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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,710.00 - £20,713.00 Annually (Actual) Salary is based on Grade CD, Scale Point 03-06 for 37 hours per week Term time only £22,737- £23,893 FTE

General Teaching Assistant job summary

At our school the role of a General Teaching Assistant is much more than just a job. As a General Teaching Assistant, you'll be at the heart of our inclusive learning environment. It's an opportunity to shape lives, build meaningful relationships, and contribute to a brighter future.

Collaborating with experienced educators, you'll have the opportunity to inspire and guide students on their educational journey. You'll work closely with teachers, providing vital support and guidance, fostering a nurturing environment, your support will be invaluable in helping children develop their confidence, unlock their potential, and overcome challenges. Witness the joy on a child's face as they grasp a new concept, watch them grow in confidence, and be a part of their transformation. Join us in making a real difference in the lives of young learners!

About you

You will be able to demonstrate how you can inspire others to have high expectations of themselves and their achievements. We place great value on the importance of building effective relationships; therefore, you should be able to demonstrate how you would do so with pupils, parents, and colleagues. You will be able to work in partnership with your colleagues to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our pupils and have the drive and enthusiasm to become an outstanding teaching assistant. Most importantly, you will be committed to and demonstrate how you would provide support to create a safe and nurturing environment where every child feels valued and supported to achieve and flourish.

About the School

Ryedale School is a leading secondary comprehensive with results that place us amongst the highest performing schools in the country. Building on our ‘Outstanding’ judgement (Ofsted 2023), we are continually developing and improving the educational experience for all learners. Our dynamic and inspirational team of staff delivers a high-quality learning experience where every student has the opportunity to excel. Ryedale School sits in a beautiful rural location but within an easy commute from York, Thirsk and Northallerton. Ryedale School is a part of Arete Learning Trust which is committed to the overarching principle of “Being the best we can be” and seeks to create a context for all children and young people to thrive, academically, personally and socially so that they experience the real joy of learning.

What can we offer you?

A Collaborative team: When you join Ryedale School, part of Arete Learning Trust, you become part of a warm and supportive community of dedicated professionals. Where you can collaborate with like-minded professionals, share ideas, and learn from one another as you contribute to creating an inspiring learning environment. Our team is committed to fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

Work-life balance: We understand that work-life balance is crucial, which is why we offer flexibility in terms of working hours. Our term-time roles ensure you have dedicated breaks during school holidays, allowing you to recharge and pursue personal interests while maintaining the joy of working with students during the academic year. Whether you're a parent looking to fit work around your family commitments, a recent graduate seeking a meaningful career path, or someone with a diverse range of experiences, we provide the flexibility you need to succeed. Embrace a role that allows you to have an impact while maintaining a fulfilling personal life.

We will consider applications for full-time and part-time hours, please detail on your application what hours you wish to be considered for.

Ongoing Professional Development: We believe in investing in our staff's growth and development. As a General Teaching Assistant, you'll have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, including workshops, training programs, and mentoring. We are committed to supporting your career progression and providing the tools you need to excel in your role.

Our fantastic students: Perhaps the most compelling reason to join our school is our fantastic pupils, who are the schools’ greatest asset. They are motivated, engaged and eager to learn, and they will inspire you to be the best you can be!

Ready to Take the Leap?

If you're looking for a career that offers training, flexibility, and the chance to make a lasting impact, Ryedale School is ready to welcome you. Embark on a journey that will shape both your life and the lives of those around you. Apply today and unlock your potential as a General Teaching Assistant at Ryedale School!

We are a growing Multi-Academy Trust consisting of 9 schools (five secondary schools and four primary schools), all rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Each school within our trust has its own unique values and ethos and is committed to the overarching principle of "Being the best we can be", the mission statement of Areté Learning Trust . Our Trust seeks to create a context for all children and young people to thrive, academically, personally and socially so that they experience the real joy of learning.

This is an exciting time on the next step of the journey for the newly merged Areté Learning Trust and provides the opportunity to establish an even stronger trust, with greater autonomy to set direction and deliver the outcomes important to all of us. The trust is committed to inclusive high-quality education, providing outstanding education for all and trust wide sustained school improvement.

Application Process

Please complete the online application form to apply for this role. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. You should use the information supplied with in the Job Description & Person Specification to make the best of your application by identifying some specific pieces of work you may have undertaken in any of these areas. Your application may be viewed in regard to some or all of the skill specific areas over the course of the selection process. Applications via agencies will not be considered.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with Dr Williams, please call 01439 771665 or email execpa@ryedalelearningtrust.co.uk

Interviews will take place week commencing 24th June.

The Areté Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures which encourage and promote safe working practice across the Trust. On joining you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and to safeguard our children and young people.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ryedale Learning Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment and therefore we apply safer recruitment screening to candidates prior to appointment.

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About Ryedale School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
737 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Type: Mainstream School,

Phase: Secondary,

Funding status: State - Academy

Gender: Mixed

Age range: 11 - 16 years

School location

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