We are looking for a passionate and inspiring Teaching Assistant – Level 1 to join our supportive and talented team at Bristol Metropolitan Academy. We are a diverse multi-academy trust, looking for professional and ambitious people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning.
This is a fixed term position (subject to funding) required for 25 hours a week, Monday - Friday, term time only plus inset days.
Grade B £21,540 - £24,183, Actual starting salary £12,448 per annum.
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant - Level 1, to assist in the educational, personal and social development of a designated student under the direction and guidance of relevant colleagues (e.g. the Principal, SENCo and/or INCo, phase leaders and class teachers.) Support students by adopting relevant strategies and techniques to enable them to access the curriculum, engage with their learning and achieve their full potential. Takes responsibility for implementing planned learning activities/ teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to students’ responses as appropriate. Deliver measurable impact on student attainment as well as social and emotional well-being. Works collaboratively with relevant colleagues to fulfil the requirements of the role.
Not only will you be working within one of our fantastic academies, but you will be a part of a diverse Federation working alongside professional and inspirational people. The Cabot learning Federation are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for every young person we educate which you can be a part of. You will have access to our generous benefits package including excellent annual leave entitlement, access to our pension scheme and a number of other well-being benefits. You will be working within a large multi-academy trust which provides dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to gain experience within other departments and CLF functions.
Bristol Metropolitan Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). Bristol Metropolitan Academy is an oversubscribed forward thinking Academy based in Fishponds, Bristol, rated “Good” with Outstanding features by Ofsted in 2017.
In Summer 2019 the Academy secured attainment that exceeded national average for the first time, with the best results the Academy has ever had. We also secured our best ever Progress 8 score at over +0.5. This followed a trend of continued improvement and one we continued to see in Summer 2020 against the difficult backdrop of the pandemic (and of course without official validation of national outcomes).
The students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. 60% of our students come from minority ethnic backgrounds. We have over 40 identified primary languages in our student and staff community with over 35% of our students coming from having English as an additional language backgrounds. A higher than average number of our students are supported with overcoming any barriers due to a special educational need. Overall we believe we enable all students to achieve their very best through our approach to inclusion coupled with our Metropolitan Way; High Standards, High Aspirations and High Expectations.
We welcome applications from anyone excited to work in a fast paced, exciting yet challenging environment. We particularly welcome applications from those who believe they can contribute to our diverse and inclusive community.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity. Details of our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy can be found on the CLF website.
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Bristol Metropolitan Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.