75 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    To be Agreed With the Successful Applicant

  • Closing date

    31 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week. Term-time Only plus 5 additional days.

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294 - £25,979 pro-rata per annum. Actual starting salary £20,895.

Pay scale

B3 (SCP 7-11)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are now looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who has the tenacity, skills and flexibility to work in a fast-moving environment and the passion to help our children to progress and develop. This post would suit someone looking for a career as Teaching Assistant or for experience to support a step into teaching.

The successful candidate will have Maths and English GCSE, grade C of above, strong IT skills, well developed organisational and communication skills and a basic understanding of child development and learning strategies. An awareness of special educational needs and disabilities would be useful. The post holder will be expected to undertake a wide range of duties including: supporting pupils’ learning and overall well-being; assisting teachers and other colleagues in the classroom and in small group interventions; recording and collating information; developing good relationships with parents/carers, colleagues and partner organisations; preparing classroom resources, equipment and materials; and supporting the implementation of whole school strategies, including literacy.


What the school offers its staff

Wetherby High School is a forward-thinking school in a semi-rural area of North Leeds. We are proud of our caring and inclusive reputation and have a strong team of professionals committed to developing and delivering a rich learning experience for all our students.

Our school community is based upon an inclusive and restorative ethos that we believe best allows every student the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Wetherby High School is a vibrant and happy place to work, where all members of staff work as one team. We significantly invest in the development and training of all colleagues who are equally happy to share their expertise, skills and knowledge across the organisation.

The benefits that we offer staff:

  • Membership of The National College to support continued professional development.
  • Access to Retailer discounts through the Vivup Employee Discount Scheme.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme through the Local Authority.
  • Employee Pension Scheme.
  • Onsite parking.

Further details about the role

The post holder will also be a coach and fully involved in our Coaching programme and House system, flexible learning and invigilation duties. We welcome applicants with an interest in the above and training will be provided to support the successful candidate.

It is essential that the post holder shares our school ethos which is firmly rooted in a restorative approach and the following values; to ‘Know our children well’; to be ‘Partners in Learning’; to develop ‘Character for Achievement’; to ‘Enjoy and Aspire’. We firmly believe that in order to move forwards we need to be prepared and able to ‘do things differently and do different things’.

Along with your application form please submit a covering letter.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applications will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and satisfactory references. The school has a privacy statement for job applicants which is published on the website.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@wetherbyhigh.co.uk

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About Wetherby High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
704 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01937522500

Wetherby High School is a mixed non-denominational foundation school for students aged 11-16. The school is located in the heart of Wetherby, in a semi-rural area north of Leeds. The school is a growing school with over 700 students on roll.

The former secondary modern was built on its current site in 1966 and we are now entering an exciting phase in the school's development, with a new state of the art building planned for the school community.

Wetherby High School is a vibrant, welcoming and forward-thinking school. We are proud of our caring and inclusive reputation and have a strong team of professionals committed to developing and delivering a rich learning experience for all our students.

Our school community is based upon an inclusive and restorative ethos that we believe best allows every student the opportunity to realise their full potential.

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