Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Armfield Academy

Academy: Armfield Academy
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC Pay Scale, Grade D
Closing date for applications: 27 June 2022, 9.00am

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Armfield Academy


Teaching Assistant Level 3


Salary:            NJC Pay Scale Points 7 - 11 currently £20,444 - £22,129 (FTE)


Contract:        Permanent

Term Time + 5 additional days

32.5 hours per week


Start Date:      30th August 2022


Firstly, thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Armfield Academy staff team. This is a very exciting and unique opportunity in helping establish our brand new school; developing policy and procedures and putting these into operation so that we become “an Academy to be proud of”.


We opened in September 2018 on Lytham Road, South Shore with children joining the school in Reception and Year 7 only. This will then be repeated in the following years which enables the school to grow. Our nursery provision opened in January 2019.  Staffing numbers will increase year on year until the school is at full capacity.  The Academy, named after Jimmy Armfield, has the strapline “an Academy to be proud of”. It therefore relates very much to traditional British values and supports the core values of our Trust; pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence.


Armfield Academy is part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) and is our second “all-through” school. FCAT is a Multi Academy Trust with 10 primary and secondary schools across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire with a proven track record of delivering rapid improvement in progress and outcomes. Our aim is to ensure first class learning opportunities for all young people. Learners are at the heart of what we do and their outcomes and successes are what drive us to be the “best we can be”!


The Teaching Assistant post is a key position within our staffing structure to work 32.5 hours per week over 5 days.  The successful candidate will work with children within our new alternative provision unit and part of a professional team on education and social development and to provide a high quality of care.


This is an exciting opportunity and we are looking for a colleague with the desire to work with pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence so we can be the “best we can be!”


Your application should state clearly why you are the ideal candidate for this role. The Job Description is attached with this advertisement.


Closing time and date for applications is 09.00 am on Monday, 27th June 2022

Shortlisting to take place on or after the afternoon of Monday, 27th June 2022

Assessment and Interview Date to be Wednesday, 6th July 2022


For any questions regarding the vacancy please contact Karen Ashton at k.ashton@armfield.fcat.org.uk


Thank you again for your interest in this post and I look forward to receiving your application.


Chris Lickiss                                                                         Mark Kilmurray
Executive Headteacher Armfield Academy                       Headteacher Armfield Academy


The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Interview Date: 6 July 2022


Job Description