Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE BACA?

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy is a state funded entrepreneurial Academy with the specialism of sport and entrepreneurship for 11-18 year olds.  We pride ourselves on ensuring students are equipped with the academic, social and emotional skills which will ensure they continue to thrive once they have left our school.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton is a vibrant and young city with a cosmopolitan feel and way of life which attracts people from all around the world.  This is enhanced by the addition of two universities, University of Brighton and University of Sussex, and a wealth of cultural treasures.  An exciting seaside city with an excellent quality of life with its coffee bars, restaurants, pubs, night clubs and theatres.  Wander through 'The Laines' enjoying the boutique shopping, and street entertainers.

You can walk along the promenade, and stroll out to sea on Brighton Pier or ride on England's oldest Volk Electric Railway along Madeira Drive to Brighton Marina, admiring the fine Regency terraces as you go.

Brighton has excellent rail and road links to and from London (52 mins by train) and with the port of Newhaven just 10 miles away you have easy access to France and Europe.

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy offers the following:

  • State of the art facilities
  • Established and successful mentoring programme for all new staff
  • The opportunity to complete a Master's in Education
  • A small school where every child is known
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the young people you teach
  • Young and vibrant staff from all around the world

BACA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For all Multi-Academy Trust roles please visit the Aldridge Education website.

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of our students?

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy is an 11-18 school with the specialisms of entrepreneurship and sport. Our mission is to ensure all BACA students benefit from an excellent education, secure great qualifications and develop into young adults who are the first choice recruits for universities and employers. The academy’s motto is simple - “Believe you can”. Whether in the classroom, on the sports field or performing on stage, we inspire each of our students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to follow their passions into a successful future.

Our students benefit from great teaching, an exceptional building and facilities as well as extensive opportunities in terms of enrichment, sport and the creative arts. Outcomes are strong and improving at Key Stage 4 and 5.  Ofsted graded the school as 'Good' in 2016 and noted that the care, guidance and support that students receive is outstanding. Through encouraging an enterprising mindset we enable students to thrive in today's rapidly-changing world. We teach students to be innovative and resilient through promoting the Aldridge Attributes of teamwork, creativity, passion, problem-solving, risk-taking and determination in all aspects of academy life.

CURRENT vacancies

Support VACANCIES

Learning Support Assistant - Part-time position

We are looking to appoint a part-time Learning Support Assistant. starting in September 2021.  The role is to offer support to Special Educational Needs students who have an EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan) to enable them to develop their skills, confidence, engagement, social skills and help guide them towards success within the classroom. 

Educational Health Care Plan Students have a range of disabilities and needs relating to cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health, communication and interaction and/or sensory and physical. The role will be supporting these students on a 1:1 or small group basis in the classroom and around the building at break times as necessary.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the SENCo to secure high quality learning and raise standards.
  • Be consistent in the delivery of all the academy’s policies and practice.
  • Model the entrepreneurial traits of having a determination to succeed and a positive attitude to your work.
  • Support the SENCo to secure a high-quality learning experience in tutor time
Qualities we are looking for in our Learning Support Assistants 
  • An interest in, and love of, working with children 
  • Positivity, passion, and initiative, in delivering and supporting stimulating learning opportunities for the students
  •  That little bit extra in terms of making a difference for the students and contributing as a colleague 
  •  The ability to enable all students, as individuals, to thrive with your support 
  • Good communication and IT skills 
  •  A team player 

We are looking for keen caring individuals to join our growing team.  If you have any questions please get in touch.  

Aldridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further details about this position please find our recruitment pack here.

