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Do you have these core traits to be a successful Change Maker and Teaching Assistant at Bader Academy?

We are proud and excited to have opened Bader Academy in September 2020, and we have now moved into our new state of the art building in Edenthorpe, Doncaster. You can help create a forward thinking, innovative culture where pupils and staff can truly flourish.

Bader is designed to meet the needs of children and young people, aged 5-19, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan with a primary diagnosis of Communication and Interaction Difficulties.

Our ambition and yours will be that Bader is a centre of excellence for both the specialist provision and for promoting the latest inclusive practices across education.

Our children and young people at Bader deserve an education that will change their lives and give them the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Staff employed in our Academy Trust enjoy a fulfilling career and we focus on releasing your potential and maximising your impact.

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for everyone we work with.

The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together; to be the best we can be.”

This vision is what we aspire to and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families.

Our Opportunity

We are looking to appoint at the earliest opportunity, a number of Teaching Assistants who have experience with special needs education, who have a real passion to support and enable the learning and development of the children in our brand new academy. The position will appeal to experienced teaching assistants and in particular individuals who have other skills to offer like a background in the Arts, Technology, IT, PE or mental health, as we feel these attributes will complement the role well. THRIVE practitioners would also add to our school’s offer.

We are looking for practitioners who have an innovative approach to their work and aren’t afraid to think of new and interesting approaches to the support they offer.

We looking for practitioners to work with pupils across the Primary age range and up to Year 10, although the age range will eventually include post-16 provision. You will be supporting learners within their classroom environment as well as their personal and social development during socialising periods through break and lunch times. The role may also involve supporting pupils who are accessing an alternate provision away from the school environment.

Whether you are an experienced teaching assistant who has worked within specialist educational needs or someone who has exceptional vocational skills and a real drive to make a difference in children’s lives, you must be able to provide our children with aspirations for their futures along with promoting a positive culture in everything you do.

What you can expect

  • An exciting opportunity to join brand new special academy with a fantastic cohort of pupils
  • A thriving environment where you will be supported and encouraged to think in new ways
  • An opportunity to join colleagues who will make you proud to be part of our state education system.
  • Access to tailored CPD through Nexus Academies Trust and the Opportunity Area which includes pathways into Initial Teaching Training.
  • Working within an award winning MAT who pride themselves on having friendly supportive schools who together are helping to transform communities

Further information

We encourage visits to the school to discuss the role, so for an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Sharon Liddle at the school at or on 01302 433003.  Due to the requirements of the school, the role is fixed at 37 hours per week.

Bader Academy is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Please see the job/person specification below along with the application form.  Please ensure that you include at least one A4 side in your personal statement and a full listing of your previous employment including any periods of unemployment. 

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 17th September 2021.  By email to, addressed for the attention of Sharon Liddle.

 Dates for interviews: Expected w/c 20th September 2021

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Bader Academy – where dreams take flight!

Bader Job Profile TEACHING ASSISTANT - September 2021.pdf

NEXUS Application form.docx

Date Added: 07/09/2021

Closing Date: 17/09/2021

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