Inspiring Character, Confidence and Commitment

Teaching Assistant – Primary

Salary – Scale Point 7 – 11  £20,092 – £21,748 (Pro-rata) – Term Time only.  

Start Date:  Immediate

Closing Date: 8th March 2021 12.00 pm

Interview:  TBC


Looking to be part of an amazing journey? Needing an exciting new challenge?

Thank you for considering Atlantic Academy Portland for your next appointment.

Atlantic Academy Portland has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students in Portland in the last 3 years,  leading the way in the highest standards of education as well as disruption free learning.  We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make on the outcomes and aspirations for our students.

Atlantic Academy Portland is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement.

 The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefited from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community.

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust ( and is a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast and South West Region, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior), Magna Academy Poole (Secondary) and Budmouth Academy (Secondary) and Bovington Academy (Primary)

Here at Atlantic Academy Portland, we are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, professional and team orientated person. We need a Teaching Assistant  that understands and can meet the needs of all children. 

Specifically we are looking for someone who:

  • Who has experience of working with and supporting children
  • Is naturally cheerful and optimistic, with evidence of the positive contribution that you can bring to our team;
  • Is hardworking, dedicated, committed
  • Wants to be valued, train further and help us make a difference.

We are looking to appoint a candidate that puts children first, mitigates barriers to learning, has a can-do approach and will help an individual and individuals make academic progress.

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference then you really should come and work in our terrific academy on the next step of its journey.

We value our staff and we want to ensure that we attract the right people to join our academy. This is an exciting opportunity.

 Atlantic Academy values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Atlantic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Government’s safer recruitment guidelines.   

How to Apply:

 If you would like to take part in this unique opportunity then please send completed application forms, listed below, to:

 For further information, please contact Angus Dawson,  01305 820262 or

Primary TA: Job Opening Statement

Primary TA: Job Description & Person Specification

Primary TA: Support Staff Application

Learn more about Aspirations Academies at:

 Atlantic Academy Portland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.



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