The Pingle Academy - Teaching Assistant Level 2


Teaching Assistant – Level 2


DFT Grade 3 - £19,650.00 - £20,043.00

Salary will be Pro-rata depending on the hours


Full time and Part time hours available

Contract Type:

Fixed Term and Permanent

Start Date:

1 September 2022

 The Pingle Academy

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The Pingle Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who really cares about helping students to succeed. We are looking for someone who is kind, reliable and has a passion for working in the classroom, or one to one, is enthusiastic and builds rapport well with staff and students alike. 

You will be a teaching assistant working in a supportive, highly skilled and motivate SEND Team, making a positive impact on the lives of The Pingle Academy Students. No two days will be the same. You will be supporting young people across a range of contexts and lessons.

At the Academy we offer a wide range of professional development opportunities. You might want to use your role as a Teaching Assistant as a springboard into teaching, or develop your SEND Knowledge and skills to progress to HTLA. What ever your ambition we aim to be supportive

Successful candidates will work either in the Learning Support Base or in the main academy depending on their experience and skills. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to complete an TA Apprenticeship. The ideal candidate should possess NVQ level 2 or above for Teaching Assistants.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216837.

How to Apply:

Start date: 1 September 2022
Closing date: 15 July 2022
Interview date: w/c 18 July 2022

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website and email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Applications should be received by 9:00am of the closing date. We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216837 and ask to speak to the HR Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.


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