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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 27.5 hours per week Term time plus 2 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 - £28,893

Actual salary

£14,772 - £15,019

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated Learning Support Assistant to become part of our team at Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School. We are looking for someone with a proactive 'can-do' attitude and a passion for doing whatever it takes. Beyond that, we are looking for an individual who demonstrates the potential to excel in their role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • supporting pupil’s learning and attending to pupils’ personal needs in order to support teaching and learning in the classroom and across the school.
  • supporting the preparation, planning and implementation of individual and group learning activities and intervention programmes across the school.

What the school offers its staff

About us:

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. Our mission is running high quality, high achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve.

Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress. Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district.

In a testament to our dedication to educational excellence, De Lacy Primary School was recognised as an 'Outstanding' school across all categories by Ofsted in March 2024, underscoring our unwavering pursuit of high standards.

Why choose Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School?

At Orchard Head, success begins with strong foundations. Our dedicated staff are committed to nurturing a lifelong love for learning in every child, empowering them to become confident, independent, and successful individuals. We take pride in our above-national Key Stage 2 attainment and progress outcomes, reflecting our unwavering focus on academic excellence. Beyond academics, our personalised development opportunities enrich the curriculum, providing pupils with memorable experiences that shape their holistic growth. Together as a school community, we celebrate our achievements and eagerly anticipate continued growth, flourishing, and success at Orchard Head.

What can we offer you?

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS).
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters).
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2
  • Free flu vaccinations

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Orchard Head Junior and Infant and Nursery School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
350 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

At Orchard Head J, I & N School, we aspire to be a happy, vibrant and successful school. We believe in laying the foundations on which children can build their futures. Our staff work hard to instill an early love for learning; they aim to capture and nurture it, enabling our children to grow into confident, independent and successful individuals.

Arranging a visit to Orchard Head Junior and Infant and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@orchardhead.patrust.org.uk.

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