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  • Start date details

    March 2024

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and inspiring Support for Learning Assistant to work within the Learning Support Department at Colne Valley High School.

Staff within the Learning Support Department work with students, parents, and colleagues across the school, ensuring that all young people at Colne Valley High School have the best learning environment, allowing them to accelerate their learning and develop to their fullest potential.

As a Support for Learning Assistant, you will be predominately working with the students which have an Education Health and Care Plan, supporting students with a range of additional needs such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism. You will play an essential role in ensuring that the provisions and strategies needed to help these students achieve key life outcomes are implemented.

The successful candidate will be expected to offer support that is student-centredand flexible to meet each students’ individual needs. You will be an instrumental person to the lives of the young people which you work with, providing in-class support, group work and bespoke interventions.

You will be working with a team whose mission is to embed our values in everything we do. If you are passionate and enthusiastic about helping children and can work with us to nurture their aspirations and dreams; enabling them to be the best they can be, then we would love to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

In return you will work with a progressive and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust where there are opportunities for development and career progression. As a Trust we offer many benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and contributory pension through the West Yorkshire Pension Fund. Great Heights Academy Trust is a growing multi-academy trust with eight schools in the West Yorkshire area with plans to further expand. In addition, we are home to a SCITT, Research School and an English Hub.

Further details about the role

Great Heights Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out; references will be sought, and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, an online search, and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

GDPR Disclaimer: Please note and appreciate that whilst we review all CV’s and applications, due to the high volume that we receive on a regular basis, we can only respond to candidates that have been successful with their application. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 14 working days of your application, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. In line with the General Data Protection Regulations (May 2018) (replacing the Data Protection Act 1998) we will permanently delete information for all unsuccessful applications, and we will not keep candidate information on file for future vacancies at this stage of our process.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the Academy. Consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff. The Academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect their wellbeing. All concerns are referred to the members of staff who are our trained designated Safeguarding Officers working as the school's Safeguarding Team.

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About Colne Valley High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1426 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Colne Valley High School is one of the first purpose built comprehensive schools in England; founded in 1956 and is located in the Colne Valley, an area of outstanding beauty in the east flank of the Pennine Hills in West Yorkshire.
Easily accessible from Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and surrounding areas.
With over 1350 students from September 2020, and an over-subscribed Year 7 & 8 cohort, we are a bustling, popular school with a real community feel.
In September 2019, Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Good’ in all four categories. This judgement reflects the significant progress and incredible journey by the school since the previous inspection in June 2017.
‘Teachers challenge pupils to increase their knowledge across a full range of subjects.’
‘Teachers have clear expectations. They are fair and consistent in dealing with pupils’ behaviour’.
‘Teachers have good subject knowledge, which they share with pupils enthusiastically.’

Arranging a visit to Colne Valley High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.drummond@greatheightstrust.org.uk.

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