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Job Ref No. ECC5402-323S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 3 (Point 21) Actual starting salary £17,795
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/10/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing 19 October 2020  

Job Description

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Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have qualifications in Maths and English at minimum C grade GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification, A levels, and be confident and competent in using ICT. It is desirable that the applicant has further relevant qualifications.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have a high level of commitment and ability to focus on fostering the teaching and learning and personal development of Year 7 to 13 students. They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and a high level of integrity. Experienced candidates should be able to evidence excellent levels of value-added achievement and high retention levels.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder

In accordance with the job description for Cover Supervisor, the major responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Support for Students
  • Supervise students engaged in learning activities
  • Act as a role model and set high expectations of conduct and behaviour
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
  • Keep students on task and respond to general queries
  • Support for Teachers
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback to the teacher on the conduct of the lesson
  • Keep appropriate records as agreed with the teacher
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour

Wider Contribution

Full time support staff may also have opportunities to contribute to the extra-curricular programme. This is very wide ranging and can often enable staff to contribute particular skills and interests where they meet academy needs. Applicants should indicate if they have particular interests and this would be discussed at the time of interview.


Annual salary for a teaching assistant will be in accordance with the academy Local Government Pay Scale, which for appointment for a full time post currently involves a salary of up to £21,528 pro-rata (Band 2 Point 11-14 2019/20 pay awards), however, actual salary offered will be £17,795, pro rata equivalent of point 21 including an allowance for holiday pay. Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st April each year. Progression through the pay scale is subject to an acceptable annual performance development review process.

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of HR at, to arrange a telephone conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our collaborative team. The Director of HR will be pleased to discuss the post and provide more information about the post and the academy in general.

To apply please complete the Plume Academy application form (please see link via our website). This must be completed and submitted to by the closing date stated (unaccompanied CV's or third party application forms will not be accepted). If submitted by post, please send to:

Mrs Sarah Freeman

Director of Human Resources

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

Fambridge Road




Closing Date: 12 noon 19 October 2020

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 19 October 2020 remotely.

Information about the School

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the Director of HR prior to completing the application form, Mrs Sarah Freeman would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail. Visits to the Academy are not possible at this time during Covid-19, however, information about the academy including videos to give candidates virtual tours are available on our website at

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of HR
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681

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