Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

North East Derbyshire Support Centre, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0LN

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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    4 November 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 October 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,257 - £22,384

Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant job summary

Job Title: Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

Location: Either or/both NEDSC, Hasland site, The Green, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0LN and/or High Peak Site, High St, Chapel-en-le-frith, SK23 0HD

Grade/Scale: Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £20,257 – £22,384

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Full time 37 hours per week, Term Time Only (39 weeks)

North East Derbyshire Support Centre is seeking a flexible, committed, enthusiastic and highly skilled Specialist Teaching and Learning Assistant, to be based at either our Hasland or High Peak site, or both if suitable.

The academy provides statutory education to children who are at risk of, or have been permanently excluded. Pupils who attend the academy have challenging and often complex needs, and exhibit behaviours that prevent them from attending a mainstream school.

The successful candidate will inspire, motivate, and support pupils to reach their full potential, by providing stability within a nurturing environment. Successful candidates will support the delivery of the academy curriculum and may also work independently with young people in small groups or on a one-to-one basis for intervention work. The role will require you to meet the social and emotional needs of young people to support their academic education in mainstream. Strong behaviour management skills are essential to this post. It would be an advantage if the candidate had experience in the delivery of anger management, counselling, phonics, or other such specific skills that would complement our existing team. The ability to cover for the class teacher in their absence and have sufficient subject knowledge to deliver with quality would be advantageous.

Applicants should have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected pupils in a school setting, preferably at KS3 and 4. An affinity for pupils with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity. Applicants should be resilient, have high expectations, and a sense of humour.

The role will be allocated a base from which to calculate mileage from if travel is required to another site. There is a possibility of working, at times, off-site peripatetically in pupil's homes, other venues, sites, or APs, and so access to a car daily with added business insurance would be an advantage. Training and CPD may be delivered at any of our 3 sites.

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

For further information, please contact Janine Dix, via email at jdix@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk. Applications can be requested via email to applications@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 04 November 2022 (midday)

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About North East Derbyshire Support Centre

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
64 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
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The North East Derbyshire AP Academy provides programmes of education to students identified as being at risk of exclusion, or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education. We meet the varied and complex needs of children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, at sites located in Chesterfield and in the High Peak.

Every child deserves an education. Our primary aim is to support and re-engage young people, enabling them to think positively about their future pathway, and life after the Support Centre, whether that be re-integration into mainstream, further education or employment. Our Vision: "Inspire, Achieve, Exceed"

Our Pupils will:

Feel safe, valued and trusted
Recognise and achieve their full potential
Take responsibility for their behaviour, and make healthy lifestyle choices
Be positive about themselves and their future
Be tolerant of others, and of the beliefs and views of others
Be successful learners, both independently and when working with others
Be self-motivated and have high expectations

We will achieve this by:

Creating a safe learning environment, free of stigma and negativity
Celebrating the success and achievements of every member of the learning community
Establishing nurturing and supportive relationships between staff and pupils
Setting high expectations for behaviour and academic success
Providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that provides the skills, confidence and qualifications to access opportunities in life
Innovating learning, to engage and inspire
Promoting tolerance and mutual respect
Providing opportunities for students, parents and carers to voice opinions which form part of the decision-making process
Providing an inclusive programme of learning opportunities and experiences that promote engagement

Further information about our academy can be found on the website at www.nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk  

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