Specialist Teaching Assistant

Outwood Academy Freeston, Normanton, WF6 1HZ

This job expired on 24 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (1 year)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

£24,982 - £26,511

Actual salary

£17,558.57 - £18,633.23

Specialist Teaching Assistant job summary

We are delighted to be advertising for the position of Specialist Teaching Assistant – with a focus on Literacy, at our outstanding 11-16 academy in West Yorkshire.

Outwood Academy Freeston, seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role. The Academy places students at the centre of everything it does. The focus is on creating a culture of success, with positive environments for learning to increase student attainment, achievement and social and emotional development.
The successful candidate will work as part of an inclusion team primarily to support literacy, but they will also support students in all necessary interventions. A key focus will be to increase student’s ability to access all areas of the curriculum. Examples of the work the successful candidate will be expected to deliver are to:

• Take responsibility for a caseload of students inside and outside of the classroom during structured or unstructured time.
• Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students’ educational progress and attainment.
• Deliver intervention programs to individuals and small groups, preparing relevant and appropriate learning experiences in conjunction with the department staff.
• Track and monitor student life skill targets and/or EHCP outcomes, discussing progress with parents and agreeing new targets/EHCP outcomes at Interim Reviews.

Driving may be required within this role for home visits.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

The Academy benefits from being part of the Outwood Family of Schools and you will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and successful organisation. The Trust guarantees every member of staff CPD and development opportunities and various routes for career progression. Please complete your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close adverts early.

You must have the qualifications as per our attached person specification. These must be listed on your application and certificates must be provided at interview. Please also ensure your employment and education history is listed in chronological order with any gaps explained.

Please note this advert will close at noon on Monday 4th October 2021 and interviews will be held on Thursday 7th October 2021 should you provisionally need to book time off from your current employer.

The Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

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About Outwood Academy Freeston

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
815 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Us

Outwood Academy Freeston became part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust on 1st May
2018. The Academy is in the heart of Normanton, which is a small town and part of the City of

It is a mixed school for both girls and boys ages 11-16. We are an increasingly popular choice of
secondary school for families in the local area.

Outwood Academy Freeston is renowned for the caring ethos that pervades the work of the staff and its students. Visitors always comment on our warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

This academy is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and expects the same for its staff and volunteers. Our academy has a strong connection to its history with the Freeston Foundation who continue to support the academy, its students and the community.
Outwood Academy Freeston, places students at the centre of everything it does, with a focus on creating a culture of success, a positive climate for learning and increased attainment.
The aim of all at Outwood Academy Freeston is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they will need in order for them to realise their ambitions, pursue their chosen pathways and to make valuable contributions to society.

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