Teaching Assistant

Halewood Academy, Knowsley, Merseyside, L26 1UU

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



NJC SCP 3 - 5 (£19,100 - £19,650)

Teaching Assistant job summary

We seek to appoint a committed and dynamic Teaching Assistant to work with specific children throughout the whole school. Our teaching and support staff work hard and enthusiastically as one team with the belief that every student can succeed and transform their life chances, achieving more than they dreamt possible. You will be able to enthuse and motivate our students with your passion for learning, your presence and personality.

Part of the roles and responsibilities for these positions will involving leading on literacy and numeracy interventions as part of our inclusion provision, The Progress Centre. Therefore, we would welcome applications with expertise in literacy and/or numeracy which would be an advantage but not essential.

You will be joining the Academy at a very exciting point along its journey to excellence. Our new Principal joined in September 2021 and has set a very ambitious and aspirational vision for the School.

You will be given full support in your career development as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our students. You will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD. We are committed to professional development and have a strong track record of supporting colleagues to progress in their careers.

The Wade Deacon Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, satisfactory medical clearance and evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance - £1,347

Applying for the job

Any interested candidate should apply by completing the Application Form, Supplementary Information Form, and attaching an accompanying letter of support addressed to the Principal - Ms T Rollings- maximum two sides of A4 font 12, addressing the following points:

• why you are interested in this post and how you have prepared yourself so far
• what contributions you feel you can make to students’ development within our school
• any particular areas of strength and expertise you feel you may have

The application form and supplementary information form can be downloaded from the recruitment page on the Trust website; https://www.wadedeacontrust.com/

If you have any difficulty downloading the application form, please contact the school to request a hard copy by post. Our telephone number is 0151 477 8830.

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About Halewood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1073 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0151 477 8830

Halewood Academy is a successful 11 - 16 school and is part of the Wade Deacon Trust.

It was judged to be a ‘Good’ school in May 2017 by Ofsted. The successful candidate will be part of our continual journey to Outstanding.

We are a thriving secondary school at the heart of the community and work well with local businesses. Therefore, a passion for developing community engagement is essential.

Halewood Academy is a new modern build on a shared campus with one of our primary schools and has a strong reputation in Halewood and the wider Knowsley community. The school offers exceptional facilities on a spacious site including modern sports amenities and playing fields. We pride ourselves on our high expectations, a commitment to ensuring all pupils can be the best they can be and that high-quality teaching and learning provision is in place for all. You will share these values and be able to enthuse and motivate our pupils and staff with your passion, presence and personality. You will be an excellent communicator, ambitious and will embrace the task of driving forward further improvement.

We can offer you fantastic, eager children and supportive parents. We have dynamic and friendly staff who are passionate about raising standards and aspiration for all children, regardless of their ability and circumstances. Above all else, we are a school that believes that every student, regardless of their context or starting point, can and should achieve their full potential. If you believe that you have the motivation, belief and leadership quality to contribute to our future success, we would welcome an application from you.

Halewood Academy is a supportive and rewarding place to work. We can offer the successful candidate an opportunity to work with highly trained and supportive staff, as well as benefit from our whole Trust commitment to high quality professional development.

We are a secondary school in a growing multi-academy trust; The Wade Deacon Trust. Senior Leaders from the trust work to support and develop partner academies.


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