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  • Start date details

    Easter Term

  • Closing date

    23 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 18 months

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for education and development of children. You will be committed to ensuring every individual child receives the care, support and guidance they need to thrive and be the best they can be. We’re also looking for the following:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive and caring nature
  • Ability to stay calm when faced with challenging behaviour
  • Great team player
  • Passion to ensure every child achieves their full potential.

What the school offers its staff

Why choose us?

The SEND team is located in ‘the Link’ at the heart of the school and provides a safe haven for our students with special educational needs and disabilities. Our moto is ‘work hard and be nice to people’ and the school was recently described by Ofsted as a ‘friendly and happy place’ (2020). We are genuinely committed to our students and our staff, and we do everything we can to ensure every child receives the care and guidance they need to thrive.

What can we offer you?

  • Free parking and good transport linkswith easy access from Hull, Beverley, Bridlington and Scarborough and surrounding villages
  • Family friendly policiesand opportunities for flexible working
  • Opportunities to engage with extra-curricular activitiesincluding drama, music and PE
  • A programme of training and developmentand opportunities to train to be a teacher with theYorkshire Wolds Teacher Trainingshould you be interested
  • Well-being support includingdiscounted East Riding gym membership; free annual flu vaccinations; refund of the cost of the annual NHS prescription prepayment certificate; access to a free employee assistance scheme 24/7 with advice on a wide range of practical issues ranging from legal information and consumer issues to specialist counselling.
  • Financial incentives includinga cycle to work scheme offering discounted bike purchase, affordable loans and savings available through theSalary Finance Scheme
  • Membership of theEast Riding Pension Schemewith benefits including secure earnings linked pension and a lump sum death grant of three times your salary

Further details about the role

As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant in our school, you will join our hardworking and supportive SEND team. Each day you will provide individual support to our students, creating opportunities to help them reach their potential in a wide range of different year groups and subject areas, ranging from music and drama to PE and Science. As this is an apprentice position, you will be supported on an 18 month apprenticeship programme both on and off the job. For further information about the programme which is through Ebor Academy trust, please access the supporting documents section.

You should ideally have 3-5 GCSE qualifications or Level 2 equivalent, including Maths and English. If you do not have English and Maths qualifications at this level, we then ask that you commit to obtaining them before completion of their apprenticeship. Support will be provided for you with this.

The working hours are from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday during the school term. An additional 13 hours per year ensure you have paid time for team meetings, training and development. Your actual salary is £15,622 per annum, and this is paid in 12 equal instalments over the year so even when it is the summer holidays, you continue to receive the same payment that month. This role is fixed term for 18 months which is the anticipated length of the apprenticeship programme. If you are interested in working on a part time basis, please get in touch and we are happy to explore this further with you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Driffield School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment and we undertake an online check, in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance.

The Education Alliance’s Child Protection Policy can be accessed at: https://theeducationalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Child-Protection-Policy.pdf and Driffield School and Sixth Form’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed at: Microsoft Word – Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy September 2023 (driffieldschool.net)

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About Driffield School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1406 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01377 232362

We are an 11-19 Comprehensive School with approximately 1,350 students on roll. We are part of The Education Alliance, a growing multi-academy trust, currently consisting of South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, Malet Lambert School, Driffield School and Sixth Form, The Snaith School, Hunsley Primary School, North Cave Church of England Primary School, Howden Junior School, Wilberfoss Church of England Primary School and Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training. We are here to make great schools and happier, stronger communities so that people have better lives. We do this by always doing what is right, trusting each other and standing shoulder to shoulder and doing what we know makes the difference. Doing what is right means always acting with integrity, in the interests of others and being honest, open and transparent.

We are proud of our school and welcome the opportunity to show prospective staff, who are interested in any current vacancies, around the site.

Arranging a visit to Driffield School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email laura.sanders@driffieldschool.org.uk.

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