Teaching Assistant

Salary: Level 1 Band B (£18,065) (Pro-rata Salary £13,732)

Pro-rata based on 32.5 hours per week, term-time only, permanent contract

Required as soon as possible


The Gainsborough Academy is an inclusive and aspirational Academy based in the Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough, easily accessible from the M18, M180 and A1 motorway networks.  We occupy a state of the art building with extensive grounds, learning and recreational facilities which are designed to inspire pupils and staff alike. At the Gainsborough Academy, we are passionate about education and have a belief that all students regardless of their ability and background, deserve choice and opportunity.

We are working with Wickerlsey Partnership Trust.  An outstanding Trust based in Rotherham. We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our SEND team reporting to the SENDCo.  Your role will focus on supporting children and young people to overcome barriers to learning through mentoring, support and bespoke interventions to foster growth, build self-esteem and independence.

You should have experience of and an interest in working with or caring for children with ideally an understanding of learning strategies, such as literacy and numeracy.  You should have good communication skills, both written and oral, be able to work as part of a team and independently within a classroom setting.  You must have good organisational skills and be able to prioritise whilst maintaining a flexible approach to change.  Motivation and an enthusiasm to make a positive difference to our students, the Academy and the wider community are important personal qualities that we are looking for in potential candidates.


Closing date:  Noon on Monday 28th September 2020 at 9:00 am.


A detailed Job Description is provided that details the scope and responsibilities of the roles.  A Person Specification is also available which states the required skills and experience of candidates.  Further information can be found on www.thegainsboroughacademy.org.uk along with an application form.

To discuss the post please contact Nikki Whitton, PA to Principal on 01427 619341 or e-mail Nikki.whitton@thegainsboroughacademy.org.uk.  All completed application forms are to be returned to Nikki Whitton.

The Gainsborough Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.