Teaching Assistant
Scentia Academy
Mona Road Burton On Trent, East Staffordshire, England DE13 0UF
Start Date
As soon as possible
Grade 5, Sp 5 - 6 (£21,575 to £21,968 pro rata)

About the Role

Scientia Academy is seeking to appoint an experienced, energetic and caring Teaching Assistant to support children with a range of needs and specific children on a one-to-one basis.

In collaboration with the Class Teacher and the SENCo you will nurture and support pupils’ educational experience to the best it can be and will make a significant contribution to pupils’ progress. We are looking for someone with strong behaviour management skills, sound classroom knowledge and a caring personality.   This role also requires you to work alongside individual children and groups in class and take the lead in managing small groups of pupils for specific intervention.  You will also be required to provide lunchtime support.

We aim to appoint someone who is passionate about inclusion and is willing to go the extra mile to help secure outstanding outcomes for our children and families.

The successful candidate must:

  • possess a QCF Level 2 certificate in Teaching & Learning or equivalent qualification,
  • have experience in supporting pupils at all levels and ability,
  • flexible and reliable with a caring nature,
  • be enthusiastic, highly motivated, enjoy working with young children and be passionate about making a positive difference to children’s lives,
  • have a range of strategies to support learners of all abilities, and provide excellent support for individual pupils,
  • be able to work as part of a successful, hardworking, dedicated team.

In return we can offer:

  • an extremely supportive, friendly team and a modern, well-resourced work environment,
  • high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement,
  • a commitment to wellbeing and a chance to be a part of a driven, skilled, and dedicated team.
  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme,
  • high quality Continuous Professional Development,
  • free and confidential access to REACh2’s Employment Assistant programme manned by qualified counsellors 24 hours / 7 days per week,
  • a rewarding job where no two days are the same.

This is an exciting opportunity, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Background Information about the School

Scientia Academy is a two-form entry primary school providing a part time morning and afternoon Nursery. We offer a friendly and stimulating environment, where children are encouraged to become confident, caring, articulate and independent learners on their journey to secondary education and use their abilities to the full. We provide a calm and happy atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults.

The school is equipped with modern purpose built classrooms, state of the art ICT suite and 4D cinema an extensive library, art and craft rooms in an expertly designed learning environment. We offer extended school services, which include Breakfast and After School Clubs. Enriching the curriculum as much as possible through educational and residential trips, visiting speakers and professionals drawing upon the local and wider community. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in their children’s learning through regular coffee mornings, termly review days.

We are very proud of the social and cultural diversity of our school. The children and staff come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and we aim to celebrate the richness that this brings to the school. This diversity is reflected in our curriculum, our policies and procedures and our school environment.

At Scientia the staff are committed to provide excellence in teaching and learning for every child in our school. We are looking for people who will bring these traits to our school as well as complementing the collegial atmosphere that already exists here at Scientia. If you feel that Scientia is the right type of environment for you then we would love to hear from you.

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Scientia Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Scientia Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Monday 27th November 2023
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Marion Chimenes, School Business Manager, using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A great ECT experience,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.