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  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,311.37 Annually (Actual) 33 hours a week, term time plus 5 inset days

Teaching Assistant (Grade 1) job summary

Teaching Assistant - Special Education Needs Barnsley, South Yorkshire Grade 1 £17,311.37 33 hours p/w term time ONLY including 5 inset days

ABOUT US Greenacre School is one of the UK’s largest special schools, educating over 300 children and young people aged 3 to 19 with severe and complex learning disabilities. In addition to the main site, the school has a number of satellite classes, which are based within local mainstream settings. This model supports Greenacre’s steadfast commitment to social inclusion. We are also very proud to be an OUTSTANDING school with Ofsted we work hard to achieve and maintain this as a team together.

https://greenacre-school.co.uk/ Our school is proud to offer a supportive team; high quality personalised training and an opportunity to work with utterly fabulous children and young people as outlined in our values below.

VALUES - Environment - Inclusion - Commitment - Connections - Wellbeing - Magic!

As a Grade 1 Teaching Assistant (TA1) at our school in Barnsley, you will offer more than classroom support. You will make connections, develop relationships and lead our pupils on the path to a bright future. This will include working under the guidance of a teacher to support the academic and personal development of children throughout the school day. This includes:

  • Getting the classroom ready for lessons

  • Supporting children in class with reading, visual learning and messy play

  • Helping those who need extra support

  • Completing pupils record plans


  • Interest in working in a special education school

  • An understanding or experience of working with children/ young people with SEN / SEMH needs

  • Be willing to undertake Maths & English qualifications within a specific timeframe


Salary for a Grade 1 Teaching Assistant is £17,311.37 actual annual salary working 33 hours per week Mon-Fri term time only + 5 inset days + amazing benefits working for our Wellspring trust https://wellspringacademytrust.co.uk/careers/why-join-us/


For more information please refer to the job description attached.

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity simply click APPLY NOW alternatively if you have any additional questions then please reach out to Caroline the Recruitment Manager: recruitment@sppartnership.co.uk If you are unsure if you meet all the criteria but have an interest in this opportunity then please do submit your application

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We want our people to reflect our diverse communities and create a safe space in which everyone belongs. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and especially those from under-represented groups including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks and appropriate references. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If this post isn't for you, check out our other vacancies. You can find these here.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Greenacre School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
330 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

School location

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