Learning Assistant with Cover Responsibilities

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Learning Support
Nethergate Academy (Nottingham)
£18,070 - £20,541 per annum (£16,881 – £18,376 pro rata)

Required after Easter 2019 (23 April 2019)


Interviews to take place 11 February 2019 

In collaboration with Nottingham City LA, we are developing a purpose-built provision for 48 pupils with a diagnosis of ASD. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team developing this new provision. 

Initially a group of KS1 pupils will be taught in existing accommodation. A new build will be in place for September 2020 as the numbers increase. 

Nethergate Academy is a special academy in the City of Nottingham for 120 pupils with moderate and complex learning difficulties. The age range is from 5-19 years with a range of ability extending from P6 – L6. Many pupils have autism and some have SEMH needs. 

You will be required to help with the organising and running of groups in the new ASD provision and also cover classes in the absence of the Class Teacher; including unplanned absence and/or planned absence due to the allocation of PPA time.  

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to gain teaching experience and develop a wide range of skills whilst working in a friendly and supportive environment. To be successful you must be able to demonstrate: 

  • excellent communication skills
  • the use of initiative
  • great organisational skills
  • the ability to relate to and engage with a wide range of pupils 
  • ability to ensure high standards in terms of achievement and behaviour. 

Training and support will be provided from a welcoming and professional team.  If you think you have what it takes to work within this role we look forward to hearing from you.

Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs, specifically ASD, is essential. You will be joining a passionate group of colleagues who strive to achieve the best outcomes for pupils in all aspects of their lives.    

In return, the academy, part of the Greenwood Academies Trust; look to support staff in their careers and offer first class CPD, training through the Learning Alliance and a generous pension scheme. 

This role is for 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday and is required in term time plus two weeks; therefore this is reflected in the pro rata salary. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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