Teaching Assistant with SEND Area Specialism – Edgar Wood Academy

Job description:

Required as soon as possible

Permanent, Term Time : 37 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant with SEND area specialism in a new school which opened its doors in September 2021 and which serves the local community in Middleton and Heywood.  This role would suit a person with experience and a passion for working with children aged 11-16 with SEND, behaviour, social emotional and mental health issues. We are an expanding school, with an intake of 120 places from September 2021, followed by a further 180 places being offered for September 2022.  We want to employ enthusiastic teaching and support staff that will grow with the school.

We are based in a temporary site in the grounds of Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus whilst the new school is completed.  From September 2022, Year 7 and Year 8 students at Edgar Wood Academy will be the first to experience our new school building in Bowlee, Middleton, with its modern state-of the-art facilities, designed to allow our students to flourish academically, culturally and artistically.

To work at Edgar Wood Academy, you must aspire to be an outstanding colleague.  You must be willing to share and learn.  We wish to appointment someone who will help us to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in the borough.

In return we promise a supportive and enjoyable working environment and the resources needed to carry out the role to the highest standards, including a bespoke professional development programme to support you with your future career aspirations.

Closing Date : Friday 28th January 2022

Interviews: week commencing Monday 31st January 2022

Candidates will be shortlisted and given interviews as we receive applications. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Salary details:

Actual Salary : Support Staff Salary Scale 6-9 £17,019 – £18,060

Important dates:

  • Deadline: 28th January 2022
  • Interviews: W/C Monday 31st January 2022
  • Starting: Immediately