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Teaching Assistant Grade C

03 Nov 2020   |   Springwell Harrogate   |   FTE £18,426 – £19,171 (Actual £15,689 - £16,324)


Reporting to SLT
Duration of Post Permanent
Hours 37 Hours per week
Work Commitment 39 Weeks (TT plus 5)
Salary Grade C – FTE £18,426 – £19,171 (Actual £15,689 – £16,324)
Start Date As soon as possible
Closing Date Monday 30th November 2020 at 12 Noon
Interview Date TBC
Applications Completed Applications emailed to Sharon Perkins at

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

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

 Having recently joined Wellspring Academy Trust, Springwell Harrogate is an alternative academy providing high quality education for young people who have been excluded, or are in danger of exclusion from mainstream school. An exciting opportunity is available for someone looking for a fresh challenge in a newly refurbished learning environment where we provide children with ‘second chance’ learning. This post will suit a candidate who has the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health educational needs. This post is for a member of staff who will support the learning of students in the classroom as part of a team.

This position may suit someone wishing to develop a career within the Education or Special Education Sector. College/University graduates are welcome to apply, as a full and comprehensive package of training will be offered. The position may be of particular interest to applicants who have a passion in supporting the emotional and mental health needs of young people. We work closely with our partner school, Springwell Leeds Academy, and the Positive Regard Teaching School to support a career path for aspiring teachers through a rigorous development programme.

This post is available at our site on Grove Road in Harrogate. This has been recently refurbished to deliver a significantly improved environment in which to learn and work.   

Successful candidates will be responsible for supporting and on occasion, leading small groups and individuals with Maths, English, reading, S.E.A.L, practical activities, supporting pupils to develop resilience, social skills and self-esteem plus using effective strategies for supporting pupils with a range of behavioural needs.

About us

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education that we can for the young people in our care. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do and we are creating an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believes that all its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We are creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs, which will help them achieve positive outcomes and prepare them for their onward destinations into continuing education, work or training.

We see strong relationships as the key to our success – with students, parents, carers and the wider community and we ensure that our academy is a welcoming safe place for children to learn and prosper. 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.

Springwell places a huge emphasis on professional development and invests significantly in staff training at all levels. This means that, although experience of working in an alternative or specialist setting would be an advantage, specialist support and training will be provided for outstanding teachers wishing to make the career fulfilling move into special education.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact John Warren Principal (


Application Form

JD TA – Grade C

Person Spec TA – Grade C

How to apply

To apply please submit an application form and covering letter, of no longer than two sides of A4.   The letter should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity, highlighting areas in which you have shown impact.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to Sharon Perkins at

All applicants need to complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details

Disclosure & Barring Service

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal record check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

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