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Teaching Assistant

High Street, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1JL
Winterbourne Academy
Part Time, Job Share
NJC 7 -11 (Equivalent to: £20,852 - £22,129 FTE)
21st July 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
1st September 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: until August 2023
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1258889

Contract: Fixed term, term time only to include INSET days (39 weeks per year)

Duration: September 2022 to August 2023

Salary: Grade 10 (NJC 8-11), £20,852 - £22,129 per annum (pro-rata: £15,683.93 to £16,644.43 per annum)

Hours: 32.5 per week (08:15 to 15:15, Monday to Friday)

Please Note: We offer the opportunity of flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis for all roles including full time. 

The Role

Winterbourne Academy are looking to appoint adaptable, flexible and resourceful Teaching Assistant, to join our dedicated and friendly learning support team, supporting academic progress of those students with additional needs who are identified as disadvantaged.

This post is fixed term until August 2023 subject to budget review.

Job Requirements:

o Work with a wide range of Teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning, which enables Students to achieve high standards and make appropriate progress

o Coach children on a 1:1 or group basis

o Support assessment and evidence learning

o Work with the Teacher to create learning resources appropriate to the Student that they are supporting

o Be willing to research and learn about supportive technologies that can be used in the classroom

o Maintain a safe and positive environment for all learners

o Create opportunities for all learners (e.g. SEN, EAL, GT, all underachieving groups) to reach their potential, irrespective of ability

We are looking to recruit a candidate who can provide a strong and positive role model for students and someone who is keen to contribute to the academies visions and values. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and be prepared to work creatively with students to positively progress their educational and personal development.

The successful candidate will form positive relationships with students and their Parents/Carers, to support and gain their trust. They must have relevant experience in a similar role with a proven track record. All candidates are advised to refer to the candidate information pack before submitting an application.

The Academy

Winterbourne Academy is a vibrant and highly successful academy in South Gloucestershire (on the outskirts of Bristol). It is the largest secondary school in the county and is part of a family of schools operated under the leadership of the Olympus Academy Trust. The Trust currently comprises ten South Gloucestershire schools; one all-through, four secondary and five primary academies, a University Technical College and a secondary Free School which is yet to be built.

Our Vision

Our intention is that learners from all backgrounds and from all starting points can and will aim high, participate in school and community opportunities and thrive at Winterbourne. The curriculum we provide is constructed in order to help them do these things and to acquire the relevant skills and knowledge which will enable them to meet their potential and prepare effectively for the next steps in their lives.

What we Offer

  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of Schools to support our endeavours to work smarter
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site canteen
  • Employee benefits such as an employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and employer contributing Pension Scheme
  • Staff recognition scheme
  • Lunches in exchange for a contribution to student enrichment
  • Annual Flu Jab
  • Fantastic facilities

Application Details

Interested parties are warmly invited to submit an Application Form outlining reasons for applying and suitability for the role. We encourage you to browse our website to obtain more information about working for The Olympus Academy Trust at Winterbourne Academy. 

We recommend early applications as the academy reserves the right to close the advert prior to the stated deadline date

Interview Date: TBC

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are committed to creating a dynamic and diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their age, gender, disability, age, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. We have procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are fully committed to the inclusion of all children and young people in our schools, and we work collaboratively to develop excellent inclusive practice. It is therefore important to us that all prospective candidates have read and understand their responsibilities in relation to special educational needs and disabilities. You should be familiar with the Code of Practice section 6, which is attached for you to read. 


Safeguarding Statement:

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, volunteers and candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. Where given permission to do so, references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview. Candidates attending an interview should expect the interview panel to explore issues relating to safeguarding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

Winterbourne Academy

Winterbourne Academy

Part of The Olympus Academy Trust

The Olympus Academy Trust