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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Hours 08:30 - 16:30 *We are also a DfE appointed Flexible Working Participant School and open to offering a range of flexible working options. Please share your preferences with our HR colleagues at your earliest opportunity in order that these can be fully considered.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,150 - £23,893

Pay scale

SCP 3-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We seek to appoint committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants who have a passion to help young people with a diagnosis of autism, and who can assist with the planning and preparation of activities under the direction of lead teaching staff. Due to the complex needs of the students, the role includes supporting personal care and supporting students who may be displaying behaviour which challenges. You will join a team who contribute to the development and implementation of the specific individualised interventions which support progress in learning and enable students to access their next steps.

What the school offers its staff

  • Term time only role, paid across 52 weeks,
  • A competitive salary and an increase each September,
  • We put mental health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Our staff say they feel supported by the leadership team and our Mental Health First Aider Team.
  • Access to a range of free health care services including, mental health services and physiotherapy and MSK services following a GP referral,
  • Up to date autism specific training, including person centred approaches, positive behaviour support strategies and understanding communication from our Speech and Language Therapists and our training and Wellbeing Teams
  • Enhanced school sick pay, free flu vaccinations, free eye tests for VDU users,
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help you balance your work, family and personal life.
  • Continuous Professional Development. Including access to coaching, mentoring and supervision, as well as e-learning and online training courses

Commitment to safeguarding

Lighthouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All newly appointed staff who have lived or travelled overseas for 12 months or more in the past 10 years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of our pre-employment checks. Information can be found on the government website at

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About Lighthouse School Leeds

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
School size
81 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0113 457 0605

Lighthouse School in Leeds is a completely unique secondary school. In fact, we are the first of our kind in the country – a specialist free school. We focus on a ‘destination-led’ approach for our students, who all have a diagnosis of autism (ASC). Our journey so far has been amazing and we are immensely proud of what our students have achieved. We are a ‘Good’ school with aspirations to be ‘Outstanding’ in the near future.

Arranging a visit to Lighthouse School Leeds

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@lighthouseschool.co.uk.

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