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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31st August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

N3 £23,114 - £23,500 per annum

Actual salary

Actual Salary £17,433 - £17,723

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have two posts available, fixed term until 31st August 2025, and part time, 32.5 hours per week. The posts are term time only plus 5 additional training days.

We're seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants with experience of providing classroom support; to assist with the learning and personal development of all our children. Under the direction of the teacher, you will work to establish positive relationships, empathising with the needs of our children.

We are looking for Support Assistants who can inspire and who have:

  • Knowledge of the primary curriculum.
  • Learning Assistant Level 2 qualification or equivalent.
  • Motivation to work with children and young people.
  • The ability to empathise with the needs of children, establishing positive relationships.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • Great opportunities for continuing professional development and a career pathway across the trust.
  • A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued.
  • The benefit of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pensions Scheme which the trust also contributes to on your behalf.
  • Recognition of previous service with other schools, academies, local government etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Ireland’s leading wellbeing provider.
  • Good public transport links via Tyne and Wear Metro and road links from the A19 and A1058 Coast Road.

Further details about the role

Our school is one of six primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.

Our school motto is ‘Together we make a difference’. At Walkergate Community School we are lucky enough to have a passionate workforce who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. As a research school, we are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and engaging school environment for the children and our staff too.

Interested? If you would like to join us and feel you could thrive here, then please read the accompanying job description and person specification, and complete an application form by clicking ‘apply now’ no later than midnight on Monday 22nd April 2024.

NEAT is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. For shortlisted candidates, we will conduct an online search as part of our screening.

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 Walkergate Community School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
659 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Walkergate Community School is a large primary school with teaching school status. we are part of Newcastle East mixed Multi Academy Trust and work closely with our partner schools.

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

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