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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 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

£27,881.00 - £30,327.00 Annually (FTE)

Literacy Specialist job summary

Thank you for your interest in the advertised position of Literacy Specialist at North Huddersfield Trust School.

The school opened in 2011 and has almost trebled in size since then. This academic year, we have over 1,000 students on roll including oversubscribed intakes of 210 in each of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. We were inspected by OFSTED in May 2022 which confirmed our status as a good school, describing ‘a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere’ where ‘the diversity of the school and community is celebrated’. It also confirms the curriculum ‘sequences what pupils need to learn’ and is designed ‘to enhance pupils’ cultural capital and understanding of the world’. As a school that is fully committed to inclusion, the report highlights that ‘pupils are calm and patient’ and that ‘staff help to build and manage positive relationships’.

We are at an extremely exciting phase of our development led by a supportive and proactive senior and middle leadership and a dedicated team of Lead Practitioners that help colleagues develop research informed best practice tailored to meet the needs of our students. We have a healthy mixture of staff who are relatively new to the school and many who have worked here for a much longer period of time. In the last few years, the curriculum has been completely overhauled and the way it is delivered reformed and refined, so that it matches the ambition we hold for every student. We have an established Student Parliament which is an integral element of our leadership programme designed to give a voice and an influence to the people we believe will shape and transform society.

As Headteacher since May 2019, I am in the privileged position of leading the school in its quest to provide a safe and happy environment in which our students thrive. Recruiting staff with the potential to make a significant contribution to this is crucial. As a newly introduced role to the school, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape a provision that we see as fundamental to our continuing improvement as a school.

Please take the time to read the contents of this pack carefully and to look at our website which provides lots of information about the school, its values, links and identity.

I hope that, having read through all the available information, you are keen to submit an application and look forward to receiving it.

Thank you again for your interest in the position and, should you choose to make an application, I wish you the best of luck.

Andrew Fell


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 North Huddersfield Trust School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
920 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The school opened in 2011 and has more than doubled in size. We currently have 845 students on role including an oversubscribed intake of over 210 in Year 7. Judged as ‘good’ during the most recent Ofsted inspection and with a level of pastoral care recognised to be excellent, there is a confidence in the effectiveness of approach and the impact made across all areas. A values focused ethos has been firmly established; this is reflected in the extremely strong relationships that are evident across the school.

As Headteacher since May 2019, I am in the privileged position of leading the school in its quest to provide a safe and happy environment in which our students thrive. Recruiting staff with the potential to make a significant contribution to this is crucial. You will play an important role in developing and delivering excellent standards of teaching and learning across our school.

You will undoubtedly conduct research on our school and will see that the historic KS4 outcomes are well below aspirations; we were confident of an improvement in the most recent set of results but, as you will be aware, circumstances beyond our control mean that these are not published as key performance indicators. I’m pleased to confirm that last year's Year 11 students gained access to their desired post-16 destinations with 98.6% successfully enrolled in education or training which includes a significantly higher percentage accessing 'A' Levels. We are at an extremely exciting phase of our development with a largely new senior leadership team and strong middle leadership which includes staff who are new to post. Alongside a broad and balanced taught curriculum, we are in the process of implementing a bespoke leadership and achievement programme for each of our year groups; learning at NHTS is not just about aspiring to academic excellence, it is focused on developing a wider provision that meets our long term mission in creating engaged, critical and resilient learners equipped to become the people who define, shape and transform society.

Andrew Fell


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