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Scale 2 Teaching Assistants

08 Jan 2021   |   Springwell Learning Community   |   FTE SALARY £18,562 to £18,933 (ACTUAL SALARY £14,087 to £14,369)
Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment 33 Hours per week, Term time only + 5 days
Salary FTE Salary £18,562 to £18,933 (Actual Salary £14,087 to £14,369)
Closing Date Monday 25th January 2021 at 8am
Interview Date Expected to take place the following Friday

Do you want a job where you make a difference to the lives of children and young people?

Do you want to be inspired on a daily basis by your work?

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. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the Barnsley and Kirklees Special Provision Partnership. We’re a new, bold partnership, formed through the collaboration of Springwell Learning Community, Greenacre School and Joseph Norton Academy. Through our collaboration we are able to provide unique opportunities for our children, our staff and the communities we serve.

The posts will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.
These positions may suit those wishing to develop a career within the Special Education Sector. College/University graduates are welcome to apply, as full training will be offered to candidates wishing to develop a career in this setting. The positions may be of particular interest to applicants who have a passion in supporting the emotional and mental health needs of young people. We are a national training school (Barnsley Positive Regard Teaching School) and therefore able to support a career path for aspiring teachers through a rigorous development programme.

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.C.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 for potential travel between sites.

About us

Springwell Learning Community

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do. As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their varied needs.

We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also realise that at times they will need our support too. We work closely with other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

WELLSPRING Academy Trust

At Wellspring Academy Trust we believe that every school is unique, because it has a unique history, it serves a unique community context and is full of unique individuals. We value and celebrate the unique identities of our academies. We encourage them to innovate, create and develop their uniqueness because we want others to learn from them. Excellence is about diversity, not conformity. We do not believe that one size fits all.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Steve Tighe, Executive Vice-Principal, via email

Completed applications should be e-mailed to

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity

The closing date for this post is: Monday 25th January 2021 at 8.00am

We expect that interviews will take place the following Friday.

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check.


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