Intervention Teaching Assistant of Reading and Phonics

Salary: £26,609 – £28,770 per year FTE (Grade 6 pro rata salary: £22,873 – £25,506)

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent, 39 weeks Term time only, 37 hrs per week, Part-time hours considered

Start date: September 2024

Application Deadline: 19/05/2024

Cantell School is proud to be a heavily oversubscribed, inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our fundamental mission is to provide an exceptional learning experience for every student so that they may lead a happy and successful life now and in the future.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to join our highly effective reading intervention team from September 2024.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Teaching Assistant to deliver small group intervention to students struggling with reading skills and phonics across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4; we would welcome applicants with experience of supporting students in either a primary or secondary setting.  This member of staff will contribute to the life chances of the young people in our school community and our vision that all students leave Cantell School being able to read at, or above, age level.

The ideal candidate will have experience of teaching small intervention groups at either Primary or Secondary level, and will be able to show initiative and creativity to monitor and support students’ needs to ensure they make rapid progress in reading.  Training and regular support will be provided to deliver our reading programs. 

The salary offered is between £26,609 and £28,770 (FTE) to be pro rata to 39 weeks per year and term time only.

This role would suit a candidate looking for either full or part-time hours.  Availability from 8.15am onwards is essential.

We will offer the successful applicant:

  • A committed and extremely supportive staff team
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to our students
  • A thriving community of students and parents/carers

We wish to appoint candidates with:

  • Ability to promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills
  • A passion for improving students’ lives and opportunities
  • High levels of ambition and drive for outstanding performance from staff and students

 The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Although applications will be processed as they arrive, an earlier closing date may be made before this if a successful candidate is found.