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Teaching Assistant (Level 3)


Salary: Grade 5, Point 13 FTE £22,150 per annum (actual salary for 38.5 hours term time only £20,304.38 pro rata)
Contract type: Permanent, Full Time (38.5 hours per week), term time only

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves. 

About the Teaching Assistant role

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our SEND department. The SEND department provides support to our students across the Academy who have EHCPs (Education Health Care Plans) and other additional needs to enable them to reach their full potential regardless of any potential barriers to learning they may face. You will provide learning activities for both individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting the learning programmes so that they suit the needs of the pupils.

You will also monitor and record pupil responses and achievements, drawing any problems that cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher. Alongside this, you will also support pupils in social and emotional wellbeing, and where appropriate reporting problems to the teacher and/or Designated Senior Lead as appropriate, ensuring that any established procedures are followed.

Alongside this, you may also be required to supervise the work of other support staff/trainees, provide short term cover supervision of classes, invigilate exams and tests, escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out of school activities and assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene as required.

As a member of staff, we can offer you the following:

  • Enhanced salaries and promotional prospects within the school.
  • Opportunities for continued professional development and access to the BWT Teaching School & Ambition hub
  • The support of a cohesive and committed team of teachers who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations
  • A daily allowance entitling you to a freshly prepared hot or cold breakfast and lunch
  • Access to salary sacrifice schemes such as Bike2Work

About Brooke Weston Academy

Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional.  We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby, Northamptonshire.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.  Our school was founded over 25 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have. 

Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’. 

About Brooke Weston Trust 

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people. 

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people. 

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School. 

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

How to Apply

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to applications@brookeweston.org .

Safer Recruitment 
Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment.

All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.  

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here -Safeguarding and Child Protection 

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy 

Closing date: Wednesday 15th December 2022

Interviews: TBC

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

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