Teaching Assistant

Contract Type:   Fixed Term Contract (Maternity leave cover).   Term time only, plus one INSET day, which may be carried out as twilight sessions


Required:   From 1st September 2019 until 31st March 2020 or until the return of the post holder

Hours of Work:   21 hours per week - Monday, Tuesday and either Thursday or Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm

Salary:   Grade 5 SCP 8 – 14 

Actual salary:   £9,496 - £10,694 per annum


Padgate Academy is part of The Challenge Academies Trust (TCAT).  We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support our students with additional needs and/or disabilities.  The successful applicant will be working with and supporting students’ academic progress.  The students will have a variety of additional needs and will require support to access their learning, and interact with staff and students positively.


Attributes essential for the post include:


  • behaviour for learning management skills
  • the ability to relate to and empathise with students difficulties alongside working positively with, teachers, other professionals and parent/carers
  • the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative
  • excellent attendance and punctuality


It is essential that the successful candidate is able to communicate clearly to students and staff in a calm and respectful manner, be reliable and trustworthy and work within the Academy’s policies and procedures.


Padgate Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  


Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed application form.  All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.


Please apply on a Padgate Academy (non-teaching staff) application form which can be accessed via the vacancies link on the Padgate Academy website as follows: https://padgateacademy.co.uk/vacancies


Closing Date:   Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 12noon


Interview Date:   Thursday 20th June 2019

Job Description - Teaching Assistant Sept 2019 (pdf)

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Person Specification - Teaching Assistant Sept 2019 (pdf)

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Application Forms

Please post completed application forms to Mrs M. Barclay, Principal, Padgate Academy, Insall Road, Padgate, Warrington, WA2 0LN.


Alternatively you may email completed application forms to jobs@padgateacademy.co.uk.


Application forms are provided below in both PDF and Word (doc) format.


Job Application Form - Non Teaching (pdf)

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Job Application Form - Teaching (pdf)

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Job Application Form - Non Teaching (doc)

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Job Application Form - Teaching (doc)

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Recruitment Privacy Notice (pdf)

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