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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    19 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (2 terms only)

Job summary

West Cliff Primary School
Advanced Teaching Assistant (ATA)/SEMH
Term time only
Fixed term contract initially for 2 Terms
Grade C plus SEN allowance points 2-4

‘New members of staff are quickly coached into the school’s way of doing things and are given first-class support from senior colleagues’ Ofsted 2013

Here at West Cliff Primary School we are a leading school in our area and we are proud to take our wonderful children from the West, Centre and surrounding areas around Whitby. We are a founding member of a group of schools (also including Airy Hill, Glaisdale, Leaholm, Castleton and Glaisdale) in Whitby, known as the Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust (YEAT).

YEAT is also a designated ‘English Hub’, which delivers excellence in early language and phonics teaching in reception and KS1.

The learning environment and education provision that we offer to our 210 children on roll are second to none.

Our teachers benefit from a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants that play an important part in school life. Life at our school is calm, purposeful and enjoyable.
Our ongoing development in terms of educational achievement and commitment to raising standards is at the forefront of our thinking, and we have a great induction package in place to support you in your professional development throughout your time at West Cliff and at YEAT.

Our opportunity
West Cliff Primary School have launched a new SEMH Targeted Mainstream Provision for a small cohort of pupils from the Whitby area.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed practitioner with experience of working with children and young people with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).

The provision will support a maximum of 8 pupils at one time, in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 who need support to re-engage in learning and achieve their true potential.

The individual will be able:
• To build relationships with young people who may feel disengaged from learning and to nurture and champion them
• To think creatively and work well within a team to develop personalised and rigorous pathways for young people to achieve their best
• To be committed to enabling and leading on high quality teaching (in conjunction with SENDCo and class teachers) as well as providing a focus on nurture, social and emotional skills and therapeutic supports

This is initially a fixed term post for two terms starting in January or as soon as possible. The successful candidate must hold English and Maths GCSE level ‘C’ or above or equivalent.

We can offer you:
• A happy and creative school who puts pastoral and nurture provision at its heart and an aspirational outlook for our children.
• Happy, enthusiastic children who are thriving and have a thirst for learning.
• Supportive parents who are keen to be involved in school life
• An excellent opportunity for a colleague to join our school at an exciting time.
• The opportunity for training and development – both within the school and the Trust ,and access to teaching assistant networks across the coast and the Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area.
• School colleagues who will support you and make you proud to work in education and at West Cliff.

Join us and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about. Please contact Garry on the details below.

We actively welcome informal conversations with Hazel Taylor (SENCO). Please contact Garry to organise.

The date of commencement for this post will be January 2022 or as soon as possible. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 9am

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Application packs and forms are available to download from the NYCC jobs advert, Teach YC website and our school website.

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a chat with the Headteacher and for an application pack please contact Garry Morrison at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at or call 07814935700

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
School size
231 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number

About West Cliff Primary School

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School location

Church Square, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EG

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