24 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    21 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade 4 £20,092 - £22,183
Actual salary
£17,185 - £18,794 for under 5 years service

Job summary

Science Intervention Teaching Assistant
Grade 4 (£20,092 - £22,183 (actual £17,185 - £18,794 under 5 years’ service)
37 hours per week/39 weeks per year

Are you a graduate and thinking about a career in teaching? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a curriculum intervention assistant at Newfield School.

In order to best support and advance the learning of all students we are looking for a high calibre candidate with the ability to support in science. The successful candidate will be working with students of all ages (11-16) so needs to be able to tailor their teaching style and delivery to meet the needs of these different age groups.

The posts will include not only in class support within maths or science but also responsibility for the delivery of small intervention lessons. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the rest of the relevant department to ensure rapid and sustained progress of the students they work with.

You will be passionate about science, developing young learners and committed to your future career, probably as a secondary school teacher. These roles would be perfect for candidates that would like to gain as much experience as possible in a school prior to starting.

This is a challenging position that requires a very disciplined and organised person. Each day will bring new challenges and hurdles but should provide immense satisfaction as the knowledge and ability of the students being supported improves.

You must have experience of working with children in education and be willing to support with their communication, learning and development skills. Applicants should be resilient, fast thinking and able to work independently. Most importantly, applicant will be passionate in supporting young people to achieve and thrive.

This is a challenging position that requires a very disciplined and organised applicant. Each day will bring new challenges and hurdles but should provide immense satisfaction.

The working hours for this post are 8am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 3.30pm Friday.

To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk Please note we do NOT accept CV’s or Council application forms.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21 February 2022

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

Applying for the job

The Application Process
We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion/visit, please contact Ruth Cressey, PA to the Headteacher at rcressey@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk

To apply, please email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or send it in the post to:

Recruitment Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
S7 1RB

All applications that have been submitted electronically will receive an email confirming receipt.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s - applicants must submit an application form.

Please also note that in all cases written references will be taken up BEFORE the final selection stage.

An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

The closing date for applications is Monday 21 February 2022

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

If you have any further queries on any aspect of the application process, please contact
The HR team, by emailing recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1048 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Newfield Secondary School

Dear Colleague

Thank you for your interest in joining Newfield School. This is an excellent opportunity to join our great school and to play role in shaping the provision of education and lifelong learning opportunities for our students. We believe that ‘Achievement Leads to Opportunity and Choice’ and our three core values underpin and drive all that we do for our students;
• We are high performing because we are curious and have a thirst for knowledge;
• We are considerate and value our community;
• We succeed through commitment and relentless ambition.

Irrespective of starting point, family background or ability each and every child that walks through our school doors deserves a quality first education. We are passionate about the numbers of students who are classed as disadvantaged making the same as, if not more, progress than their advantaged peers. Therefore, we lead a high functioning school that gives children true social justice and the opportunity to make the best of their education ensuring no doors are closed in their future. Achieving qualifications alongside our commitment to exciting and engaging extra-curricular offer means our students have opportunity and choice following their rich education at Newfield School.

Newfield School is a truly special place to work. The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them. We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload. Our school has a proven consistent record of success and we will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future.

We believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students. We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science. As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge. They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background.

The climate for learning in our school is very positive and this is underpinned by very high expectations of behaviour, dress and attitude to learning. Our students are well-behaved and ambitious. All staff are consistent in their high expectations and approach to discipline and the Senior Team have a high presence day in day out in our school.

Newfield School is a valued partner and driving force within the Mercia Learning Trust, a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. The Trust is one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region and changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

This is an exciting time for us as we move towards being a truly exceptional school. Our reputation is growing and our challenge now is not just to sustain but to surpass our recent GCSE performances, to lead the way on pedagogy, to deliver effective and exciting learning at the highest level and to become a beacon school for training, research and professional development.

We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning. Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Ruth Cressey, PA to the Headteacher at rcressey@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk.

If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, I would welcome your interest and application.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully

Emma Anderson

School location

Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP

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