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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE)

SEN Administrative Assistant job summary

Springwell Leeds Academy is part of the Wellspring Academy Trust and is a city-wide Special School, based on three sites across Leeds. This exciting opportunity is available for those looking for a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment where we provide high quality education for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The post will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to our pupils by providing high quality admin support to our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

Our administrators are an integral part of our school, relied upon by staff, families and children. This is an exciting opportunity to join a warm and dynamic team who make a difference every day. You will work as part of an admin team on site, and as part of a wider SEN admin team. Collaborative working and good initiative are key.

The successful candidate will carry out a variety of administrative and clerical support duties related to special educational needs and the school’s statutory obligations in this area in support of the SENCO at the South site. It will include working with school staff as well as parents/carers and other local agencies and will mean careful handling of sensitive and confidential information.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Ashley Knapton-Smith (a.knapton-smith@springwellacademyleeds.org)

The closing date for this post is: 9am, 11th March 2024.

Interviews to take place later that week.

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be requested and an online search carried out for shortlisted candidates, prior to attendance at interview.

Further pre-employment checks, including prohibition from teaching, childcare disqualification and section 128 checks, if deemed relevant for the role, will be completed for the successful candidate upon acceptance of the post.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/ countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

Commitment to safeguarding

Springwell Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All candidates successfully selected for interview are required to complete a self-disclosure form.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 provides that when applying for certain jobs, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Springwell Leeds Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
304 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

Springwell Leeds Academy is a special school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

We are located on three sites accross the city of Leeds in Middleton, Seacroft and Tinshill - check job details for where each role is based.

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