This job expired on 17 July 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months inititally

Pay scale

Grade 6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated, enthusiastic and caring individuals who are committed, hardworking and reliable.

This job is part of our Education Support job family which plays a key role in supporting schools to deliver high quality services. In your role you will be part of a team within the school. You will support the delivery of an effective education and curriculum function in line with schools policies and procedures.

You would be joining our friendly and forward-thinking schools that genuinely values the well-being of all and one that is committed to supporting your ongoing professional development.

The roles would be based at Kirkburton Middle School and Scissett Middle School supporting pupils between the ages of 10 and 13 but could be required to support in any of the school’s across out trust with notice.

The ideal candidates will:

  • be able to demonstrate experience of working with children and young people
  • be caring and passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential
  • be committed to the safeguarding of all students
  • be highly organised, flexible and adaptable
  • be creative in their approach
  • Be committed to contributing as part of a successful team

What the school offers its staff

  • Annual salary increments plus inflation linked increases.
  • Automatic enrolment into a Teacher Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution rates.
  • Enhanced occupational benefits (such as maternity, adoption and parental leave).
  • Automatic enrolment into our Employee Assistance Programme which gives you and your family members free access to Health and Wellbeing services including, GP consultations, Private medial operations, Physiotherapy, Counselling and mindfulness, wellbeing clinics, nurse support services, chronic illness and cancer support, menopause support.
  • Flexible family friendly policies from day one.
  • Extensive CPD opportunities
  • Funding of a wide range of accredited training courses and apprenticeships.
  • A range of working patterns dependent upon the role.
  • For employees on all year-round contracts, a minimum of 28.5 days plus bank holidays (this increases with length of service) holiday entitlement.
  • Death in service benefit.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding cuts through everything we do at school and the safety of our pupils is our top priority. There is a designated senior member of the Leadership Team who is responsible for referring and monitoring any child protection concerns. All members of staff will receive training in line with our child protection and other related policies.

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About Kirkburton Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 10 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
502 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 13

KMS provides a welcoming and secure environment in which pupils enter as young children and leave as confident young adults, each developing at the rate that is right for them. We specialise in supporting, nurturing and guiding young children through this time in their lives – emotionally, socially and academically – in order that they are able to achieve well and feel safe.
We believe strongly in the importance of the principle of inclusion, the development of the whole child and meeting the needs of the individual. To this end we provide a broad and balanced curriculum together with an extensive range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

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