4 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    25 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Various hours HLTA = 17.05 hours per week (2.05 non directed hours) (Variable 15-34.1) ATA = 17.05 hours per week (2.05 non directed hours) (Variable 15-34.1) Grade D (Pt 4-6) £9,334 - £9,687 including SEN Allowance
Contract type
Fixed term (26/07/2022 )
£11,036 - £12,122 including SEN Allowance

Job summary


(Post Equivalent to 34.1 hours per week)

Post Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract: Full Year, Fixed Term until 26/07/2022

HLTA Post: 17.05 hours per week (2.05 non directed hours) (Variable 15-34.1)

Grade G (Pt 13 –18) £11,036 - £12,122 including SEN Allowance

ATA Post: 17.05 hours per week (2.05 non directed hours) (Variable 15-34.1)

Grade D (Pt 4-6) £9,334 - £9,687 including SEN Allowance

As a Special School, we believe what we offer to our children, community and staff is unique and enables us to be forward thinking in terms of curriculum, provision and budget planning. As a specialist school for children with a wide range of SEN needs we have a strong moral compass in everything we do and this has seen us develop and grow our number on roll (currently 123). Our specialisms are predominantly within Autism, Communication Needs and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we invest in both our teaching and support staff CPD which has placed us in a good position with regards to current educational challenges.

Our Opportunity

Our school is growing and is very popular with parents and within the community. As a result we are looking to appoint a highly motivated HLTA to join our school and work with our children and support them to be the best they can be. As a school we follow a primary model with the class lead delivering the whole curriculum as opposed to subject specialists.

Working in our school is incredibly rewarding as we all work together as part of the team enriching the education of our pupils. Our staff are highly regarded and we pride ourselves on developing our teams to excel and develop their career through specialised training and career paths.

We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for special education and wish to work in a setting which offers reward and challenge and where no two days are the same!

Applicants should have a genuine interest in working with children with special needs and are required to have:

Good written & communication skills
Experience appropriate to working with children in an education setting.
Be committed to fostering an environment that is encouraging, caring and supporting, with the physical and medical needs of children being catered for to the highest standard

Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour is desirable. For an informal discussion please contact Headteacher (Michelle Hockham) on: 01723 373260. This is an excellent opportunity to join a school that is friendly, supportive and committed to high standards of education and welfare for children.

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 12 noon.

Interviews: To be confirmed

The Woodlands Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

The Woodlands Academy supports the principle of equality of opportunity in employment.

Please note that applications will only be accepted on the Academy’s Application Form.

Applying for the job

Application forms and further details are available for download on the Academy Website:


Emailed back to sam.silk@woodlands.n-yorks.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 16
Education phase
School size
121 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 16

About The Woodlands Academy

The Woodlands Academy is an Academy for children with a range of Special Needs and Disabilities. Our aim is to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st Century.

For some students this will mean a working independent life and for others there will be planned dependency with as much independence as their needs allow.

Our aim is for children to develop into, confident, happy, positive young people. We will ensure we understand each unique individual and their needs. Personalised planned pathways support every child in their progression.

We have a strong pastoral structure built on a caring philosophy which nurtures positive relationships through high expectations and supported challenge. We work holistically to develop student’s resilience, mature behaviour, responsibility and independence.

We ensure students are supported to gain knowledge and respect of their own culture and we strongly encourage children to regard all faiths, races and cultures with respect.

Academic success and progress is valued at all levels of performance and the classroom focus is on achievement. Learning is celebrated in all its forms.

At the Woodlands Academy Scarborough we STRIVE to provide the best possible opportunities for ALL our pupils.

Through :

Specialist provision (our staff are highly trained in a range of specialisms to meet the full range of needs and disabilities of those attending Woodlands
Therapeutic (we ensure we support pupils learning through specialist interventions and therapies as required)
Relationships (strong trusting relationships are crucial within the school community for students to feel secure and supported where staff do tasks with the pupils not for them)
Independence training (Students are supported to become independent and discouraged from being dependent. They develop to be as independent as possible )
Vision (We are working with parents, governors, students (current and former) and with a range of services to further develop the academy to enrich and develop children with SEND in all aspects of their lives both in and out of school.
Exploring (Through where essential core skills are learnt through a meaningful curriculum which provides exciting motivating learning and life experiences which is inclusive of all pupils)

School location

Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QN

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