Chilwell Croft Academy-Teaching Assistant with SEN

Author: HR


1-Year Fixed Term

Salary: Grade 3, Point 9 – 22 (£20,280 – £25,440)

Pro-rata of £23,194 – £29,439 (FTE) 

36.5 hours per contracted working week (pro-rata)

Equitas Academies Trust was formed in September 2012 and incorporates Chilwell Croft Academy (Primary) and Aston Manor Academy.  Both Academies are happy, exciting and inspiring learning environments for their children who are from a vibrant mix of cultures.  The staff and Trustees have a great sense of pride in their schools and care passionately about the pupils they serve.

Chilwell Croft Academy is a lovely primary school, which is well-supported by staff and parents alike. The Academy has had an extremely positive journey and leaders and staff places a strong emphasis on positive attitudes, high-quality learning, and a strong team approach.  Consequently, the school has received an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’.  Chilwell Croft is a harmonious community where pupils from different ethnic heritages work together well and feel safe.

The Trust seeks to appoint a committed and experienced Teaching Assistant with SEN allowance to support the SENCo as required and in particular to support the identification and referral of pupils to various agencies relating to SEN. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake interventions with key individuals or groups and offer general support to teachers. This role values the demonstration of excellent communication skills, while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality, using discretion in dealing with sensitive information.  Teaching assistants within our school are valued for the important work that they do in ensuring our children have positive experiences to reach their full potential, whatever their starting points may be.  As an inclusive school our SEND children deserve high quality support and this role seeks to provide extra support to our SENCo in this work. The successful candidate will also contribute to delivering positive support to our Chilwell families as we seek to serve our community.

As an employer, Equitas Academies Trust offers:

  • A supportive and nurturing working environment
  • A commitment to CPD opportunities and the development of our staff
  • Employee well-being benefits including access to a bus pass scheme, Voluntary Health Care Cash Plan and a cycle to work scheme, 1-2-1 Clinical Supervision for DSLs
  • Employer contributions to Local Government Pensions Scheme (support staff) or Teacher Pensions Scheme (teaching staff)
  • Pay progression cantered around a robust performance management process
  • An inclusive and caring ethos.
  • The Rise Program

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all pre-employment checks necessary to meet safer recruitment requirements, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, right-to-work check, and references.

For more information, or to obtain an application pack including job description and person specification, please visit the Trust website, www.equitasacademiestrust.com, or email jobs@equitasacademiestrust.com if you require any further details.  Visits to the school are welcome, please contact Chilwell Croft Academy to arrange.

Closing Date: 15th April 2023 at midday

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 24th April 2023