19 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Term time: Pattern of hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm with half an hour unpaid lunch break each day and an early finish of 4.00pm one afternoon each week Term time only, plus 5 days - September 2024 start date

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 to £23,893.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

To work as directed in meeting the additional educational needs of students and support them in all areas of school life, where necessary. The post holder will report progress of students’ performance to the Assistant principal/SENCO and will carry out other duties as required. In addition, they will encourage students to become independent learners and at all times respect confidentiality of information relating to the academy trust and its students.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To work in partnership with class teachers to enable students to access the curriculum.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To promote a positive learning environment in the classroom and encourage students to achieve their personal best.
  • Promote and support the inclusion of all students, including those with specific needs, both in learning activities and within the classroom.
  • Assess students’ responses to learning tasks and where appropriate, modify methods to meet individual and/or group needs.
  • Use positive behaviour management strategies, in line with the school’s policy and procedures, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment and encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others
  • To be a role model for our students and be sensitive and responsive to students’ needs.
  • To communicate with the SENCO of any concerns about a student’s learning.
  • To link with a curriculum area, attending curriculum meetings and feedback to the inclusive learning department.
  • To be responsible, when appropriate, for the mobility, medical and hygiene needs of the students within established policies and practices
  • To keep appropriate records of students’ performance and support as required.
  • To support students in the use of technology in the class to enable and facilitate access to the curriculum.
  • To attend departmental meetings.
  • To carry out administrative support as required.
  • To regularly update yourself with students’ needs.

What the school offers its staff

In return for your commitment we can offer:

  • the opportunity to make a real difference
  • personalised CPD with a strong commitment to professional growth
  • a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care
  • a committed and enthusiastic staff
  • a very supportive Senior Leadership Team and Trust Executive team
  • a location in beautiful Skipton with good transport links to the rest of Craven, Leeds and Bradford

Commitment to safeguarding

Moorlands Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school. The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment. All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome. All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.

Applying for the job

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About The Skipton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01756 792965

The Skipton Academy is a vibrant 11-16 comprehensive school which is rapidly growing and expanding in size; pupil numbers have increased recently to such a degree that we now need to expand our staffing across a range of subject areas.

We are committed to our ethos of “Belong Challenge Inspire” and this has been key to the improvements in every aspect of the school. Our dedicated staff are fully committed to this ethos and have bought into a common goal and support each other to make The Skipton Academy a vibrant and positive place to work.

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