The world around us is changing...

We believe our children deserve an education that will allow them to thrive in this new world.

The Stour Academy Trust are looking for teaching assistants who want to join us on our journey to achieve our vision for education.

We are looking for teaching assistants who:

Recognise that our current education system needs to radically change to better prepare our young people for the 21st century
Are able to take advantage of the latest technology to support modern, 21st century learning
Want to develop their own practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system
Want to develop children as life-long, curious learners
Want to build strong relationships with children that facilitate their learning
Want to teach in enabling environments that promote flexibility, collaboration and independence

Why be a teaching assistant at The Stour Academy Trust?

We are developing a pedagogical model that is centred on student voice, choice and collaboration.
We intend to provide technology for all, to allow the delivery of the personalised and self-paced learning that is required for a 21st century education system.
We are giving our teaching staff and children the digital tools to create a level playing field for all children, irrespective of their language skills, reading ability or any other factors that may present learning challenges.
We want our curriculum to provide joyful experiences for children that broaden their horizons and enable them to find meaning in learning through active thinking and social interaction.
We are creating child-centred, collaborative, learning environments, leaving traditional classrooms in the past.
We take advantage of digital technologies to promote quality CPD, research and collaboration between staff which provides a strong foundation for our practice.
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Training to teach

If you wish to make the transition from a school support role like a teaching assistant to qualified teacher, The Stour Academy Trust can offer suitable candidates the ability to complete the Straight To Teaching programme, fully paid by the Trust.

This CPD course offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain QTS without leaving a Trust school. It is a high quality, low-cost alternative to initial teacher training that is personalised to you and your school. This flexible and accessible professional QTS development programme leads to independent QTS assessment and on successful completion, the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

To find out more about the programme click the link below:

Straight to Teaching QTS course

View our current support vacancies below:

Vacancies at The Stour Academy Trust