Teaching Assistant

Job advert

  • Contract:                    Part Time/Permanent
  • Site:                            Queen Katharine Academy
  • Hours:                        32.5 hours per week, start time 8.30am, finish time varies. 39 weeks per annum (term time plus 1 week)
  • Salary:                        Grade 4, Point 18 £13,769.58 per annum (FTE £18,870)
  • Closing date:             22 November 2018    
  • Start date:                  ASAP 


About Us


Thomas Deacon Education Trust (TDET) is a charitable organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands.  As a newly formed multi-academy trust we strive to provide outstanding teaching and learning for all and an ethos and culture that encourages everyone to be the very best that they can be. 



Our moral purpose is defined through our commitment to see every member of the learning community achieve their full potential.  As a Trust, however, we recognise the importance and individuality of the local context of each of our schools and encourage diversity of practice whilst retaining a collective sense of unity in our purpose.



Our core values of Trust; Diversity; Excellence and Transformation underpin all aspects of student and staff life in our academies and gives us a platform to offer innovative and efficient business services.

We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do.



Queen Katharine Academy has approximately 1300 students including a very strong and successful Sixth Form. As part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust, Queen Katharine Academy offers its staff many opportunities for excellent professional development.



The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work closely with class teachers to ensure students are able to make excellent progress. The role will be to support students of all abilities in whole class, small group and individual settings. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the local and national learning strategies, required to enhance literacy and numeracy and will be able to follow Academy policies to effectively manage pupil behaviour.



The Person

You will

  • Have relevant experience of working in a secondary school.
  • Have Maths and English GCSE’s A* - C (or equivalent)
  • Have the ability to form strong relationships with students and colleagues across the Academy.
  • Have strong numeracy and literacy skills.


What we can offer you:

  • Excellent working facilities in a modern and inspirational environment
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and committed team of professionals
  • Excellent salary package
  • Fantastic training/development/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment
  • Opportunity for of progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust
  • Use of Academy facilities (including an onsite car parking and canteen)
  • LGPS Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme


TD Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


To apply please click on the Vacancies page of our website www.qka.education where you will be directed to the application page.


If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on 01733 426063 or e-mail hrteam@tdet.education.


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