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Teaching Assistant at Orchard Academy

Role: 1:1 Teaching Assistant Yr4

Start date: ASAP Fixed Term Contract, could turn into permanent position

Salary: SCP2 £18,562 FTE, £14,108.62 Pro Rata

Working weeks – 39 weeks (term time and 5 training days)

Working hours: 33.75 hours = 8:30 to 3:45 with 30 minutes for unpaid lunch

Closing date: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Orchard Academy is a family and a community. Every visitor comments on how friendly and caring our children and staff are, as well as the positive, warm atmosphere that can be felt around the school.  We develop welcoming, confident children who are enthusiastic, engaging and a delight to work with. 

Orchard Academy has a dedicated staff team that are committed to delivering high-quality teaching and excellent pastoral care, ensuring that all pupils are given every opportunity to succeed. We are a proud founding member of the East Midlands Academy Trust; whose vision is that every child deserves to be the best they can.

We are seeking experienced SEND/EHCP Teaching Assistants who have experience working with children who have SEMH If you feel you can positively contribute to our pupils’ lives and want to be part of our school, we look forward to welcoming your application.

We are looking for:

  • Experience of working with children who have SEND, particularly SEMH
  • Someone who understands, can empathise with and adapt to the needs of pupils with SEMH
  • Teaching Assistants who are able to enthuse and inspire children, and have patience and sensitivity
  • Teaching Assistants who show great mental flexibility in order to contribute to a dynamic and hardworking team
  • Teaching Assistants who are committed to safeguarding our children and promoting their welfare
  • Successful Teaching Assistants who are able to raise and sustain high standards

Our school:

  • Is a family and a community
  • Has excellent and supportive middle / senior leaders
  • Is committed to supporting continuous professional development
  • Has a team of staff that is recognised for its enthusiastic, friendly and rigorous approach to teaching and learning
  • Has children who thrive in a creative and challenging atmosphere
  • Has parents and carers who are supportive and have high ambitions for their children

We welcome visits to the school. To arrange a visit, please contact Jane Harrison, School Business Manager, on 01908 670681.

How to apply

Please download an application form below. To apply, please return your completed application form and covering letter to by 12pm on Wednesday 21st October 2020. If you have any questions regarding this role, please call Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281.

EMAT has the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.


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