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  • Application deadline

    26 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Mon 8.30am – 5pm, Tues to Fri 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Contract type
Fixed term (31/08/2022 )
£16,849 per annum (actual salary)

Job summary




Fixed Term Contract until 31.08.22

Grade E from sp pt 6 £16,849.46 Mon 8.30am – 5pm, Tues to Fri 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

The applicant packs are available for download (preferred) or will be emailed if you contact admin@springhead.n-yorks.sch.uk

The role will have a six month probationary period, see job description and person specification for full details.

We wish to recruit a General Teaching Assistant, Term Time Only, on a Fixed Term Contract until 31.08.22. We are seeking to appoint someone who is resilient, reliable, flexible and empathetic, to support the learning of all children and young people at Springhead School. Experience of working with children with special needs would be desirable, specific training can be provided for the suitable candidate. You may be asked to work across all areas of the school when required.

Springhead School is an all-age specialist school for cognition and learning – a community special school based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Our pupils have a wide range of learning needs including complex moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties or disabilities. We are registered for pupils aged between 2 and 19 years and many have a broad range of additional special needs such as autism, physical disabilities, complex medical needs or social, emotional and mental health issues, but all of which are combined with learning needs.

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people and we have a robust child protection policy and recruitment procedures.

Referees will be contacted prior to short-listing and will be asked if they know of any child protection issues or allegations against you.

The school operates over three sites and you may be asked to work across all areas of the school as required. The post will be classroom based supporting the HLTA, Teacher and Headteacher in meeting the needs of our children and young people with special educational needs.

Closing date: 26.01.22 Interviews will be held on: 02.02.22

Applying for the job

he applicant packs are available for download (preferred) or will be emailed if you contact admin@springhead.n-yorks.sch.uk.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
89 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

About Springhead School

Welcome to our wonderful school.

The values that shape our school are those of respect, integrity and a positive attitude, and we offer unconditional positive regard to all our pupils. Our approach is very pupil focused. We encourage every child and young person to achieve individual success (even at the early stages of learning), with a starting point that is engaging, relaxed and being excited to learn and on a pathway which follows their journey through Springhead.

Our focus on Preparation for Adulthood is supported throughout all aspects of the curriculum and provision. Our practice based teaching is taught creatively throughout our curriculum and is based on effective learning strategies, ensuring that our pupils’ development and staff expectation is appropriate and realistic for all our children and young people.

For an insight into our school, our website shows some of the excitement for learning, educational opportunities and provision, sharing our school’s successes and achievements. However, it is no substitute for a personal visit to experience the ethos and culture of our school life in action.

School location

Barry's Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4HA

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