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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,460.00 - £18,049.00 Annually (Actual) Point 4 - 6

Learning Coach (Teaching Assistant) job summary

It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join Parkside School which has just joined Wellspring Academy Trust which was recently awarded the title of Multi Academy Trust of the year. As such, we are at the start of an exciting journey in this new partnership and we are looking for a like-minded, motivated staff to join us on this journey. Wellspring Academy Trust is known for its inclusive practice and these values are matched by Parkside School. ‘We make a difference’ If you have the same philosophy, this may be the job for you.

Details of Wellspring Academy Trust can be found at: https://wellspringacademytrust.co.uk/

As a Learning Coach you will be supporting some of our most vulnerable students in school with their learning and ability to settle in school. These students have a range of Special Educational Needs and most of them will have an Education Health and Support Plan. However, you will need to be flexible and our Learning Coaches will work with class teachers to support the learning of any students in class. It can be a challenging role, but immensely rewarding as you can make a significant different to the success of a student in school.

At Parkside and Wellspring Academy Trust, we are keen to provide development opportunities which allow staff, at all levels to develop. Indeed, in some of our schools, staff who started at Learning Coaches are now teachers or have other more senior posts in schools. You will receive a full induction programme and will be supported by the SENCO and other experienced Learning Coaches in school.

Our vision for Parkside School is that Parkside School should visibly and substantively impact on the community it is embedded within. This impact should be important, meaningful and considerable. This means young people from Parkside should develop into well-rounded young people who know how to keep themselves safe. We want students to have a personal and specific hope for the future which they can articulate, believe in and share with others; students who can empathise, critique, protect, love, inspire, make, design, explore and understand; students who are willing to try things they have never done before, do things they don’t want to do and be willing to reinvent themselves to become the best that they can be.

We encourage any applicant to come and visit the school or to speak with our Assistant Principal for inclusion, Jo Rosbrook, Joanne.Rosbrook@parksideschool.net for further details.

If you are as excited by this challenge as we are and you think this might be the role for you, please apply by completing an application form, having taken note of the attachments, by Monday 15th July.

Interviews for successfully shortlisted candidates will be undertaken on Thursday 18th July

The School has adopted the principles of Safer Recruitment and will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Parkside School is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Commitment to safeguarding

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. As this role involves working with children in regulated activity, please note that it is an offence to apply for the role if barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

References will be requested and an online search carried out for shortlisted candidates, prior to interview. Further pre-employment checks, including prohibition from teaching, childcare disqualification and section 128 checks, if relevant for the role, will be completed for the successful candidate upon acceptance of the post.

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About Parkside School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1144 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Parkside School and locality

We want all of our schools to make a positive contribution to the community that they are embedded within. This impact should be meaningful, considerable and lasting.

We want the young people of Parkside school to have every available opportunity to develop into well-rounded citizens who are equipped to make a positive contribution and who know how to keep themselves safe. We want students to have passionate hopes for their future; hopes that they can articulate, believe in and make real. We want to develop a nurturing environment that develops students who can empathise, critique, protect, love, inspire, make, design, explore and understand; students who are willing to try things they have never tried before, do things they have never done before and who are willing to risk reimagining themselves as the very best version of what they can become.

Located in the picturesque village of Cullingworth, Parkside School is surrounded by rolling hills and dramatic countryside.

The village, three miles south of Keighley and seven miles west of central Bradford, is not only popular with commuters but also with tourists, walkers and cyclists who revel in some of the country’s most glorious scenery.

The locality is steeped in history; the Brontë Parsonage Museum and its famous literary collections lie less than five miles east.

Also on the doorstep is the Saltaire World Heritage Site; a Victorian model village that is home to Salts Mill, which itself boasts striking architecture, eateries and shopping.

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