Pupil Support Assistant vacancy at Merritts Brook Primary E-ACT Academy

Salary: £14,277.00 - £15,762.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Ruth Evans
Location: Birmingham
Closing Date: 17/03/2022 09:00
Email: Recruit@E-ACT.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: HLTA
Interview Date: 24/03/2022
Start Date: 25/04/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 39.00
Department: Reception
Pay Grade: SCP 3-8

Job Advert

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Pupil Support Assistant to join the team here at Merritts Brook Academy, to work as an effective team member, led by senior manager and alongside teaching staff, supporting the delivery of quality learning and teaching of pupils with special educational needs.

  • To work with children and young people who have a range of significant and often complex SEND for example those with autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, profound and multiple, severe or moderate learning difficulties including, in some instances, those who exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • To undertake specified work with individuals, groups and whole classes under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher; To encourage the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school, and enable pupils to become more independent learners.
  • To undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist.
  • To work with children and young people who have extremely complex needs. Providing an appropriate level of emotional and physical support where necessary

For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions.

Fixed term - 31.08.2022

Salary - £14,277 - £15,762 - FTE - £18,562 - £20,493

What the trust offers in return:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

Our academy

In November 2021, Merritts Brook E-ACT Academy moved into a brand new, state of the art, learning complex to ensure we provide the very best outcomes for all our children. The students will be able to utilise all of the new facilities which will ultimately benefit their overall educational experience.

Come join our team


Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:



·        Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning program in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership.



·       Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme - we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.



·       A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee benefits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.



Part of the E-ACT family


We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 15,400 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.


E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 25 academies across the length and breadth of England.


Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.


We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.


E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Safeguarding Information

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

​​​​​​​E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent


Personal Attributes
Ability to work effectively within a team environment
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, parents and students
Experience working with students with diagnosed difficulties, SALT, ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia etc.
Knowledge and experience of SEN code of practice and related procedures and paperwork.
Relevant educational experience supporting a child/children in a school setting and the relevant age range
Relevant Skills
Ability to manage pupil behaviour and create a safe environment