Teaching Assistant Level 3 (Gateway)

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Academy: Blackpool Gateway Academy

Salary: Grade D on the NJC Pay Scale currently £18,070 to £20,138.

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2019, 9.00am

Interview Date: 14 January 2019

Blackpool Gateway Academy

Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Early Years Foundation Stage

Salary:            Grade D on the NJC Pay Scale currently £18,070 to £20,138.

Contract:        Permanent; Part Time 32.5 hours per week; Term Time Only. 

Start Date:      ASAP

Who are we?

All at Blackpool Gateway Academy are in pursuit of educational excellence. We endeavour to work together with parents, governors and the local community to provide high quality care and education through continuous improvement.   Encouraging all children to enjoy learning, develop their best potential and show mutual respect for one another. We promote independence and hope that all our pupils become ‘life-long learners’.

Blackpool Gateway Academy is situated in Bloomfield Ward, close to Blackpool Football Club, adjacent to Seasiders Way.  It is a 2 form entry school that is growing year on year, currently with 341 pupils (2 classes in each year group up to Year 5) and growing to a possible 420 pupils by 2019/20 catering for pupils from 3-11 years. From January 2018 we have successfully opened our brand new nursery which can cater to 26 pupils per session.

The school is a 21st century learning environment with the latest IT in all classrooms. It has a dedicated foundation stage with outdoor learning. Outside there are extensive grounds with a junior sized football pitch and newly installed play equipment. In September 2016 the school joined Fylde Coast Academy Trust and embraces the Trusts core values of Pride, Resilience, Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Ambition.


The Candidate

We are looking for candidates whose dynamism, confidence commitment, energy, professional expertise and experience qualify them to take on this exciting and challenging role.  The successful candidate will be working in our Foundation Stage alongside other professionals. They will need to be confident to be able to cover the early year’s class, and to take groups of children for interventions such as phonics, speech and language, numeracy and reading. Their passion for early years, teaching and development, will be clear and the candidate will be able to draw on experience’s they have gained from previous early years practice and experience in such a setting.

The Role

Early Years Teaching Assistant Level 3.

What can we offer you?

A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work.

Annual appraisal, access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

Please visit our websites to learn more about our Academy and FCAT:




For further details, please contact:

Charli Chadwick



Closing time and date for applications is:9.00am on Monday 7th January 2019

Shortlisting to take place on: Tuesday 8th January 2019

Assessment and Interview Day to be held on: Monday 14th January 2019


The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.



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