Teaching Assistant

  • The Portsmouth Academy
  • Portsmouth

Teaching Assistant

Job advert

Post: Teaching Assistant


Grade C: £16,500-£18,500


35 hours per week – Term time only


Start date: September 2019


An opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join The Portsmouth Academy; one of the most improved schools in the country.


The principal responsibilities of this post are to enable students to access learning by supervising and assisting them (one to one and in small groups) across a wide range of activities and supported learning. You will also be required to support student interventions across the school such as Breakfast Club and small group supervision in the library.


The right candidate for the role will have experience of working with young people to support their physical and mental wellbeing and will possess excellent written and communication skills. They will be educated to a minimum requirement of Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics and have either a background or interest in Science.


The ideal candidate will have high levels of motivation, energy and commitment with a reflective approach to the role and the ability to work to build positive relationships with students and their parents/carers.  The suitable candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can work as both part of a team and contribute to the effective organisation of the school with administrative support.

We are part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) which is made up of a family of schools working together to improve the life chances of young people.


It is our mission to nurture every child to both ‘Aspire and Achieve’.


Closing date: Friday 26th April 2019


Interviews will take place: Week Commencing 29th April 2019


Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.