This job expired on 1 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 October 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    17 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£19,312 - £19,698 per annum
Actual salary
£12,084.45 - £12,325.98 per annum due to part time hours and term time

Job summary

Ref: P565

Required as soon as possible

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Learning Support Assistant (SEN) at Carleton High School. This candidate will support pupil’s learning and attend to pupils personal needs in order to support teaching and learning in the classroom. They will work collaboratively with teaching and other staff to enhance the development and education of pupils.

This post is a permanent, 27.5 hours per week, term time plus two days contract, equating to 192 working days per year.

The Trust can offer:

- hard-working and highly committed staff;
- a supportive Trust as your employer;
- motivated, well behaved pupils.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

- has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and students;
- can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative;
- has experience of working in a similar specialist area.

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 781555 or via email at

Completed application forms should be returned to no later than 10:00 on Friday 01st October 2021.

We are equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
965 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01977 232146

About Carleton High School

Carleton High School has a vision to provide a first-class education to all students so that they make outstanding progress and get the chances in life they deserve.

Our ethos is summarised through our mantra, Culture + Consistency = Excellence. Put simply, this means that we have an achievement focused culture where we do not put a ceiling on what our students can accomplish. This really matters; academic results open doors for our young people. We aim to be consistent in our approach to everything that we do, never compromising on our high standards so that all our students, no matter what their starting point or circumstance, thrive and achieve their absolute best.

We live and breathe our student values of respect, responsibility, determination and excellence. These values reiterate positive attitudes to build character and support our students to develop into well rounded citizens, who are well prepared for their next steps in life.

Carleton High School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been named the most improved school in the North of England, according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index, published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Arranging a visit to Carleton High School

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 781555 or via email at

School location

Green Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3NW

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