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Job details
Employer Westlands Academy
Location Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £16,068 - £17,118 per annum
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Temporary
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Vacancy ID: 007715

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust consists of four academies, Abbey Hill Academy, Westlands Academy, Green Gates Academy and Hollis Academy, serving a population of 500 students aged 5 to 19 with a broad range of learning difficulties.

Westlands Academy is situated in Thornaby and provides for 75 students aged 11 to 16 years who have SEMHD, as well as other learning difficulties and in addition has a 15 place residential unit. The post at Westlands Academy requires working with young people at KS3/4 who present challenging behaviour.

We are seeking an outstanding, creative and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our team at Westlands Academy. The right candidates will need to be enthusiastic and inspirational with high expectations of our children and themselves.

Salary: £16,068 - £17,118 per annum
Benefits & Grade: Grade H (NJC points 23-25)
Contract Details: Required for September 2017 for one year (in the first instance)
Contract Hours: 32.5 Hours per week, term time only + 5 PL days

Previous experience of working with students with SEMHD would be desirable but not essential. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential requirements of this post.

We offer a collaborative and supportive environment where staff are valued and nurtured and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed and appreciated as you join us on an exciting stage of our journey.

Visits to the academy are welcome. To arrange this and/or to obtain an application form and further information please e-mail Julie Povall, HR Clerk on Please do not contact Westlands Academy directly.

Completed application forms should be returned by 12 noon on Friday 30th June 2017 to:

Julie Povall, Head of HR by email to or by post to Julie Povall, Abbey Hill Academy, Ketton Road, Stockton-on-Tees. TS19 8BU.

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and appropriate references.

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