Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant

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

13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

Job details

Contract type



£12,318 - £13,313

Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant job summary

Job Title: Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant
Location: High Peak, 25 High Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0HD
Grade/Scale: Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £12,318 - £13,313
Start date: September 2022
Contract: 3 days, 22.5 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 our High Peak site.
The school provides statutory education to children who are at risk of, or have been permanently excluded. Pupils who attend the school 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 a school 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 preparing and adapting 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.

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 is based at our High Peak site, however 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 is required with added business insurance.
If the needs of the academy changed, the base site may be amended. The base site is to calculate mileage from. Work may be required at other sites if the need arises.

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

For further information, please contact Janine Dix, on 01246 237640, 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: 08 July 2022 (midday)
Interview date: w/c 11 July 2022

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.

Applying for the job

For further information, please contact Janine Dix, on 01246 237640, 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.

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About North East Derbyshire Support Centre

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
75 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact email

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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