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Scale 4 Teaching Assistants

21 Oct 2020   |   Springwell Learning Community   |   FTE SALARY £19,554 TO £21,166 (ACTUAL SALARY £14,790 TO £16,009)
Hours 33 Hours per week
Work Commitment Term Time only + 5 Inset Days
Salary FTE Salary £19,554 TO £21,166 (Actual Salary £14,790 TO £16,009)
Start Date As soon as possible
Closing Date Friday 6th November at 8am
Interview Date Expected to take place the following week


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

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 possible traveling 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: Friday 6th November at 8am.

We expect that interviews will take place later that week.

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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