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  • Application deadline

    28 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
30 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (Until July 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£19,312 to £19,698 (S3 SP 5-6) per annum
Actual salary
Pro rata £13,065 to £13,327 per annum

Job summary

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About High Crags Primary Leadership Academy

High Crags Primary Leadership Academy is a primary school, with a nursery, for 2 to 11 year olds in Shipley, West Yorkshire. We joined Star Academies in 2018 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We were graded as 'Good' by Ofsted during our most recent inspection in March 2019, including an 'Oustanding' grade for our early years provision.

We are a rapidly improving school with high ambitions and expectations for all of our pupils. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored support to our pupils. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

- Qualification (NNEB, Level 3 NVQ in Education, Child Development, Diploma in Childcare Education, BTEC National Diploma in Early Years, education to graduate level) OR training in the care and education of children with recent experience in a relevant position.
- Experience of working with children who have complex communication needs to support children’s learning and development, adjusting activities according to children’s responses and needs, using specialist curricular and learning skills.
- Practical experience of working with children within an educational setting.
- The ability to work one to one, in small groups and with whole classes.
- The ability to plan own role in lessons including how feedback will be provided to pupils and colleagues on pupils’ learning and behaviour.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday, 28 November 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Proposed Start Date: ​​​​​​​To be confirmed until 21 July 2022.

Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Additional allowances

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
Primary
School size
368 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

About High Crags Primary Leadership Academy

High Crags Primary Leadership Academy in Shipley, West Yorkshire is a 420 place, 4-11 primary school. High Crags joined the Trust on 1 April 2018. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.

Arranging a visit to High Crags Primary Leadership Academy

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01274 584068.

School location

Crag Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 2ES

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