37 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    We are expecting this to be a September start, however an earlier start date can be discussed at interview for any candidates able to start before then.

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours a week - 08:30 to 15:00 Mon to Fri

Contract type


Pay scale

G3, scale points 6 to 9: £17,081 to £17,949

What skills and experience we're looking for

School Related:

  • Act in accordance with academy policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management; including Team Teach and Restorative Practice

  • Assist with the planning and preparation of activities, and in the delivery of local and national initiatives e.g. literacy and numeracy strategy

  • Participate in the preparation of the classroom

  • Monitor children’s needs and reporting these to a designated person

  • Keep records as required by the school

  • Have familiarity with all relevant pupil profiles, risk assessments and positive handling plans

Child Related:

  • Promote development and learning (physical, emotional, educational and social). Foster growth, self-esteem and independence, observe and record development

  • Support those with special educational needs

  • Carry out reasonable daily personal care/hygiene duties and administer basic first aid

  • Assist with the movement of children in and around the school

  • Support the young people when in the moment of crisis, ensuring the safety of the individual, peers and staff is priority

  • Show all the young people ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’, every single day

Supervision of people:

  • No direct line management responsibilities but is required to occasionally demonstrate duties, give advice and guidance to employees, students or trainees

Creativity and Innovation:

  • Required to be creative when assisting with planning of activities

Contacts and Relationships:

  • Direct contact with children and their parents/carers, other employees at the school. Liaise with other professionals under the supervision/guidance of the teacher


  • The post holder must act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management

What the school offers its staff

  • Working in alternative provision and/or SEMH gives you a chance to break free from the stifles of mainstream
  • Here at Springwell our staff are able to work in a values-driven environment where the personal development and welfare of the children are our core business
  • Staff are of the utmost importance to us. With that in mind, training and development is a priority. Opportunities exist with The Wellspring Trust to create and develop a meaningful and exciting career
  • If you are ambitious then there are opportunities for development at all levels. Some of the greatest teachers in the Wellspring Trust joined us as Teaching Assistants. We have developed Specialist Leaders of Education and behaviour experts who work in our academies but also deliver training and support across the region.
  • Leadership development programmes allow aspirant senior leaders to fast-track their careers and are given opportunities and training to aspire to Principal and Executive Principal roles
  • We value every pupil as an individual, showing everyone respect and tolerance
  • We want our pupils to be the very best that they can be – and will try to give them every opportunity to show success

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

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About Springwell Alternative Academy Lincoln

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
52 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

Arranging a visit to Springwell Alternative Academy Lincoln

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email joe.jeffries@springwell-lincs.co.uk.

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