Teaching Vacancies

Teaching Assistant

 30 hrs per week Term Time + inset days

TPAT Point 4 – £17,632 pro rata/£9.14 per hr (as of September 2020) 


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our friendly, hardworking and high-performing SEN team as a teaching assistant.

This is an exciting opportunity whether you are a talented and experienced teaching assistant or someone looking to begin their career working with young people.  The ideal candidate will work under the direction of the SENCo and Assistant SENCo to:

  • work with small groups of children to support their learning within the classroom as required.
  • deliver specific one to one, or small group sessions to help them progress through their personalised programmes of intervention.
  • act as a key adult and mentor for a small group of students with SEN.
  • encourage and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children.

We are looking for someone who:

  • may have had experience of supporting children with autism spectrum disorder or other Special Educational Needs
  • has the ability to see where and how they can help children make their next steps
  • will commit time and enthusiasm
  • is able to act on their own initiative
  • can form positive and caring relationships with children which motivates them to learn, grow and be confident.
  • demonstrates excellent classroom practice with high standards of teaching and learning
  • is a good team player who is willing to contribute to the ethos of the school
  • is motivated, passionate and reflective about their work.

We can offer you:

  • training for your role as appropriate to your needs and career aspirations including potential to pursue teacher training at a later date if required.
  • a friendly, supportive and positive team to work in
  • regular TA training
  • the opportunity to specialise in different areas of special educational needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school as we seek to become a beacon of excellence in SEN provision.  Hayle Academy is proud of its reputation as an inclusive school and is looking to build an Area Resource Base on its site to open in September 2022 which will provide further opportunities.

Hayle Academy is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory checks and references, including a DBS check.

Application form and job description are available on the school website:

www.hayleacademy.net, please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Please email your application form to Miss Andrea Daddow, Headteacher’s PA, andrea.daddow@hayleacademy.net

Closing date for applications: midnight, Thursday 30th September 2021

TPAT Teaching Assistant Job description

Application Form 2021 02

Equal Opportunities Form 2021 02

Self Declaration Form 2021 02 08

Letter from Chair to Applicants

Cover Supervisor

TPAT Pt 5 – £17,815 per annum (pro-rata)

Fixed term to August 2022

Full time or part time considered, Term time plus INSET days (40 weeks + holiday entitlement)

Hayle Academy wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and capable person able to provide high quality cover supervision for absent teachers in a range of classes and subjects. This person will provide cover for short-term teacher absence and deliver pre-planned lessons, whilst supervising the learning, engagement and progress of the class working within the school’s policies and protocols. Work will be guided by teachers and school leaders within an established system of supervision. This is a great opportunity to join a caring, supportive and outward looking school with a highly supportive staff team. The flexibility to work in other, local secondary settings within the Trust would be an advantage as would previous experience of working with children of secondary school age.

Hayle Academy currently has 500 11-16 students on roll. In its most recent Ofsted (April 2015), the school was rated Good. Our vision is to create a unique, outstanding, vibrant learning community; a place of learning excellence for everyone. We are proud to be part of the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust.

This is an exciting time to join Hayle Academy, as we seek to become beacon of excellence in Cornwall. We see our staff as our most important resource and the successful candidate will have our full support in their ongoing career development.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please email your application form to: Miss Andrea Daddow, Headteacher’s PA, at andrea.daddow@hayleacademy.net. Please note that CVs will not be considered.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 17th October at midnight


Interview date to be confirmed.


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Governor Vacancies

Dear Parents/ Carers and Members of our Community On behalf of Hayle Academy, Cape Cornwall School and St Ives School.

As you may know, the three secondary schools work in close partnership within the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust family of schools and have a joint Local Governing Board.

What does a Local Governing Board do?

The Local Governing Board plays a vital role in the success of our schools. It sets the vision for the schools, approves all policies, supported by the Trust it oversees their finances, and it holds school leaders to account for the educational performance of the schools. The broad range of perspectives and experiences of our Governors underpins our support for our schools and ensures that the schools continue to develop and to provide the highest standards of education for our young people.

How can I help?

We are looking to appoint new governors to join our Local Board and hope you, or someone you know, may be interested in this opportunity to support and contribute to your local schools.

What would it involve?

In total a Governor will usually attend 7 meetings per year: meetings last for a maximum of 2 hours. The full board will meet 4 times a year: twice in the Autumn Term and once in the Spring and Summer Term and there are sub-committees which meet termly covering areas such as behaviour and welfare, finance, premises, and quality of education.


How do you meet?

Meetings are held through a combination of online and ‘in person’ formats and usually start at 5pm. There are also opportunities for Governors to visit the schools, meet with staff and students and to contribute in a wide variety of ways.


Is there any training?

We have a wide range of training available including local Governor support networks so there is no expectation that you have any prior experience of Governance or background in education.  You do need however to have good interpersonal skills, recognise the need on occasions for confidentiality and a desire to make a positive difference to the lives of children in the local community.


What do I do next?

Should you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss the role informally, please do not hesitate to contact us.  For more information or to make a formal expression of interest in the role, please email Karen Hickson (Governance Officer) at karen.hickson@tpacademytrust.org.

Yours faithfully, Mark Arnold (Chair of Governors)