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Teaching Assistant

Tidworth Road, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, SP11 9RR
The Wellington Academy
Part Time, Term Time
£17,163-£17,794 (DOE) pro rata
22nd March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
22nd April 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1319929

Teaching Assistant

The Wellington Academy

Grade D £21,189-£21,968 (DOE) FTE

Actual Salary: £17,163-£17,794 (DOE) pro rata

35 hours per week Mon-Fri

39 weeks pa – Permanent Contract

Job Overview

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team. This post will involve assisting in the support of inclusion of students with additional needs within the academy, working under the instruction/guidance of teachers to enable students access to learning.

The successful candidate will be supporting student’s learning, either in whole class, groups or through 1:1 work. The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the student/s but may include:

  • Supporting the development of skills in literacy, numeracy, communication, and social and behavioral needs.
  • Differentiating work for individual students to suit their ability.
  • Using knowledge of student’s learning support needs to suggest appropriate adjustments to lesson plans to Teachers.
  • Support student’s learning through marking and feedback by clarifying and explaining instructions.
  • Ensuring students can use equipment and materials provided.
  • Motivating and supporting students by helping students to concentrate on and finish work set.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification (or equivalent) or classroom experience within the last two years.
  • A good standard of education, particularly in English and Mathematics..
  • Relevant experience in an educational establishment/setting.
  • Knowledge of National Curriculum requirements for the age of the students.
  • Demonstrable evidence of experience in supporting young people in a learning environment.
  • Demonstrable evidence of establishing positive relationships with young people.
  • Excellent communication skills: the ability to enthuse, inspire, influence and motivate others.
  • Knowledge of the use of basic technology i.e., photocopier, computer, DVD and digital camera.
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative.

Why Choose us?

The Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall, and the surrounding area: an area with a significant military presence. Consequently, we are proud to educate many children from service families and with the growing super-garrison based on Salisbury plain we expect our numbers to continue to rise.

Our curriculum breadth is focused on ensuring every pupil is exposed to the widest range of subjects possible to equip them to leave school ready to achieve their dreams and fulfil their goals. Our vision for all our pupils is that they become inquisitive, ambitions and independent young adults and when they leave us, they will have the skills, knowledge, and character they need to take them on to university or the workplace.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.
  • The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.
  • Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.
  • A successful ECT support program.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.
  • Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

Closing Date – 21 April 2023

Interview Date – w/c 24 April 2023

Please note if we receive enough applications, we may close this job role earlier.

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.


Safeguarding Statement:

Ascend Learning Trust 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. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.

Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.

In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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