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

TEACHING vacancies

Cover Supervisor

Can you maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning in classrooms and do you have secondary school experience? If so, we require a well-organised person to add capacity to our professional in-house cover to support the Academy by covering lessons for staff absence.

We are seeking a Cover Supervisor to join our team in 2022.

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

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closure date.

Closing date:  Monday 31 January 2022.

Support VACANCIES

Student Support Leader

We are looking to appoint a Student Support Leader to join our Student Management team. The Student Support Leader will work closely with the Heads of Year and the Assistant Principal for Culture and Ethos to ensure that the pastoral needs of students are effectively met, raising their aspirations, self-esteem, resilience, and motivation levels so they can achieve their academic potential. The Student Support Leader will be responsible for student attendance, behavior, safety, and well-being. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Be consistent in the delivery of all the academy’s policies and practices
  • Be a role model for students through personal presentation and professional conduct
  • Supervise students who are internally suspended in the Reflection Room, providing them with work, supervising their behaviour and managing the area day to day
  • Support and work closely with the Heads of Year and the Assistant Principal to ensure that the pastoral needs of students are effectively met, raising their aspirations, self-esteem, resilience and motivation levels so they can achieve their academic potential
  • Support Heads of Year in managing day-to-day academic, behavioural and social issues

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

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.

To apply please complete an application form and send it with a supporting letter to Hannah Irving at hirving@baca-uk.co.uk by the closing date: 9:00 am, Monday 31 January 2022.

Learning Support Assistant 

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant. We are looking for an LSA that shares our commitment to educational excellence. 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.
We will consider full-time or part-time hours for the right candidate. 
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 a keen caring individual to join our growing team. If you have any questions please get in touch.
For further details about this position please find our recruitment pack here.

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.

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

Estates Officer

We are looking to appoint an Estates Officer, who shares our commitment to educational excellence. The role will be supporting the Estates Team in raising standards and promoting the vision, ethos, culture, and policies of the academy.

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
  • Carry out in-house statutory testing as required
  • 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
  • Ensure all tests are logged and recorded using the Trust’s processes
  • Ensure litter bins are emptied as required and your academies are litter free
  • Act as a key holder for your academies and attend emergency call outs as necessary
  • Be responsible for the academies’ security, including the opening and closing of the academies on a daily basis, including evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • To report to the Estates Cluster Supervisor concerning all aspects of the lettings arrangements, including planning and maintenance and related issues if they occur

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

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.

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

Exams Invigilator 

We are seeking new staff to join our Team to support our Exams Manager in providing high-quality administration of the examinations process. Invigilators are employed on a casual basis to suit the demands of the exams and are required initially for November 2021 exams and then as required each term for exams.

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy is an 11-18 state-funded Academy.  BACA is part of the Aldridge Multi-Academy Trust. As a group of schools, we are collectively committed to developing all members of staff through our school coaching programme.  We operate whole school training and development in curriculum design, school culture as well as subject-specific training in pedagogy.

Previous experience for this role is not essential as full training and guidance will be given, but it would be beneficial. The skills of a good invigilator are; accuracy and attention to detail, reliability and punctuality, excellent communication skills, the ability to work with predetermined instructions, common sense and initiative, plus the ability to be firm but fair at all times.

You can find out further information about this role in the job description and person specification below.

Job Description 

Person Specification 

To apply please send your application form, DBS form, and cover letter to hirving@baca-uk.co.uk

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date for applications: ASAP and on an ongoing basis, as they will be considered as received.

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

Cluster IT Manager

We are seeking to appoint a hands-on, experienced, and highly motivated individual as Cluster IT Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with proven skills, problem-solving ability, and aspirations to undertake the leadership and management of day-to-day operations on all of our cluster sites, managing call queues and helping Technicians on-site in delivering excellent customer IT support services.

The role would suit someone who has initiative, experience working in a busy school or
cluster environment and excellent communication skills.

The IT team handles all aspects of the IT infrastructure and services. The Cluster IT Manager will work closely with Cluster IT Team to provide management of IT services, general IT support. The Cluster IT Manager will manage the agreed solutions and projects for network and system configurations.

The postholder should expect to work some unsocial hours to undertake planned security
maintenance and upgrade work. Some of the work is project-based, which may require
extended hours at critical times.

To find out more about the role please click here.

To apply please send your application formDBS form, and cover letter to hr@baca-uk.co.uk