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Teaching Assistant Level 3

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Shirebrook Academy
Salary details
Band D points 5 - 6 £16,691 - £16,995 per annum Based on full time salary of £21,575 - £21,968 (plus an additional 1 week of pay if the appointee has 5 years or more continuous service with the Local Authority)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
32 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
Closing Date
19 June 2023
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Shirebrook Academy is at the heart of the Shirebrook community.  We are committed to making a real difference to the lives of our young people and will provide outstanding learning and enrichment opportunities for them throughout their time with us.  To be able to achieve this, we need to have a team of dedicated and outstanding staff, who will contribute to our exceptional learning community. In May 2017 Shirebrook Academy joined ACET (Aston Community Education Trust) a forward thinking and rapidly developing multi-academy trust which further strengthens our capacity to improve opportunities for all our students and staff. 

We are seeking to appoint ambitious an enthusiastic Level 2 Teaching Assistant who will complement the professional work of Teachers, support the learning and teaching of children and young people and be committed to safeguarding and supportive of the ethos of our school.   

The successful candidate will:

work under the direction and instruction of appropriate staff to support access to learning for students

assist the teacher in the planning cycle including the management and preparation of resources, implementing agreed work programmes with individuals / groups both within and out of the classroom provide general support for the teacher in the classroom 

*You will be based at Shirebrook Academy but the role may involve working at other academies within the trust. 


ACET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All applicants should read our safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy, which are available on the ‘policy’ section of our academy websites. 

It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are barred from working with children. This post will involve regular contact with children, and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions, cautions or bind-over orders which for any other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. Any information that is “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 will not appear on a DBS certificate and does not need to be declared. Guidance on this can be found at https://www.gov.uk /government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration related to their criminal record or any information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. If you have lived or worked outside of the UK, additional information may be required from you to satisfy safer recruitment checks. 


ACET is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and your application will be assessed purely on your ability to do the job. 

We undertake to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face. Where required, we will make reasonable adjustments to the selection process for an applicant with a disability. 

Please note if you have not received a reply within three weeks, your application has been unsuccessful. We undertake to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful, you will be required to apply for a disclosure and barring services check

at an enhanced level.  Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs 

Please note if you have not received a reply within three weeks, your application has been unsuccessful.

Applications should be returned to jstott1@shirebrookacademy.org

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.