Teaching Assistant

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy

Salary: TA Scale S1-S5: £19,405.43 - £21,499.86 [Actual Pay]

Start date: 30/08/2023

Application closing date: 30/06/2023

Contract Type: Full-Time (Permanent)

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The Mossbourne Federation is actively seeking to increase the proportion of our workforce who come from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people of Black, Asian and other minority ethnic descent. Injustice, discrimination and intolerance go against the core tenets of the Mossbourne ethos. We actively reject discrimination in our academies through continuous review of our working policies & practices across the federation, including at board level.  We are committed to developing & supporting inclusivity, diversity & anti-racism in every facet of what we do.

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (MVPA)

At Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (MVPA) we continue to build on the Federation’s ethos of exceptional education for all our pupils. With learning at the heart of everything we do, MVPA continues to raise expectations and achievement in Hackney and its neighbouring boroughs, with the belief that all pupils can fulfil their true potential. Our staff deliver excellent lessons; our pupils enjoy a vibrant enrichment programme and have access to debate, speech-making and presentation training through our oratory specialism. Our excellent teaching staff work in a rewarding environment where everyone pulls together for the same thing; the best possible deal for our pupils.

The Curriculum Support Department (CSD) Learning Area

The Curriculum Support Department supports students with a wide range of difficulties including but not limited to: literacy and numeracy difficulties, social, emotional and mental health issues, moderate to severe learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Conditions. We support these students through a variety of interventions including LEXIA, mentoring, counselling, speech and language therapy, 1:1 support with a specialist teacher, and Teaching Assistant support in class and in small groups. The Curriculum Support Department (CSD) is made up of specialist teachers, learning mentors, a speech and language therapist, senior Teaching Assistants and classroom-based Teaching Assistants.

The Learning Area is very well resourced and comprises:

  • Modern classrooms with interactive whiteboard and DVD playing facilities
  • A therapy room for mentoring and speech and language therapy
  • A learning centre for students to seek support during break and lunch times
  • Well-equipped staff offices

Why work for us?

The chance to really make a difference to the young people who need it the most.

Our students need the best possible teachers and support staff as they have to overcome significant disadvantage in order to succeed. 41% of our students are eligible for the pupil premium grant, 18% have a special educational need and 21% have English as an additional language.  Our results put us in the top 100 schools in the country for pupil progress, because we believe all students can succeed and go to great lengths in order to achieve this.

A fantastic working environment

We place ultimate value on respect for staff; behaviour is beyond outstanding; the teacher is sacred. This is a school in which you can really teach. The school is housed in a beautiful Grade ii listed Huguenot building and a purpose built modern one. As you would expect, classrooms and offices are all fully equipped.

A truly supportive culture

We offer excellent and frequent opportunities to reflect on and improve your practice, with first rate professional development for all, and a specialist programme for ECTs.

A range of benefits and perks including but not limited to: Season Ticket Loans; Tax free bicycle purchase; Recruitment Applicant Awards; Free staff fitness classes; Corporate gym membership; Tax free child-care vouchers; Discounts at local restaurants; Employee Assistant Programme.

As of 1st September 2023, The Mossbourne Federation will provide private health insurance for all employees from the award-winning healthcare provider, ‘Benenden Health’. Because we prioritise staff health and well-being, the membership fee and the associated tax is fully paid by the Federation making this a competitive benefit of working for The Mossbourne Federation.