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Teaching Assistants (known as Learning Mentors at GWA)

William Morris Way, Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2PP
Great Western Academy
Part Time, Term Time
£11.59 - £12.24 per hour
3rd February 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
27th February 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1306949

Great Western Academy is looking for new staff to expand its team of Learning Mentors (Teaching Assistants)

Great Western Academy opened in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in North Swindon in September 2018. The Academy is heavily oversubscribed in years 7, 8, 9,10 and 11 and our first two cohorts of A-level students celebrated their exceptional results in summer 2021 and 2022.

Great Western Academy welcomes all students; the SEND team promotes our inclusive approach and ensures that students with additional needs are fully supported with their learning. Successful candidates will usually be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working with students, their parents, and a range of professionals within and beyond the school to ensure that every student is supported to make the best progress possible. However, applications are also welcome from candidates new to working in a SEND team who show enthusiasm for providing all students with the best opportunities possible and who are willing and able to quickly learn from our established team.

The successful candidates will join our SEND team, reporting to our experienced SENDCo. Our vision is that our learning mentors will each focus on a particular field of additional needs provision (or have the potential to do so with appropriate training and support). Experience, qualifications, or simply a strong interest in a specific area of SEND work would be an asset to any application.

Great Western Academy supports staff career progression. All of our current Hub Leaders started their careers at Great Western Academy as Learning Mentors. There is also an opportunity for overtime 3 evenings a week for suitable candidates to lead our enrichment sessions.

Additional benefits of working at GWA include:-

• State of the Art Facilities

• Leading edge ICT, including a laptop provided for all staff

• Medical and Wellbeing Support Service

• Free Parking

Great Western Academy aims to radically improve the life chances of every student who attends. We use our brand new building and state-of-the-art facilities (including a purpose-designed SEND suite) to help achieve this, but it is the fantastic team of staff who turn our vision into reality. If you have the proven ability to contribute to our inclusive approach in the classroom and beyond then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Further details are available on the Academy website and in the information documents attached. If you have further questions prior to application please contact Denise Horn (HR Officer) on the recruitment email address.

Applications submitted electronically can be made through Eteach or emailed by 9am on Monday 27th February 2023, Interviews will take place the following week. We may close the advert early depending on the strength and number of applications received.


Safeguarding Statement:

Great Western 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. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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