Educational Teaching Assistant – SEND - Overthorpe C of E Academy




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Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Overthorpe C of E Academy.

Job Ref : (SEN01)

Start Date: 9th January 2024 – Fixed to 31 August 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 5th December 2023

Term Time only

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking person as an Educational Teaching Assistant who will provide one-to-one support for a child with an EHC Plan in a mainstream classroom.  You will be working alongside the class teacher, SENDCo and outside agencies.  The position is offered on a fixed term basis, subject to the future budgetary and operational needs of the school.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, happy and carrying environment, where all pupils are nurtured and valued within a distinctive and inclusive ethos.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for child development and truly want to ‘make a difference’.
  • Have a proven track record of nurturing and engaging positively with children with special educational needs, on a regular basis, in both outdoor and indoor environments.
  • Have experience of working with children in Early Years and Key Stage One.
  • Support a child to develop their language and appropriate social communication skills.
  • Be flexible and be able to work well as part of a team.
  • Be willing to take on training as required.

We can offer you:

  • A warm, welcoming, inclusive school with a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated team of teachers and support staff.
  • Excellent opportunities to develop professionally and grow in your role.
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference.

To find out more about the Academy please visit our Overthorpe C of E Academy website

We only accept applications made on the Enhance Academy Trust Application Form.  Hard copy application forms can be found on our website (above) but are also available from the school office.  Alternatively, request an application form via email

The completed forms should be returned to: Mr J Mitchell, Head Teacher, at Overthorpe C of E Academy, Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH or

Please ensure you quote the job reference on your application form.