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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College


    Required as soon as possible

    Teaching Assistant for English: Literacy Support

    Level 2, point 5

    £19,312 full time (£13,701 pro rata)

    This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment history references.


    This is an exciting opportunity to take on a key role at the College supporting students with their English literacy support. You will work with students, on a small group basis, who have been identified as having significant difficulties with literacy and raise these students’ attainment through nurture and understanding of their difficulties and through differentiation of literacy material that is delivered in conjunction with the English department SOW.

    The hours of work are 27.5 per week, term time only, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 3.30pm, Friday 8.30am to 3pm with an hour break during the day. Salary commences at £13,701 on the CCC Teaching Assistant pay scale.

    Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy with over 1,000 students on roll, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.

    In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”

    Further details about the role and application packs are available on the College website: or, for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Vikki Middleton, Curriculum Manager for English, on 01733 703991 or at

    The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 16th April 2021. Interviews are expected to take place the following week. Please send completed application forms, together with a short letter of introduction to:

    Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.