Curriculum Support Assistant: English, Barnsley

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Penistone Grammar School ALCBarnsley

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19504 to £21659 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Curriculum Support Assistant: English

Contract: Permanent

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week/39 weeks per year (term time plus all Inset Days)

Salary Range: Grade 6 Points 18-23 (£24313 - £26999 per annum)  

Actual Salary is within the range: £19504 to £21659 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Penistone Grammar School has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Curriculum Support Assistant.  Working under the guidance of the Curriculum Area Leader, the Curriculum Support Assistant will directly support teaching and learning within English to secure the highest standards in terms of achievement for all groups of students including those with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.

We are looking for someone who has the determination and enthusiasm to make a difference in the life of each and every student you work with.  You will share our vision and will have the ability to inspire our young people to achieve more than they believe is possible.  Ideally you will have

  • Experience of working within a learning environment, preferably within a similar role 
  • Specialist understanding in English (qualified to A level standard in English or a related subject)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, support and encourage learning 
  • Experience of working with students with special educational needs.

As a school, we pride ourselves on innovative practice which is fully inclusive and provides opportunities for all.  A school where the standard of teaching and learning is consistently high and where every member of staff, regardless of their role, shares a commitment to the success of all students, both academically and pastorally. If you share our vision and believe you can have a positive impact on the lives of our young people, we want you to be part of our team.

Our school is ‘Good’ poised to be ‘Outstanding’ very soon.  We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects; we are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes.  Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 1% for performance nationally (according to ALPS) and over 97% of all students gaining entrance to their university or apprenticeship of choice. 

We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role.  We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers staff to take control of their own professional development through a supportive peer-coaching model.  For those striving for career development, we run annual middle and senior leadership development programmes. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Penistone Grammar School can support you to achieve them.

 If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a school where our values are at the heart of all we do and where tradition and innovation perfectly complement each other, we are the school for you.

For an application form and pack please contact our Recruitment Partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on 0114 217 1556 or jessica.galvin@hays.com. Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on www.hays.co.uk/jobs/penistone-grammar-school or www.penistone-gs.uk/vacancies.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 9 September at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held shortly after this date.  

Penistone Grammar 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 required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.



More about Penistone Grammar School ALC
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1226 762 114
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