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Manchester Enterprise Academy Teaching Assistant (For Looked After Children)

This position is Permanent, Full Time, Term Time Only. Required to start as soon as possible.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Grade 5 £22,021 to £24,799 pa pro rata
  • Contract: Full Time Permanent
  • Applications Close: 04 November 2019
  • Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Job details

The Altius Trust is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant at our fantastic Academy in Wythenshawe, to specifically support students and teachers across our Academy and provide individualised intervention for our Looked After students.

The successful candidates will join our wider Special Educational Needs and Inclusion team to support the academic and social needs of identified pupils through in-class support and working with small groups of students or individually. Successful candidates will also assist in the development, maintenance and use of resources.

The role will suit an enthusiastic and inspirational graduate who enjoys working as part of a dedicated team and who wants to develop their skills in a school environment.

Candidates who are appointed will receive full support and training from colleagues and Teachers.


The Altius Trust is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. Our Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees.

The flagship school of the Trust, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) is committed to being a leading institution; the academy of choice for learners, their parents and employers locally, regionally and beyond. We look to be acknowledged nationally for excellence in teaching and learning and for the quality of students' outcomes. We recognise that our learners are at the heart of all we do and are committed to properly understanding every aspect of their 'MEA' experience.

MEA Central opened with 210 Year 7 students on September 2017 and now has three year groups and 630 students. Through high academic aspirations, an impressive culture and wide ranging extra-curricular opportunities, the school develops students into articulate, active and respectful citizens, ready to go out and do good in the world.

Our vision of a fantastic future for all our students is easy to understand but complex to achieve as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future. Our vision underpins all we do, and our starting point is excellent academic results.

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

Closing Date: 04 November 2019

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/6908-47S