Complex Needs Assistant (Teaching Assistant), Leeds

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John Smeaton AcademyLeeds
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Start date: February 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,551 (Actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week Term-time only (39 weeks)

John Smeaton Academy is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

An opportunity has arisen in school to appoint a Complex Needs Assistant who would work alongside some of our pupils with complex communication and social needs including autism. The school is committed to inclusion and children access both our Resourced Provision and mainstream school.

John Smeaton Academy is looking for an exceptional candidate who can demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative and have effective communication skills. Applicants must have the passion and commitment to inspire students in this area.

We are looking for somebody who has experience or strengths in

  • Speech & Language, ICT, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Has a commitment to bringing out the best in everyone
  • Can motivate and inspire students
  • Can work with teachers to meet the needs of all students with complex needs.

For further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply please download and complete the application, applicant monitoring and confidential disclosure at: and e-mail to:

To arrange a visit please email Pauline Innes:

(Please note we do not accept CVs)

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link 

Closing date: Sunday 21 January 2018

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