Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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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 lanes 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.

Employee Benefits 

Aldridge Education is committed to providing our employees with comprehensive benefits to support wellbeing and job satisfaction. Our employees' benefits package includes: 
  • Access to an employee discount scheme for discounts off items from your weekly supermarket shop, clothes, DIY, days out and travel 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Wellbeing events and activities 
  • Coaching, training and CPD 
Additionally, we offer competitive holiday entitlements, sick pay, and holiday pay. We recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and enjoy coming to work each day.

Aldridge Education Application

To apply for a role at Aldridge Education please see the forms to complete and read below.

Aldridge Education application

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CURRENT vacancies

TEACHING vacancieS

Teacher of MFL (Spanish) with Cover Supervisor Responsibilities 

Contract Basis:​        Full-time, permanent, term-time only

Salary:                      MPS/UPS

Closing Date:           December 22nd 2023

Application Link:    Every Candidate Portal - View Job Details



Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Main description:

To support all aspects of student learning and achievement across the school.  Working alongside other apprentices, you will be part of a dedicated team who will support you to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours. You will have one day off per week as a study day when you will be set assignments by your nominated tutor.

Key Duties

  • To support the learning and emotional/social/behavioural needs of students in accordance with Trust policies.
  • To communicate regularly with subject specialists regarding student’s additional needs and to assist in the preparation of learning materials/resources.
  • To prepare and host interventions with groups or individual students under the direction of the SENDco, providing tailored support to enable the students to access learning.

Entry requirements

Education to GCSE standard grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills

Training to be Provided

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, which you will  receive training to develop and demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour also included:

  • Level 3 Diploma – Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • NCFE combined knowledge and competency-based qualification
  • Work-based learning
  • 20% off the job training
  • Training is delivered on-line and face to face
  • A nominated tutor
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Please follow this link to apply: Enrola

Casual Exam Invigilator

Job title: Casual Exam Invigilator

Reports to: Exams Officer

Location: Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

Salary: SCP 7 £11.59 per hour

Application Link: Every Candidate Portal - View Job Details

Exams Officer

Job Title:                   Exams Officer

Contract Basis:​        Permanent, Support, 37 hours per week, 39 weeks + 2 weeks

Salary:                      SP18 £27,344 – SP22 £29,439 FTE (pro rata £24,677 - £26,568 part time, term time + 2 weeks)

Closing Date:           December 3rd 2023

Application Link:   Every Candidate Portal - View Job Details

Learning Support Assistant 

Job title: Learning Support Assistant 

Reports to: SENCo

Salary:£21,575 to £21,968 (Actual Salary for 39 weeks £18,521 to £18,858)

Application Link: Every Candidate Portal - View Job Details

About the role:

We are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to work in our Special Educational Needs department working term time only, 39 weeks per year. The working hours will be 8:25am and 3:00pm.

Specific Responsibilities:

Establish constructive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs.

Assist with the development and implementation of Educational Health Care Plans / Behaviour Plans.

Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on student’s achievement, progress and issues in a suitable format.

Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

You will need to be educated up to GCSE standard with Maths and English and have a Teaching Assistant qualification or relevant experience.  Experience of working with children with special educational needs in a school setting would be ideal.



Trust Lead for Curriculum Development for Science (and PSHE)