Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Blackpool Gateway Academy (x3)

Academy: Blackpool Gateway Academy
Contract: Temporary
Salary: £20,092 – £21,748
Closing date for applications: 18 May 2022, 9.00am

Gateway Academy, Blackpool

Teaching Assistant L3 x 3 posts 

                Salary:  Points 7 - 11 on the NJC Pay Scale D currently £20,092 - £21,748 (FTE)

                Contract:  Fixed Term - 24 months 

                32.5 hrs per week, Term Time Only + 5 Days

Start Date: 1 post  x ASAP  2 posts x 30th August 2022 

Who are we? 

All at Blackpool Gateway Academy are in pursuit of educational excellence. We endeavour to  work together with parents, governors and the local community to provide high quality care  and education through continuous improvement.We encourage all children to enjoy learning, develop their best potential and show mutual respect for one another. We promote  independence and hope that all our pupils become ‘life-long learners’. 

Blackpool Gateway Academy is in Bloomfield Ward, close to Blackpool Football Club,  adjacent to Seasider’s Way. It is a two form entry school that is growing year on year,  currently with 351 pupils catering for pupils from  3-11 years. It is a two form entry school currently with 351 pupils (2 classes in each year group up to Year 6) catering for pupils from 3-11 years through our nursery provision. 

The school is a 21st century learning environment with the latest IT in all classrooms. It has  a dedicated foundation stage with outdoor learning. We are committed to an ethos and culture of nurture for all pupils and staff and in March this year attained Nurture UK accreditation which we are very proud of. 

In September 2016 the school joined Fylde Coast Academy Trust and embraces the Trust’s  core values of Pride, Resilience, Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Ambition. 


The Candidate 

We are looking for candidates whose dynamism, confidence, commitment, energy,  professional expertise and experience qualify them to take on this exciting and challenging  role.  

We require a number of  Level 3 Teaching Assistants to work at Blackpool Gateway  Academy.  

The Role 

Teaching Assistant Level 3

What can we offer you? 

A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work. 

Annual appraisal, access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

 How to Apply 

Please complete an online application form on the FCAT website (www.fcat.org.uk).  

For any information regarding the position or the school please contact Pamela Parr, Business Support Manager on 01253 402936 (p.parr@gateway.fcat.org.uk) 

Closing time and date for applications is: Wednesday 18th May 2022

Shortlisting to take place on:Thursday 19th May 2022. 

Assessment and Interview Day to be held on: Monday 23rd May 2022    

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.

FCAT support staff employee contracts must not exceed 37 hours per week.

Employees are able to have multiple posts within the trust, however, the total number of combined contracted hours cannot exceed 37 hours per week. 

This is in line with the Green Book support staff terms and conditions of employment and also supports our Team FCAT Work and Wellbeing Charter.

Interview Date: 23 May 2022


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