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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, term time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Fixed Term until 18th July 2025

Pay scale

SCP7 - 12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge & Experience

Experience of operating in a support role within a Secondary school

Evidence of working closely with 11 to 16-year-old students of mixed ability

Experience supporting low ability students

Experience delivering Literacy/Numeracy development programmes

Experience of working with students who have restricted mobility and/or wheelchair users

The ability to utilise IT software

Practical knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to child protection and health and safety

Skills & Key Criteria

Ability to prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, including tact and diplomacy

What the school offers its staff

The Trustees are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, an Enhanced Teaching Assistant (Maternity cover) for Sedgefield Community College.

Would you like to progress your career in a school judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ and where student achievement and attitudes are amongst the best across our entire region? Would you like to work in a school that enjoys exceptional facilities in our state-of-the-art building and where staff wellbeing and opportunities for professional development are at the heart of everything we do? If the answer to both of these questions is, ‘Yes,’ then Sedgefield Community College could be the right school for you.

The role of Enhanced Teaching Assistant involves providing effective support to identified individuals and groups of SEN students under the guidance of our SEND Coordinator. This includes working alongside teachers and other professionals helping ensure work programmes are accessible to individuals and that tasks are being completed as intended. In addition, the role requires post holders to take a key role in the delivery of literacy and numeracy developments programmes.

This post may be particularly attractive to those who would like to make a career in teaching and would like to first gain experience in a highly supportive school setting.

Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in Sedgefield, the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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 Sedgefield Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
991 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01740 617777

At Sedgefield Community College, the word ACHIEVE underpins our desire to support all of our students to reach their full potential during their time with us. It represents our determination for students to succeed in all of the different aspects of life at our school, whether it be reaching their full academic potential in the classroom or being the best that they can be beyond it.

We are a school that successfully combines traditional values of respect and personal responsibility with an appreciation of the necessity to always look forward and continue our development to achieve all that we can.

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