Teaching Assistant SEND, Calderdale

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Lightcliffe AcademyCalderdale

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Position: Teaching Assistant (SEND)

Reference: LA70

Salary: Grade B1 SCP 4-6 (£18,426 to £19,171 FTE)

Actual salary £12,297 to £12,794.57 per annum

29 hours per week.

Term time only, plus 5 days (39 weeks)

In Partnership to Educate, Nurture & Empower

Are you passionate about providing professional teaching assistant support? Looking for a passionate and dedicated Academy Trust which genuinely invests and develops their staff? Then apply today to join Lightcliffe Academy and work within our academy as a Teaching Assistant (SEND).

The position will suit an experienced Teaching Assistant (SEND) who is looking for a new challenge and is open to working within an Academy. Candidates with experience of SEND are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a commitment to 29 hours a week.

This is an exciting time for Lightcliffe Academy as it continues its journey as a member of the Abbey Multi Academy Trust. Currently in Special Measures we have set ourselves ambitious targets: to be rated as “good” as soon as possible, reaching and sustaining “outstanding” thereafter.

Jackie Nellis has been appointed Principal at Lightcliffe Academy and took up the post in September 2019. Previously Jackie has been Head of Learning at Calderdale after her extremely successful period as Head of the Halifax Academy. In 2005 Jackie took up the post of Headteacher of Carlton Bolling College in Bradford, which she helped to lead from special measures to outstanding within 3 years.

We are implementing new curriculum models that have come into place September 2015. This includes commencing a three year KS4 curriculum and realigning options to allow our students to achieve the best they can within the new progress measures.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant, to join our hardworking and dedicated Department. You will be a teaching assistant with a passion for SEND and capable of delivering outstanding and inspirational support to our students.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our academy where new initiatives are welcomed and encouraged.

As our new Teaching Assistant we will nurture, challenge and support you throughout your career here at Lightcliffe Academy. The post offers an opportunity to join a department where creativity, innovation and the ability to work effectively in a team is valued.

You will be:

 Experienced in supervising students’ work as identified by the SENCO/Assistant SENCO and/or the Class Teacher

 An individual looking to develop your career within a supportive team

 Able to encourage and enthuse students to achieve their full potential

 Inspirational to colleagues and students – sharing best practice

We can offer:

 An Academy and a department that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active part on our journey.

 Tailored CPD with a commitment to support your career ambitions.

 A department which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm.

This is a genuinely exciting time to join our Academy and to play a part in the development of our Multi-Academy Trust. If you are looking to join an Academy with happy, positive and polite students and staff then we want to hear from you.

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Trust consisting of eight academies (three secondary, five primary) in the geographical areas of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and Calderdale.

All our academies share in the Trust’s mission to work In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower'. For more information about us or our academies please visit the following links:



Visits to meet the team and experience our wonderful atmosphere, are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Recruitment@abbeytrust.org

To apply please download recruitment pack and email completed application form Recruitment@abbeytrust.org

Closing date: Monday 14th October 2019

Interview date: To be held soon after closing date

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds/Calderdale.

More about Lightcliffe Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 8TL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1422 201028
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Lightcliffe Academy is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational school located in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The school has a sixth form and admits students aged 11-18. Currently 1,450 students attend the school. 

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