Specialist Teaching Assistant for Maths, Leeds

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Leeds West AcademyLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,942 - £18,705£16,942 - £18,705 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Academy: Leeds West Academy

Job Title: Specialist Teaching Assistant for Maths  

Grade: C1.12 - .17 £21,589 - £23,836 per annum, pro rata (actual salary £16,942 - £18,705 per annum)

Hours/weeks: 34.10 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days (39 weeks per year)

Accountable to: SENDCo


Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' have secured strong support of staff, who share their ambitious vision and inclusive values.’ Over the last three years the school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing our best ever GCSE results in summer 2019. Housed within a state-of-the-art school building, with stunning views, Leeds West Academy is an oversubscribed 11-16 school, committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. Leeds West Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious professionals and which provides excellent and varied opportunities for professional development through The White Rose Academies Trust’s CPD programme.


We are looking for an experienced Specialist Teaching Assistant for Maths to provide effective support to students with SEND, helping to ensure that they make at least good progress in the subject whilst at the academy. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide subject specific 1 to 1 and small group intervention for students as required.
  • To pay particular attention to the development of the students’ literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To help to develop resources, including resources on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which support the progress of SEND students.
  • To offer advice to teaching staff to help them teach students with SEND effectively.
  • To use effective methods to track the progress of relevant students, and work with the SENDCo, Assistant SENDCo and subject specific leader to ensure that effective intervention is put in place when students are underachieving.
  • Completing data reports/student intervention logs and reports termly, tracking and monitoring the impact of the interventions provided.
  • To encourage student participation in activities led by the teacher and interaction with others.
  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
  • Support with the development, implementation and review of Student Support Plans (SSPs).
  • Share strategies with Teachers and Teaching Assistants for supporting pupils with SEND and subject specific needs.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting young learners in an organisational setting, along with an understanding of individual learning styles and the ability to identify potential barriers to learning, engaging in strategies and coaching skills to overcome these barriers. As this is a specialist role focussing on Maths, you will also require a GCSE level (or equivalent) grade B or above in Maths, along with a GCSE level (or equivalent) grade C or above in English.

 Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding. 

We're securing our vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.

We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group.  Other members of the group include Leeds College of Music, Keighley College and Harrogate College.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.

Closing Date: 20th January 2020 – 9.00 am

Shortlisting: w/c 20th January 2020

Interview Date : either late w/c 20th January or early w/c 27th January 2020

Start Date: ASAP

To apply, please complete the application form by the closing date of Monday 20th January 2020 – 9.00 am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.


More about Leeds West Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Intake Lane, Rodley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 1DQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2295454
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