Teaching Assistant

Salary            Dependent on candidate experience and qualification 

            Expected grade 3/4, FTE salary £22,185

Location        Cheam Fields Primary Academy 

Contract         Part time

One post - 30 hours per week (actual salary £15,484)

One post - 15 hours per week (actual salary £7,742)

Both fixed term to 31 August 2022 and in line with pupil attendance. Monday-Friday, term time only

Start Date        ASAP

LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistants.

These roles are to support pupils with a range of additional needs, including some which are complex, where experience of working with ASD pupils will be desirable.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to support individual pupils in a caring, patient and compassionate way, ensuring their pastoral and academic needs are met. You will work excellently as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures. You will need to have experience of working with children with additional needs and be suitably qualified (please see the details in the person specification).

Please apply for this position by completing an application form, detailing how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification

Informal conversations are welcomed; please contact the Trust’s HR Team via recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.  

We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website here

Please find out more about the Academy by visiting our website  Cheam Fields Primary Academy.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing dates on appointment of a suitable candidate.

Closing date for applications        12:00 01 November 2021

Shortlisting                02 November 2021

Interviews will be held        04 November 2021

At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3500 pupils from across the London Borough of Sutton. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from seven primary schools, supported by both our Inclusion & Wellbeing Hub and our Opportunity Hub. We are proud to provide endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. With over 450 staff, our schools are empowered to support each other to improve both outcomes for our pupils, and to drive performance across the wider school system. We are delighted that our schools remain long standing members of the Challenge Partners Network of Excellence. Our commitment to Professional Development is ongoing; staff, governors and Trustees access training through our LEO CDP website, Judicium’s online learning portal and a wide ranging programme of courses delivered in our LEO Training Room and online via GoogleMeet. Learning, Excellence and Opportunity are at the heart of our Trust, embedded through our shared mission, values and aims.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and for this role, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed amongst other checks as appropriate.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences, prior to the interview. 

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.