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  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored


Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,511.61 Annually (Actual) Grade 7 SCP14-17

Educational Teaching Assistant job summary

This ETA post will be based within the Additionally Resourced Provision for Visual Impairment (ARP VI). We are looking for a candidate with experience of working with students with visual impairments/who are blind. This role will see you working with students from across Kirklees who have a visual impairment. You will work to promote their access to both mainstream and additional VI curriculums within mainstream secondary schools. This role would involve working within the base at Moor End Academy and in a specialist outreach role to other secondary schools in Kirklees.

Moor End Academy hosts the Kirklees Additionally Resourced Provision for Visual Impairment (Secondary). The Provision has capacity for 14 places, for those students who have a severe visual impairment or who are blind. There is a high demand for places and the Provision is currently oversubscribed. The team also support over 80 students with visual impairments (VI) in mainstream schools across Kirklees through specialist outreach work.

Students with VI within the Provision and from across the Authority are taught and supported by a combination of Qualified Teacher’s of Visual Impairment (QTVIs), specialist VI ETAs, braille and large print technicians, habilitation specialists and family support workers.

 Students in the Provision are educated with a person-centred and proactive approach to inclusion and are part of the whole Academy community. The Provision offers bespoke curriculum approaches, individually matched to student needs. Students follow one of two pathways – mainstream alongside sighted peers or the achieve pathway, where students follow a primary based curriculum. ETAs are a key part of promoting access for students on both pathways.

 As an ETA, when working within the Academy or on outreach you would also support VI students in lessons and through interventions to reduce barriers and promote their access and independence in learning for example through large print, braille and specialist technology. We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of the provision needed to support students and with visual impairment and guide other staff to develop skills with specialist technology, braille and life skills.

We are always looking to evolve and work in partnership with curriculum areas and other schools to share expertise, skills, experience and instill confidence in all staff across settings. Within the provision we have an open access policy for parents and careers and encourage parental engagement for all activities at the Academy; extra-curricular trips, events and external education experiences such as visits to the Theatre, Colleges and Universities

Alongside the mainstream curriculum, all students with VI learn and develop through the additional curriculum that gives them skills to compensate for the barriers that their VI creates. There is a clear focus on preparation for adulthood and comprehensive support for transition to the next phase of education and life. This can include: habilitation, braille, specialist IT skills, independent living, advocacy and curriculum support in areas of need. Students also have access to adapted extra-curricular and leisure opportunities.

Moor End Academy is a very exciting school where the Resourced Provision is embedded into Academy life. If you want to develop your skills and knowledge of visual impairment and be part of highly rewarding, vibrant, successful and creative team who are not afraid to take risks, then we’d love to hear from you

The successful candidate will join a large team of staff working at this Outstanding Academy in our Additionally Provision team who provide support for children and young people with Visual Impairments, their families both within Moor End Academy and local mainstream schools.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check via the DBS. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Moor End Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1041 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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