Teaching Assistant 3 (Hastings)
The Hastings Academy

Closing date: 28/10/2020

Job posted date: 14/10/2020

Salary: East Sussex Grade 4 - £18,933 - £19,312

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 20

Do you want to support pupils with their learning and development?

The role

The role of Teaching Assistant is cruicial in promoting the learning and personal development of all pupils, including but not exclusively, those with special educational needs. The main purpose of the role will be working under guidance: implement therapy programmes for indivduals/groups which could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas. To assist in the whole planning cycle and management/preparation of resources.  The role is 20 hours per week, working term time only. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant 3 who is confident, committed and can use specialist therapy skills to support the students. You will have:

  • knowledge of support strategies for students with C&I needs
  • knowldge of SEN Code of Practice
  • the ability to demonstrate active listening skills

About the Hastings Academy  

Ofsted grade: Good (2018) 

The Hastings Academy is a secondary sechool for 11 to 16- year olds in Hastings, East Sussex. Our motto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child.We hold the Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers educations, information advice and guidance. We are renowed for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places every year, with a total capacity of 900. We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.  We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer Benefits, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Take a closer look.

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about the role. 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Harriet Catt, PA to Principal at the Hastings Academy on 01424 711950.

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.