Teaching Assistant

Salary: Grade 5 (FTE – £19,171)
Hours: 20 hours per week – term time only
Required: September 2020


The Whitehaven Academy is part of the Cumbria Education Trust. CET is a growing multi academy trust based in Cumbria; and is committed to creating outstanding, innovative and inspiring learning environments for our schools and their communities. The successful candidate will be joining CET at an exciting time, as we continue to build on our successes and move forward on our journey to establish ourselves as one of the highest performing MATs in the North of England.

This is a really exciting opportunity to join The Whitehaven Academy at a pivotal time for its future. It has been announced that the DfE will provide significant financial investment to redevelop the school. Work has begun on the new build with opening scheduled for Easter 2021. We are looking for an outstanding candidate to enhance the learning of students who have a wide range of learning needs, with a particular focus on social, emotional and mental health issues.

The successful candidate will:
• Have relevant experience in a similar environment or appropriate qualifications.
• Should hold appropriate academic qualifications to at least GCSE standard, professional qualifications to at least NVQ level 2, or be able to demonstrate competency through proven experience in a similar role.
• Have good inter-personal skills, be able to operate as a member of a busy team and be able to seek and accept guidance and support as required and as offered.
• Have the drive, initiative and ability to respond quickly to further developments in the provision of learning support in schools.

If you have the qualities required, along with the passion and aspirations to contribute to the success of the Academy and the MAT, then we would welcome an application from you.

Please Note: The Cumbria Education Trust does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply for this post please complete an application form which can be found along with the job description and/or recruitment pack on the School’s website https://www.whitehavenacademy.org.uk/
Please send applications to egraham@whitehavenacademy.org.uk

Remember to ensure that you give contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) and contact numbers and email addresses for your referees.
Rolling recruitment:-
In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and the difficulties this presents to schools and candidates, we will be operating a rolling recruitment process. This means that we are currently accepting applications and will continue to do so until the post is filled. Therefore, we would encourage the submission of early application forms as we reserve the right to close the application process at any point in time.

The Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List checks are required for this post.

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