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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
37 Hours, Term time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Until August 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£20,092 - £22,183 FTE
Actual salary
£17,185 - £18,794 under 5 years’ service

Job summary

Teaching Assistant Level 3
Grade 4 (£20,092 - £22,183 (actual £17,185 - £18,974 under 5 years’ service)
37 hours per week/39 weeks per year

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant at Newfield School. Whilst this is a full-time role, part-time applicants would be considered.

Newfield School are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic Learning Support department. We are looking to recruit someone with a child centred approach and excellent interpersonal skills to support students effectively in order for them to fully participate in learning.

Newfield School is part of Mercia Learning Trust, one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region, changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

The post will include in-class support and experience of leading specific interventions such as Flower 125, Play Therapy, Circle of Friends, Zones of Regulation and Life skills training is desirable. The successful candidate will have experience in supporting young people with ASD and issues around social communication. The role is based within the Learning Support Team, led by our SENCO and Assistant Headteacher.

You will be passionate and committed in supporting young people both in and out of the classroom and have a robust knowledge of how special educational needs can impact young people. You will have an understanding of the Curriculum and be enthusiastic in supporting the rapid progress of all students.

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.

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

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 5 December 2021

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.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
Secondary
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 a 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 officemanager@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
Headteacher

School location

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

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