3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

N5 £26,873 - £28,770 per annum (Actual salary £23,075 - £24,703 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We're seeking to appoint a Support Assistant with experience of supporting pupils with special educational needs; to assist with their learning and personal development. You will work to establish positive relationships, empathising with the needs of our pupils whilst helping to manage behaviour.

We are looking for someone who can inspire and who has:

  • Experience of providing in-class support for pupils with learning difficulties and an understanding of their curricular needs.
  • An ability to collaborate and communicate with others to provide appropriate pupil support.
  • The ability to empathise with the needs of young people and establish positive relationships.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • Great opportunities for continuing professional development and a career pathway across the trust.
  • A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued.
  • The benefit of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pensions Scheme which the trust also contributes to on your behalf.
  • Recognition of previous service with other schools, academies, local government etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Irelands leading wellbeing provider.
  • Good public transport links via Tyne and Wear Metro and road links from the A19 and A1058.

Further details about the role

This posts is term time only plus 5 additional days.

Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-16 school it has a distinct ethos with strong sense of support and loyalty. Excellent relationships between students and staff and a purposeful learning environment is evident in lessons and around the modernised site. With this foundation, students have a strong platform to be confident, happy and are able to achieve their aspiration.

Our school is one of seven primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.

Interested? If you would like to join us and feel you could thrive here, then please read the accompanying Job Description and Person Specification and complete an application form via North East Jobs by clicking ‘apply now’ no later than midnight on Sunday 25th February 2024.

NEAT is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. For shortlisted candidates, we will conduct an online search as part of our screening.

Commitment to safeguarding

As this vacancy involves working with children and young people, you must declare relevant criminal convictions when you apply for the job. A criminal record will not automatically stop you from getting the job but we will consider the nature of the offence when assessing how suitable you are for the job and discuss this with you at interview. If this job is in regulated activity we will also check if you are barred from working with children. If you are barred from working with children it is an offence for you to apply for a job.

Applying for the job

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About Benfield School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
979 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0191 265 6091

Our school is one of six primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.

Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-18 school it has a distinct ethos with strong sense of support and loyalty. Excellent relationships between students and staff and a purposeful learning environment is evident in lessons and around the modernised site. With this foundation, students have a strong platform to be confident, happy and are able to achieve their aspiration.

Arranging a visit to Benfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email benfieldrecruitment@neatat.org.uk.

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