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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible, (subject to clearance of pre-employment checks)

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

£13,377 to £13,621

What skills and experience we're looking for

Working at Cherry Tree Academy, the successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to inclusion and developing the full potential of all children
  • Have experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviours and is emotionally resilient
  • Be able to support pupils through a personalised timetable
  • Be able to de-escalate possible conflict and challenging situations
  • Work under the direction of the teacher to implement group or 1:1 interventions to support pupils who have emotional and social barriers to learning
  • Understand Behaviour Support Plans and can assist to the formulation and implementation of such plans
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Work well as part of a team and has good interpersonal skills
  • Will care about children and improving their life chances through positive school experiences

What the school offers its staff

Cherry Tree Academy is a larger than average primary school in the market town of Pontefract which joined the successful Waterton Academy Trust, a Trust of 13 primary schools in the Wakefield and Barnsley area, in April 2017. Waterton Academy Trust’s main aim is to ensure all children receive the education that they deserve, and Cherry Tree Academy is very proud to be part of this collaborative group.

The Governors, leaders and children of Cherry Tree Academy are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant to join the growing team as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work closely with the teaching staff supporting children with their learning and behavioural needs. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for education – someone who is driven to make a difference to the lives of the children they work with.

In return we can offer:

  • The support and expertise of the school’s forward thinking SLT, excellent SENCO and wider Trust School Improvement Team
  • A multi academy trust where inclusion is a priority
  • A modern, bright and spacious learning environment (recently developed and refurbished)
  • The opportunity to work alongside colleagues who are wholeheartedly dedicated to the pupils and community they serve
  • A commitment to support your continued professional development through a network of experienced professionals across the Waterton family of schools.
  • The opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification in your first year.
  • The opportunity to contribute widely to pupil wellbeing
  • A health and wellbeing package
  • An excellent pension package
  • A cycle to work scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

Waterton Academy Trust is committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safer recruitment processes are followed which all applicants will be subject to. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidate and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to interview.
The Trust is committed in ensuring that all employees and applicants are treated equally and fairly.

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About Cherry Tree Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
257 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01977 704 138

Arranging a visit to Cherry Tree Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cherrytreeoffice@watertonacademytrust.org.

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