21 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    12 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (until 31.08.2022)
£19,909 to £21,999

Job summary

Job Title: Specialist Teaching & Learning Assistant (Maternity Cover)
Location: High Peak Site, High Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0HD
Grade/Scale: Grade 08 (Point 12-15) Actual Salary £19,909 to £21,999
Start date: asap
Contract: 37 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks) 1 year fixed term

North East Derbyshire AP Academy 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 have been, or who are at risk of becoming, permanently excluded from mainstream school. 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 core teachers and work independently with young people in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. The role will require preparing and adapting to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of young people. 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, especially at KS3 and KS4. 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.

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

For further information, please contact Matt Morris, North East Derbyshire AP Academy Headteacher, on 01246 237640, via email to mmorris@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: 12 November 2021 (midday)
Interview date: w/c 15 November 2021

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

Application forms are available on our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam or you can email hr@esteemmat.co.uk to request a copy. Please specify the job vacancy for which you wish to apply.

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted by a panel who will match your skills and experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview purely on your application form, so please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your application form.

All candidates invited to the interview and assessment day must bring the following documents; original documents only, copies will not be accepted:

• Documentary evidence for your right to work in the UK
• Documentary evidence of identity which meets the DBS requirements i.e. current photocard driving licence including a photograph and/or a passport and/or a full birth certificate
• Documentary proof of current name and address i.e. utility bill, financial statement etc.
• Where appropriate, documentation evidencing a name change
• Educational or professional qualifications that are necessary or relevant for the post

Further information relating to DBS check documentation requirements can be found on the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide.

If you are not the successful candidate, all your personal information will be destroyed, in a secure way, in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR May 2018) guidelines.

References will be sought for shortlisted candidates for any central office-based positions and we may approach previous employers for information to verify experience or qualifications prior to interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be discussed at interview.

Your completed application form and supporting letter should address and evidence the essential and desired criteria in the Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: 12 November 2021 (midday)
Interview date: w/c 15 November 2021

Completed application forms can be returned electronically to the HR team via email to applications@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk

If you wish to submit your application form by post, please return it to the following address:
Private & Confidential: Matt Morris, North East Derbyshire AP Academy, The Green, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0LN

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
75 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact phone number
01246 237640

About North East Derbyshire Support Centre

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  

Arranging a visit to North East Derbyshire Support Centre

Contact the school on 01246 237640

School location

The Green, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0LN

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