Teaching Assistant

Location: Whitehaven Academy, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 01-11-2017
Teaching Assistant
Term time only
FTE salary: £20,661
To start as soon as possible

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our SEND team, supporting teachers and working with individuals and groups of students to ensure all pupils have opportunities to make maximum progress.
The successful candidate will have a minimum GCSE A*- C in English and Mathematics (or equivalent), and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  The ability to work with pupils with a variety of needs and a solution-focused, “can-do” attitude is essential. Secondary school experience is desirable.
The Whitehaven Academy is a mixed 11 – 18 comprehensive school in West Cumbria, with 800 students on role, including over 110 in the 6th form. The school is a highly inclusive, vibrant and exciting place in which to learn and work. Care, a passion for education and a sense of community are clearly evident across the academy. 
This is an exciting opportunity to work within Bright Tribe Trust, a multi-academy trust that brings together expertise from the education field and the professionalism and influences of commercial partners.  Through proven practices, Bright Tribe transforms the learning of children, raises standards and provides the highest quality learning environments, enabling learners and teaching staff to thrive and be the best.  Our aim is to break down the barriers that limit educational progress.  We do this through adopting a personal pathway for every child, taking account of individual needs, aspirations, and talents.
For further information on the academy, please visit: https://whitehavenacademy.org.uk/

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit please contact Emma Graham on 01946 595421.
To apply please click the 'apply now' button below.
What you need to submit:
Covering letter – Please submit a covering letter explaining the reasons why you are applying, your current pay and benefits, details of how your experience meets the requirements outlined in the Candidate Information Pack, the nature and seniority of the posts you have previously held, your successes and key achievements.
Application form – Please ensure your form contains full employment history in reverse order with details of each post you have held and key responsibilities, providing evidence of key requirements specified in the job description.

Application forms can be found here
Job Description can be found here

Closing date:         Monday 20th November 2017                   
Start Date:             as soon as possible
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Bright Tribe Trust are an equal opportunities employer.

If you have any queries please email careers@brighttribe.org.uk.

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