Teaching Assistant (SEN), Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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Halfpenny Lane Junior Infant and Nursery SchoolPontefract, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade 4 SCP 14-17 £10,962.04 - £11,577.50
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Post Reference: P243

Hours: 27.5 hours per week term time only 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable colleague to join our happy team to support our children and teachers in the classroom in Key Sage 2.

You will need: a relevant qualification at level 2 or 3, good English and Maths skills to level 2, experience of working within a school setting, a thorough understanding of the purpose and role of learning support along with good behaviour management skills, competent ICT skills, a good understanding of child development and an ability to use your own initiative.

You will be joining a welcoming, supportive and hardworking, committed team consisting of Teachers, Learning Mentors, Teaching Assistants and support staff, in a vibrant and attractive working environment. We support each other and strive for the highest expectations, ensuring our children receive the best possible learning opportunities.  As a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, we are looking staff who have wish to support children’s learning through high standards of expectation of children, themselves and other staff. 

You must positively promote inclusion, ensuring high-quality learning experiences for all children and have a commitment to raising pupils’ expectations and achievement through your role as a Teaching Assistant.

In return, we can offer you a dynamic, friendly and ambitious school community, a supportive and forward- thinking leadership team, along with a close and rewarding relationship with other Pontefract Academies Trust schools in the area through network and close development with other colleagues. Because of these links we can offer the successful candidates a supportive and creative environment in which to work with our enthusiastic and willing pupils. You will be given the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and contribute to the whole school development alongside a personalised CPD programme. 

Visits to the school are highly recommended.  Please call 01977 703270 to arrange a visit.

To apply for this position, please visit the Trust website. 

Completed Pontefract Academies Trust application forms should be returned by email to recruitment@patrust.org.uk no later than 10am Thursday 14 February 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 21 February 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone.  The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

In accordance with the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018 and our obligations under the Childcare Act 2006, if you are shortlisted for this post you will be required to declare that you are not disqualified from working within this setting.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4BW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1977 722820
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