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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Part time: 33 hours per week 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 3 SCP 5-6 (£23,500-£23,893)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring Teaching Assistant to provide support inside and outside of the classroom within the Silverdale Engagement Hub.

Silverdale School is seeking a highly skilled and experienced colleague committed to equality of education and the removing of barriers to learning for all students.

We are investing in our students who find education within the classroom the most challenging. We are committed to removing all barriers to learning for all children. We know all students wish to achieve, be successful and happy and safe in school. Silverdale is establishing a provision where students have the opportunity to engage with the curriculum and culture of our school within a positive and nurturing environment, with high expectations and clear structures.

The school is creating an innovative centre within school where students follow a bespoke engagement curriculum to help them navigate their way successfully back into the mainstream classroom.

The post-holder will be working with a small group of students from Key Stage 3 in 12-week blocks, providing provision with an experienced and skilful Hub Co-ordinator. Students will be within the provision for a variety of reasons including low attendance and school refusal, literacy and numeracy, social and emotional needs and negative expressions of behaviour.

In order to identify and address the barriers for learning and engagement, the curriculum will not follow the school day. Instead, a reduced timetable will incorporate pre-learning, over-learning, collaborative projects, bespoke interventions and community time in a nurturing environment. Ongoing monitoring, work with parents and mentoring of students following their 12-week experience will continue to address the complex reasons why a child is struggling to learn in the classroom and thrive.

The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring all students in our community are ready to learn, respectful and safe.

In addition to excellent numeracy and literacy skills the essential requirements are excellent communication, inter-personal skills, the ability to deliver literacy or numeracy interventions and a desire to work with young people helping them to realise their potential.

Experience of working with young people in a school setting is essential.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits include:

  • CPD support from one of the largest Teaching Schools, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance, throughout your career.
  • Opportunities to develop skills and experience as part of a growing, local Trust.

There will be no need to go elsewhere – your career will flourish with us.

Chorus Education Trust is proud to support flexible working arrangements.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Silverdale School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1450 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0114 2369991

Silverdale School is an extremely popular and high-achieving 11-18 comprehensive in the south west of Sheffield and is now the founding school of Chorus Education Trust. The school achieved the best GCSE results in 2018 of any state school in Sheffield. At Post 16 the progress students make places Silverdale in the top 10% of schools nationally. At its heart is one of the country’s largest Teaching Schools, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance. Silverdale moved into a brand new building in January 2009 with a full complement of facilities. Silverdale School is part of Chorus Education Trust, and as such all appointees may be required to work at any Trust site in the future.

Arranging a visit to Silverdale School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@silverdale.chorustrust.org.

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