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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 The Mirfield Free Grammar.

Staff within the Learning Support Department work with students, parents and colleagues across the school, ensuring that all young people at The Mirfield Free Grammar 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 The Mirfield Free Grammar

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1508 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Founded in 1667 The Mirfield Free Grammar has a long-established tradition of success and promotes values such as respect, integrity, teamwork and aspiration.

The MFG is a vibrant learning environment; everything we do, every decision we make is focused on the students and how we can inspire them to achieve the very best for themselves both academically and personally.

With excellent commuter links, we are situated just 10 minutes away from the M62 and 20 minutes from the M1.

In February 2020, Ofsted judged the school to be 'Good' in all four categories, reflecting the rapid improvements made over the past year across the school.

"Pupils are clear about what is expected of them. They have positive attitudes to learning and work hard.”

"Good progress is being made in increasing numbers in coming years."

"A better curriculum has led to effective learning. Behaviour in class has improved considerably. Staff have high expectations for all pupils."

Arranging a visit to The Mirfield Free Grammar

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

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