Teaching Assistant

  • Torbay School, 170B Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 2AL, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: MAT School
  • Pay scale: Zone 3 Grade C
  • Department: The Brunel Academy
  • Pay zone: Zone 3 - Rest of England (excluding NE)
  • Contractual type: Term time only – part time – permanent

Company Description

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

The Brunel Academy is a specialist provision for learners aged 11 to 16 whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment.  All students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in relation to their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  

At The Brunel Academy, we believe that everyone needs the same four things to thrive.  Our vision is a strong community where everyone has a good place to learn, a purpose and good people around them.  In order to benefit from this, individuals must participate. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications.

Job Description

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, adaptable teaching assistant who wants to support our students and be part of our Academy’s future development and improvement.  The role will be both challenging and highly rewarding.

 The successful candidate will need to be:

  • Able to inspire, support and challenge students in equal measure.

  • An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Resilient and keen to embrace working in an Academy that supports students with challenging behaviour.

  • An excellent team player who enjoys working collaboratively to provide maximum support and excellent learning opportunities for all students.

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner who is passionate about encouraging all to progress.

  • Mentally and physically healthy with a good attendance record.

To view the full job description, please click here.

Visiting the Academy prior to application is encouraged and welcomed.  If you wish to do so, please contact the Academy on 01803 665522 or by email at 



Essential - 

  • Good level of general education including GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent

Desirable - 

  • Level 3 qualification or above in Science, Maths, English or ICT 

  • HLTA qualification or equivalent

Additional Information

Start date: 1st September 2020 subject to clearances 

Catch 22 and The Brunel Academy are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. As with all posts, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of their right to work in the UK, and, if they have lived abroad, overseas police clearance/s will be sought.

Special Conditions

Governed by the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of service, supplemented by local conditions as agreed by Governors.

Because of the nature of the post, candidates are not entitled to withhold information regarding convictions by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 as amended. Candidates are required to give details of any convictions.

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