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  • Start date details

    Easter 2023

  • Closing date

    9 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 05/04/2024

Actual salary

£13,378 - £13,621

What skills and experience we're looking for

Waterton Academy Trust is looking to appoint two caring, hardworking and ambitious teaching assistants to join the teaching and learning team at Wrenthorpe Academy from Easter 2023. These newly created roles will provide individualised and small group support for pupils with a range of special educational needs which could include social and communication needs, autism, ADHD , cognition and learning, SEMH, and/or physical needs. You will provide learning support and pastoral intervention to enable our pupils to thrive and meet their targets in the inclusive mainstream classroom. You will be working alongside the class teacher, SENCO and outside agencies and will be a very important part of the holistic and effective team around the child.

The successful candidates will:

  • Have a passion for child development and truly want to make a difference
  • Have a proven track record of working with young children with special educational needs to meet their targets
  • Have experience of working with young children in an inclusive context
  • Have good language and communication skills so as to be able to support children to develop social communication and language skills
  • Be flexible and able to work as part of the team around a child
  • Be organised and able to support a child through a personalised timetable
  • Be able to de-escalate possible conflict
  • Be empathetic in approach
  • Inspire and motivate children to be their best and do their best.
  • Be willing to undertake professional development and training
  • Be willing to roll their sleeves up and work hard

What the school offers its staff

Wrenthorpe Academy is a popular and successful 1.5 form entry primary school serving the community of Wrenthorpe. The school was inspected by Ofsted in March 2020. Inspectors praised the school’s culture for learning and ambitious drive for high standards across the curriculum. ‘The pupils at Wrenthorpe Academy are proud of their school. They describe how the school allows them to embrace individuality and value differences. Teachers are ambitious for their pupils and the school does a great deal to develop pupils’ character and prepare them for later life.’ Ofsted March 2020.

Waterton Academy Trust is a forward-thinking group of 13 partner schools serving Wakefield and Barnsley. The trust’s primary goal is to ensure all pupils receive an excellent standard of education. Wrenthorpe Academy joined the trust as an academy convertor in 2017 and staff, governors, pupils and families are very proud to be part of this collaborative group.

In return we can offer:

  • The support and expertise of an experienced Senior Leadership Team and SENCO, active Governing Body, skilled Waterton School Improvement Professionals and wider network of professional colleagues across the family of schools.
  • A firm commitment to your continuing professional development.
  • A positive school community wholeheartedly dedicated to the pupils and community they serve.
  • A professional, hardworking and motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to developing and raising standards.
  • Motivated and engaged pupils who are keen to learn
  • An opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification
  • A health and well-being package
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • An excellent pension package

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About Wrenthorpe Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01924 378001

Arranging a visit to Wrenthorpe Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sfarrar@watertonacademytrust.org.

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