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Join the Nexus team as a Teaching Assistants - Discovery Academy

Post title: Teaching Assistants

Location: Discovery Academy, Sheffield, S2

Status: Permanent, Full Time 

Hours: 36 hrs p/w, Permanent, Term Time only

Salary: £23,500 - £23,893 FTE Grade 3, £24,294 - £26,421 FTE Grade 4

             £19,786-£20,117 Grade 3 pro rata, £20,455-£22,246 Grade 4 pro rata

Start date: September 2024

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 30th June 2024

Short Listing: Monday 1st July 2024

Interview date: Monday 8th July 2024

Are you ready for your next challenge? Can you teach and deliver creatively? Are you passionate about making a real difference to pupils with SEND? Are you nurturing, inclusive, empowering, caring, passionate, enriching, encouraging, child-centered and family focused? Are you ready to inspire the next generation of young minds? Are you a relentless children’s champion? Take a leap and become part of the Discovery Team of Dreamers, Believers and Achievers. 

View our recruitment video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ihas1V3xM&t=3s

Discovery Academy is a brand-new school for children and young people with SEND located on the Norfolk Park Estate in Sheffield. The Academy is run by the award-winning Nexus Multi Academy Trust.

We believe that inspiring young people with their learning is about giving them a sense of belief that they will achieve their potential. This is an opportunity to build the school ethos from the ground upwards. Be a part of a house system that gives children and staff a sense of belonging and is dedicated to its values by developing staff to become even greater.

We have an immersive approach to our curriculum that is thematic throughout the school. Our classrooms are immersive and allow pupils to work independently and in collaboration together in fun learning spaces. We believe that learning takes place when children feel safe, stimulated and secure where kindness, care and self-belief are the foundations to learning. For further information about the school please visit https://www.discoverysheffield.org/

Our Opportunity

We are looking to appoint highly professional and efficient Teaching Assistants.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is an award-winning Trust, founded in 2016 with a large network of academies across South Yorkshire. The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn.

We are forward thinking and innovative with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus on our website Nexus Multi Academy Trust | Special Schools Across Yorkshire (nexusmat.org)

What you can expect 

How to Apply 

To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Nexus Trust website.

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Amy Woodcock (Office Manager) on awoodcock@nexusmat.org or postal address: C/O Discovery Academy, Park Grange Road, Norfolk Park, Sheffield, S2 3QF.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Further information 

If you would like an informal and confidential conversation about the role please contact Amy Woodcock on 0114 4798000.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

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Career salary

Grade 3 £19,786 - £20,117 pro rata, Grade 4 £20,455-£22,246 pro rata

Working hours

36 hours a week

Career location

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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