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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 37hrs per week, Term-time + 5 training days

Contract type

Fixed term - 18 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,334 - £29,777

Pay scale

Grade 6, Scale Point 14-19

What skills and experience we're looking for


Grade & Scale point:
Grade 6, Scale Point 14-19
Salary: £27,334 - £29,777 FTE, £23,584 - £25,692 Actual salary
Hours of work: 37 hours per week (part-time/ job-share considered) (Hours may vary occasionally to incorporate training after school)
Contract: Fixed term for 18months, Term-time + 5 training days
Start date: September 2024

Hull City Council are one of 55 local authorities who are working with the DfE through the Delivering Better Value (DBV) program, which aims to look at and support opportunities for better managing High Needs Block budgets in a time where demand and need is growing.

As part of the program each local authority is required to submit a grant application with the aim of securing grant funding which, if successful, must be used to support a program of transformation and SEND development. Hull City Council’s grant submission was successful and grant funding has been secured.

The council’s submission to the DfE placed SEND outreach services central to a number of the proposed SEND development programs. With this in mind, we are now looking to recruit a Senior (Specialist) Teaching & Learning Support Assistant on a fixed term contract basis (18 months) to support taking the DBV SEND development work forward. The DBV role is to support transition from pre-school settings to foundation stage in primary.

This work will have a key focus on developing a robust transition offer and framework as well as supporting current work to develop and establish a virtual integrated SEND outreach /support platform that schools and educational settings can access for support tools and strategies.

We are seeking candidates that have experience of supporting children with severe and complex learning and communication needs

• Provide effective classroom support, including short-term, whole class/group supervision in the absence of the teacher
• Supervise and provide specialist support/skills/training/experience for pupils/individuals in order to guide and assist with language, numeracy and functional skills, ensuring their safety and access to all learning activities
• Contribute to planning and evaluation of learning, providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on learners’ attainment, progress, behaviour and attitudes to learning
• Analyses the impact of strategies and initiatives and, in consultation with the teacher, adapts them accordingly.
• Supervise out of school learning activities as required and directed by the teacher, e.g. community visits, completing EVOLVE/Local Visit Forms as per policies and procedures.
• Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents/carers and/or other professionals as directed.

• GCSE English and Maths Grade A-C (or equivalent)
• NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
• Understanding of National Curriculum, EYFS Guidance and other codes of practice e.g. SEN, Equalities, Safeguarding
• Ability to work independently with groups of pupils or individuals
• A sound knowledge of observations, ability to observe and accurately record children’s learning
• Ability to support colleagues with best practice

Please download our application form and submit it via ETeach with an optional cover letter. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Early application is encouraged. This post could be shared so part time applications will be considered.

Closing Date: 8am, Friday 14 June 2024
Interview Date: w/c 17 June 2024

For further details on the role, please contact Sarah Grindley, Lead SLD Outreach Practitioner, via email sgrindley@ganton.het.academy. Sarah will be running 2 information sessions via Teams on 5th and 7 th June, 12noon - 1.30pm, and will forward links to interested candidates.

Any offer of employment to this post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service, Children’s Barred List Check, Section 128 check where applicable, identity checks, medical clearance, proof of qualifications, satisfactory references and eligibility to work in the UK checks. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search and required to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record.

Humber Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

What the school offers its staff

Work for Humber Education Trust .... We value our employees.

The following benefits are available to employees within our academies:


  • Competitive Salary
  • Teacher’s Pension & Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Occupational Health Referrals & Counselling

Family Friendly

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Parental and dependent care leave
  • Flexible working
  • Childcare vouchers (applicable if already enrolled pre October 2018)

Employee Benefits- Permanent & Fixed Term Contracted Employees

  • Staff Wellbeing EAP - 24/7 Confidential counselling service
  • Integrated GP service
  • Physiotherapy
  • SAS Gym and 12 week weight management programme
  • Preparing parents programme
  • Financial wellbeing support
  • Discounts on high street brands and stores via online discount platform
  • 20% Discounted Gym Membership - Hull City Council Leisure
  • Display Screen User Eye Tests

Professional Development

  • Continuous Professional Development for All Staff
  • Access to Middle and Senior Leadership Courses
  • Supportive staff, committed to improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals

The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students.

Commitment to safeguarding

Humber Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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About Tweendykes School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
166 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Tweendykes School is a community special school and sixth-form for pupils with severe learning difficulties, autism and complex needs between the ages of 3-19. They are based in a new building, co-located with Winifred Holtby secondary school, and have up to 165 places. Tweendykes School is Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ and is National Autistic Society accredited. It runs outreach services and training for a wide range of schools and partners. At the heart of its ethos is the belief that every child can reach their potential with the right support. Tweendykes School converted to academy status in May 2013 and joined Humber Education Trust in June 2019.

Arranging a visit to Tweendykes School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sgrindley@ganton.het.academy.

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