To apply please complete an application form and send it with a supporting letter to Hannah Irving at hirving@baca-uk.co.uk

Closing date: 17 September 2021

Estates Officer Role 

We are looking to appoint an Estates Officer to join Aldridge Education Multi- Academy Trust.  The Estates Officer will ensure that their academies function safely and effectively on a daily basis. The role is customer-focused and is key to ensuring that all estates and facilities services are available and fit for purpose at all times.   As a member of the Estates Team, the Estates Officer is expected to set and maintain high professional standards at all times and support the academy leaders and the Estates Cluster Supervisor, and the wider Estates Team in delivering both an outstanding service to our customers and the vision of the Trust.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the building and grounds and undertake repairs and maintenance to fixtures and fittings, including desks, tables and chairs, and decoration within the Estates Cluster of academies
  • Responsible for the on-site management and coordination of an external contractor such as cleaning, catering, and or grounds management
  • Undertake physical work both indoors and outdoors, including moving and lifting heavy objects, sweeping playgrounds, cleaning, gardening and grounds maintenance, setting up for curricular and non-curricular academy events, community use, and other events as required by your customers
  • Follow safe systems of work, and have a working knowledge of relevant risk assessments and method statements
  • Respond to all requests received from your academies in an appropriate and professional manner, logging and reporting actions and outcomes to the Estates Cluster Supervisor

Aldridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further details about this position please find our job description here.

To apply please complete an application form and send it with a supporting letter to Human Resources at hr@baca-uk.co.uk 

Learning Support Apprentice

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy is currently recruiting for a Learning Support Apprentice. The appointee will support the class teachers to enhance students learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.
To find out further information about this position or to apply please follow the link below.

ACADEMY ROLES

Company Secretary

Aldridge Academy is currently recruiting for a Company Secretary.  The appointee will have the breadth and wealth of skills, knowledge, and experience to not only ensure the Trust operates within the legal and administrative framework within a multi-academy trust, but also the ability to support effective governance arrangements at Trust level. This is an important role, working closely with Members, Trustees and the Trust Executive Team to ensure the highest standards in governance practice and legal and statutory compliance.

You will have proven yourself in your career to date, be highly motivated with attention to detail.
Effective communication skills is a must. The post holder will have experience as a Company
Secretary (or similar), ideally within the educational sector, although this is not essential.
Whatever stage your career is at, if you meet the criteria and have the passion for this opportunity,
we’re interested in talking to you.

To find out more about the role please click here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 st October 2021.

Interviews and associated assessment activities will be conducted on Thursday 14 October
2021 in London.

Compliance Officer

It’s a really exciting time to be considering working for Aldridge Education. We are at the start of
an exciting journey to excellence and this is the perfect time to make your mark with us!
As Compliance Officer you will have the breadth and wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to
join the Trust’s Central Team to support us with meeting our compliance needs and to ensure that
compliance within the Trust is to a high standard.

We require sound experience of using management information systems to record, verify, analyse,
and present data to ensure quality assurance and compliance processes. The postholder will be
highly organised, have attention to detail and enjoy working with a wide range of people at trust
and academy level.
Crucially, the ideal candidate will be someone that knows the education sector well, is able to work
collegiately and would enjoy the opportunity of continuous development.
Whatever stage your career is at, if you meet the criteria and have the passion for this opportunity,
we’re interested in talking to you.
To find out more about the role please click here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 October 2021.
Interviews and associated assessment activities will be conducted on Thursday 21 October
2021 in London.

Head of Local Governance

Effective governance is core to our success and as Head of Local Governance, you will have the
breadth and wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to develop and grow the Trust’s Local
Governance function to align our governance model across the Trust.

This is an important role, working closely with Local Governors, Academy Principals and other Executive Team colleagues to ensure high standards and consistent local governance practice. The Head of Local Governance will be responsible for ensuring our local governors are fully supported and operate within our governance framework to effectively support and drive school improvement.

You will have proven yourself in your career to date and be highly motivated. The post holder will
be dynamic and a motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills, ideally with
experience within the educational sector, although this is not essential. Whatever stage your
career is at, if you meet the criteria and have the passion for this opportunity, we’re interested in
talking to you.

To find out more about the role please click here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 October 2021.

Interviews and associated assessment activities will be conducted on Thursday 14 October
2021 in London.