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Teaching Assistant


Teaching Assistant
Plympton Academy
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Plympton Academy
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Teaching Assistant

Salary: Pay Group 2 £18,327 - £21,992 FTE - Pro rata to £16,097 - £19,317 for hours and weeks stated.

Hours per week: 37hours, term time only + 5 INSET days

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Part-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 01/09/2022

Interview Date: TBC

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We require a Teaching Assistant to join Plympton Academy to provide support in learning for Key Stage 3 and 4 students . This is a rewarding job and you will work closely with students and make a noticeable difference to their life chances.

You will work as directed by the SENCO with individual students and groups of students, supporting with the monitoring of progress for individuals. You will assist in the promotion of high standards of behaviour and conduct within the Academy and to provide support for colleagues through the enactment of Academy policy and procedure. Supporting colleagues as directed in all aspects of learning, personal development and emotional literacy both within classrooms and in other defined learning environments. 

If you are interested in this rewarding job  please see more details below or contact us directly for an informal conversation.


Our Academy:

At Plympton Academy we believe in inspiring a culture of success for all, including our staff. We have a strong culture of staff development and support - high quality CPD, based on research and evidenced best practice, which is prioritised and supported through a tailored coaching programme. 

We work collaboratively with the best schools locally and nationally so that all teachers continue to thrive and engage in the latest teaching developments and practice. We prioritise good behaviour and strong pastoral support so that learning is disruption-free, teachers can teach and students’ can focus. As a result, we are incredibly proud of our students and staff who love the challenge of learning, are equipped to achieve their dreams and take pride in their success. 


What you will need to succeed:

  • Good general standard of education, especially with regards to numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
  • Understanding of relevant policies, codes of practice, legislation.  
  • Must be able to use own initiative, work independently, motivate and inspire with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations.
  • A willingness to undertake any training and development related to the role.
  • Effective ICT skills.
  • Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace.
  • Ability to support Academy ethos and vision into the wide community.

    The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

    We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

    Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
  • In this way we transform life chances

    Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


    What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark
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    What you need to do now:

    If you are interested in working at our school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

    Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

    We strongly encourage any applicants who may be interested in working at our school to contact Tracey Overton to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager.

    If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.





    The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

    TA Job Description.pdf


    Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via