14 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for to appoint a teaching assistant who has a real passion to support and enable the learning and development of the children at Becton School. The position will appeal to experienced teaching assistants and, in particular individuals, who have other skills/experience in mental health as we feel these attributes will complement the role well. We are looking for practitioners who have an innovative approach to their work and aren’t afraid to think of new and interesting approaches to the support they offer.

The successful candidate will primarily work alongside a teacher at the Becton School, Beighton Community Hospital, Sevenairs Way, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1NZ

Whether you are an experienced teaching assistant who has worked within specialist educational needs or someone who has exceptional vocational skills and a real drive to make a difference in children’s lives, you must be able to provide our children with aspirations for their futures along with promoting a positive culture in everything you do.

What the school offers its staff

What you can expect:

  • A thriving environment where you will be supported and encouraged to think in new ways
  • An opportunity to join colleagues who will make you proud to be part of our state education system
  • Access to tailored CPD through Becton School and Nexus Academies Trust
  • Working within an award winning MAT who pride themselves on having friendly supportive schools who together are helping to transform communities

Further details about the role

The date of commencement for this post will be September 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: 9:00am Monday 12th June 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Further information:

We strongly recommend that you visit us so that we can talk with you about this unique and career-defining opportunity and you will have a chance to see what we have to offer.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact Karon Ransom on 0114 3053121 or kransom@nexusmat.org

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. For more information and an application form to apply please visit:


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 becton@nexusmat.org

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About Becton School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 18
School size
87 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
Phone number
0114 3053121

Becton School is as unique as it is wonderful and as complex as it is caring. Over the past 4 years it has grown considerably and the number of pupils it supports has almost quadrupled. Initially Becton School worked solely with patients at the Becton Centre for Children and Young People, a residential Tier 4 CAMHs unit. However we now encompass 3 other separate (and also complex) sites all working with a different cohort of pupils. The staff at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital work with patients admitted for a wide variety of medical needs. The Kenwood centre has just completed its 3rd year and is a site for pupils with Autism and Mental Health Issues (These pupils require an EHCP and are fully on our roll). Whilst the Moncrieffe Centre supports pupils in Sheffield who are medically too ill to attend school, whether this is due to Mental or physical health. Because of the stark difference in cohorts and the fact that geographically they are on 4 separate sites we have split the Schools Evaluation and Action Plan into 5 sections. One section for each specific site and one section as an overview of the School as a whole. The school action plan will detail the time line for the action and the success will be RAG rated starting in October 18. This will be regularly reviewed and success shown will be in the form of a RAG rating throughout the year. Site specific Self Evaluations have been initially completed by the middle leader on the site in conjunction with the SLT member that line manages them. These have then been used by the headteacher and SLT to write the Whole school Self Evaluation and to write the School’s Action Plan. The SEAP Will be updated half-termly throughout the year. The purpose of this overview is to give an accurate view of where we are as a whole school, celebrate our strengths and also to highlight the areas we need to develop and continue to improve. This overview along with the detailed site by site analysis will feed into the School Development plan in order to address the areas for development. Becton School is a GOOD School, which is moving in the direction of Outstanding. The key strengths for Becton School and the main areas for development in the primary Ofsted Categories are below and have been categorised using the system below. The school joined the Nexus Multi Academy Trust on 1st of April 2020 after a 2-year process. This will help to aid strategic development of growth and will allow for additional areas for cross school working alongside another opportunity for constructive scrutiny and support.

Arranging a visit to Becton School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kransom@nexusmat.org.

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