Teaching Assistant (Grade 4), Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Springwell Learning CommunityBarnsley, South Yorkshire
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £13,668 - £15,232
Contract term: Permanent

Exciting opportunities are available for people looking for a career in education or in a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment at Springwell Learning Community, where we provide children and young people with ‘second chance’ learning.  Springwell has a national reputation for excellence in working with children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and it is a lead school in Barnsley Teaching School Alliance.  

Successful candidates will be responsible for: 

• Working with the classroom teacher closely to ensure outstanding progress in learning 

• Support and leading nurture, interventions and some group learning in maths, English, P.S.H.E.E and other subjects 

• Overseeing practical, kinaesthetic, sport, physical/outdoor activities where required 

• Supporting the development of resilience, self-esteem, social skills and strategies for regulation

Post holders require: 

• At least level 2 qualifications in English and Maths 

• Experience of working in an educational setting 

• The ability to build positive relationships and have unconditional positive regard for children and young people 

• Understanding and experience of strategies to support children and young people with SEMH and SEND desirable 

• Ability to personalise learning 

• Driving licence desirable 

Positions may suit those wishing to start on a career path in Special Education.  Graduates are welcome to apply as full training will be offered to aspiring teachers wishing to develop a career in this setting.  The organisation currently employs seven teachers who commenced at Springwell as teaching assistants. 

Colleagues may be deployed throughout the Learning Community, working with KS1 – KS4 as necessary 

Please refer to job description and employee specification for further details   

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 5.00pm 

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 6th June 2018

Please do not send a CV as this cannot be accepted.       

Please note: you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.     

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment



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