Phonics Intervention/Teaching Assistant


Phonics Intervention/Teaching Assistant
Job Reference
Derby Pride Academy
Closing Date


Phonics Intervention/Teaching Assistant
Weeks Per Year
Derby Pride Academy
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary

Advert Details

Job Title: Phonics Intervention/Teaching Assistant
Location: Derby Pride Academy
Grade/Scale: Grade E (Point 10-14) Actual Salary £19,384-£21,213
Start date: ASAP or September 2024
Contract: 32.5 hours per week, Term Time only, permanent

Derby Pride Academy is seeking a flexible, committed, enthusiastic and highly skilled Intervention Assistant to deliver phonics, literacy and reading interventions at Derby Pride Academy. The academy provides statutory education to children who are at risk of permanent exclusion. Pupils who attend the academy have challenging and often complex needs, and exhibit behaviours that prevent them from attending a mainstream school. A large portion of our student body struggles with reading comprehension, possessing skills well below their expected grade level.

The successful candidate will identify pupils at KS3 and 4 who require reading intervention, deliver a variety of strategies and record and monitor progress and impact. Pupils will be supported to develop their reading ability so that they can access the rest of their curriculum and be a functional member of society when they leave our academy.

Applicants should have good knowledge and experience of working with Read Write Inc Fresh Start or with a similar Phonics programme. An affinity for pupils with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity. Applicants should be resilient, have high expectations, and a sense of humour. You will be working with pupils on a 1:1 basis and so must be able to build relationships. You will be responsible for working with SLT, English Lead and Trust Phonics Lead to develop our phonics programme and ensure that we have the required resources. You will also support with staff CPD and a whole academy ethos of encouraging all opportunities for reading.

For further information, please contact or visit our website Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 23 June 2024 (23:59)
Interview date: TBC
We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers, and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

DPA Phonics IA Candidate Information Pack June 2024.pdf

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