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Senior Teaching Assistant - FTC MAT Cover

Liden Drive, Liden, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6EX
The Chalet School
Full Time, Term Time
£15,102 - £18,434 plus £2,000 FTE honorarium
25th November 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
12th December 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 12 Months - Maternity Cover
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1290581

Note: Applicants will be considered as applications are received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

The Opportunity

We at Brunel Academies Trust are a proud, growing educational community with a vision of “no barriers, only potential”. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our children and young people (CYP) whether they are within our SEND provisions or mainstream schools.

As a developing Multi Academy Trust (MAT), now is an exciting time to join us as The Chalet School are in search of a fixed term Senior Teaching Assistant. This opportunity is ideal for an existing Teaching Assistant ready to take the next step in their career to enhance their skills, knowledge and experience through supported growth and given exposure to additional responsibilities.

With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our pupils, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at The Chalet School will strive to meet the end goal of our Trust: To collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure each and every one of our pupils have the education they deserve.

Your Role

As a Teaching Assistant the attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):

• Under the professional direction of a class teacher, undertake a range of teaching and learning activities with whole classes, specified groups or individual pupils

• Provide specific teaching & learning support to pupils to achieve their learning targets

• In agreement with the Head of Education Provision (HoEP) or teacher and where appropriate, communicate with parents/carers about the education and care of their children

• Participate in activities designed to meet the emotional, physical and learning needs of individual pupils and groups of pupils, all of which have special needs

• Contribute to the monitoring and delivery of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP’s)

• Feed back to the class teacher about progress made by the pupils in line with Ofsted requirements

Your Experience

Our Senior TA person specification attached will contain the full details, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:

• Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills

• NVQ 2 or willingness to undertake NVQ 3

• EYFS/Primary training and/or experience

• Strong evidence of good performance management in the role of a teaching assistance

• Secure working knowledge of SEND and Autism & evidence of attending relevant school INSET

Hours: 31.17pw

Interviews: w/c 12th December 2022

Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.


Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:

• Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities

• Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays

• Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries

• Excellent pension scheme

Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.

To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing


Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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