Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Nurture Unit (Blackpool Gateway Academy)

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Academy: Blackpool Gateway Academy

Salary: Grade D on the NJC Pay Scale currently £19,554 to £21,166 FTE

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2019, 9.00am

Interview Date: 4 July 2019

Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Nurture Unit

Salary:            Grade D on the NJC Pay Scale currently £19,554 to £21,166 FTE, pro rata to reflect hours and working week.

Contract:        Permanent.  Part Time (32.5).

Start Date:      27th August 2019

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.   Encouraging 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 344 pupils (2 classes in each year group up to Year 5) catering for pupils from 3-11 years. From January 2018 we have successfully opened our brand new nursery which can cater to 26 pupils per session.

The school is a 21st century learning environment with the latest IT in all classrooms. It has a dedicated foundation stage with outdoor learning. Outside there are extensive grounds with a junior sized football pitch and newly installed play equipment.

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. There are a number of advantages of working with a cluster of schools within a multi academy trust.

  • Sharing best practice between schools.
  • Economic advantages, such as centralised services and the ability to focus funds where they are needed.
  • Increased and flexible staffing resources.
  • The possibility of establishing succession planning programmes for staff, and thereby retaining good staff who may otherwise have moved on.

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 permanent, part time Teacher Assistant 3 with experience of working with pupils with behavioural needs. The candidate will be required to work closely with our Behaviour Lead within our Nurture Unit, developing and implementing the Academy’s behaviour and inclusion strategies. The candidate must have the ability to work in a team and work in partnership with teaching staff to implement ESM plans, initiatives and strategies to improve whole school pupil behaviour and inclusion.  

The Role

Teaching Assistant Level 3 to work within our Nurture Unit but may also be required to assist in classes. 

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 Sue Robinson, Acting Head of School via Charli Chadwick on 01253 402936 (charli.chadwick@fcat.org.uk)

Closing time and date for applications is: 9.00am on Monday 1st July 2019

Shortlisting to take place on: Monday 1st July 2019

Assessment and Interview Day to be held on: Thursday 4th July 2019


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.


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