Top Job Level 2 Teaching Assistant 35 hours per week, term time only + 2 weeks (5 x PD days and 1 week of holiday club)

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

  • Employer - Tees Valley Education
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Education
  • Location: - Middlesbrough
  • Salary - NJC point 6-7 £23,893 - £24,294 (NJC POINT 6 - Actual Salary PRO-RATA £20,026)
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 35 hours per week, term time only + 2 weeks (5 x PD days and 1 week of holiday club)
  • Closing date - Monday, 03 June 2024 12:00

Job Description

Reporting to: Executive Headteacher

About the Trust

The Trust was established in 2015 and provides education and enrichment activities to more than 1100 children across five Academies, located in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland local authority areas.  Academies within the Trust are:

·       Brambles Primary Academy (3 to 11 years),

·       Discovery Special Academy (2 to 16 years),

·       Dormanstown Primary Academy (3 to 11 years),

·       Pennyman Primary Academy (3 to 11 years), and

·       Wilton Primary Academy (3 to 11 years).

About the role we are looking to appoint:

Discovery Special Academy is seeking to appoint a pro-active, enthusiastic, energetic and reliable Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join the Tees Valley Education Trust. This position would be to work with children from nursery to Year 11 with complex learning, sensory, communication and behaviour needs.  Experience working with children with significant sensory and behaviour needs is required.  As a Level 2 Teaching Assistant, you will work alongside the class teacher, helping pupils to get the most out of their learning and supporting individuals or groups of pupils. 

You will be contributing to and participating in the team working ethos of the provision whilst maintaining its core values by:

·       Supporting families to ensure that their children attend school regularly and make good progress;

·       supporting children to be kept safe and work positively with a range of stakeholders to protect children;

·       and enabling children to be successful through supporting excellent attitudes towards learning and behaviour.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for people who have experience of working with children with complex SEND,are interested in their development and learning and have good organisational and communication skills.  We ask that all staff working with our children hold qualifications in English and mathematicsthat are at least equivalent to GCSE grade ‘C’.  Qualification as a teaching assistant (or equivalent) is essential.

What the Trust will provide the successful candidate:

·       A workplace where all staff are valued and treated with respect as outlined within the Trust’s Diamond Standards

·       A passionate, enthusiastic and supportive Leadership Team

·       A listening and learning organisation where all staff are encouraged to be curious and share ideas for the Trust/academies/team to improve

·       Hard working, committed and dedicated staff who strive to gain the best outcomes for all children across the Trust’s academies

·       Dedicated approach to children’s learning to encourage them all to be the best they can be

·       Career enhancement opportunities within areas of interest as well as supporting ongoing professional development and training specific to job role

·       Dedicated line manager to discuss work streams and capacity

·       Free access to the Trust’s Wellbeing offer, which includes counselling, access to GP and Mindfulness.

·       Benefits of the Trust’s Staff Charter which can be found at TVED Staff Charter.

Safeguarding requirements for the role:

Tees Valley Education Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and, therefore, all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as “spent” must be declared.  The Trust’s Recruitment of Ex-Offender policy can be requested or visit the Trust’s website.

Applications are invited from prospective candidates who demonstrate that they are able to meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification and who have the vision, values and tenacity to join an outstanding team and help continue the journey towards excellence.

Contact information

An application form is attached below. Application packs can be downloaded or printed directly from the Trust website or requested from the academy. Only applications via the Trust’s official application form will be accepted. Pleasedo not submit a CV as substitute for part or full application form, the information will not be accepted or considered.  

If you are submitting your completed application form by e-mail to - please be aware the academy cannot be responsible for any formatting anomalies when printing. If you are unable to submit an electronic application form, handwritten or electronic printed copies should be posted or hand delivered to the following address for the attention ofMiss Jennifer Duncan.                 

Discovery Special Academy

Sandy Flatts Lane


TS5 7YN                                                                                                   

Shortlisting Process

After the closing date, short listing will be conducted by a panel, who will match your skills/experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview entirely on the contents of your application form, so please read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your form. 

Shortlisted candidates will receive:

·     Letter confirming interview details.

·     Details of original ID documentation is required to confirm candidates. Photocopies or certified copies are not accepted.

·     Criminal Record Self-Declaration Form, which must be brought on the day of the interview in a sealed envelope.

References for successful Candidate/s

We may seek references for shortlisted candidate/s and we may also approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before the interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be taken up post interview.

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