Academy 360 is an all-through Academy which is at a very exciting stage of development.  Located in the Pennywell area of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear where it opened in September 2008 in new state of the art buildings. 

The Academy has recently joined Laidlaw School Trust (LST), a small and successful Multi-Academy Trust serving Newcastle and Sunderland. LST invests significantly in the training and development of all staff and is able to offer all staff a wide range of opportunities and benefits to staff.

Thank you for your interest in Academy 360; we have the following vacancy:


Post: Teaching Assistant (SEN)

Contract: Fixed Term – (As soon as possible until 31st August 2018)

Scale: Scale D (£17,072-£17,772)

Details: The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Teaching Assistant who wishes to develop their knowledge, skills and practice in the care, development and teaching of children with a range of needs.

Closing date: Monday 30th October at midday

Interview date: Monday 6th November 2017

The successful candidate will be:

An innovative and creative practitioner with a drive and a passion to ensure that all children achieve

  • Experience and a strong understanding of children with a range of special needs
  • The ability to work in teams
  • Experience of nurturing and pastoral support
  • Committed to working in partnership with staff, parents and children, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to offer the school something ‘special’

Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching Assistant Person Specification

Academy 360 Application Form

Guidance Notes

Visits to the Academy would be welcomed, please contact Louise Doran at to arrange.

Academy 360 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.  These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


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