KIRKLEES COUNCIL ARE ADVERTISING THIS ROLE ON BEHALF OF NEWSOME ACADEMY.
(Newsome Academy is part of The Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)
We are looking for a talented Teaching Assistant who is forward thinking, dynamic and resilient and who, working within the Specialist Provision, will provide high quality support to our learners with additional needs. The colleague appointed will be a natural inspirer, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at Newsome Academy. Any additional experience or interest in key areas such as extracurricular activities/adaptive sports would be welcome.
It is crucial that the successful candidate has a sound understanding of school landscapes and how to achieve success within these parameters. The successful candidate will also be part of the wider wellbeing family.
The Specialist Provision is part of a range of provision for children with physical impairment in mainstream schools which includes primary provision at Netherhall Learning Campus and KS3 and KS4 at Newsome Academy. These specialist provisions form one of three strands of support for children with: Complex Communication and Interaction Needs, Sensory Impairments and Physical Impairments.
This role is required to work as part of a specialist team including teachers, support staff and a range of other professionals to support the learning and welfare of targeted children and where appropriate ensure smooth transition to their designated local school. The role includes assessing need, providing learning and educational activities, developing skills, supporting integration and transition, securing children’s physical and emotional wellbeing, whilst raising self-esteem and encouraging independence.
This role will involve a combination of support on a one to one and small group basis either in or out of the classroom or specialist provision base. It also involves working with staff from other schools in order to prepare them to fully meet the needs of the children in their local mainstream school. The post involves working in partnership with parents/carers and families in order to build confidence and trust.
Newsome Academy is an aspirational and inclusive school. We believe in the potential of every individual to make exceptional progress from their starting points and to thoroughly enjoy their time at our school. We believe that the wellbeing and happiness of every child is essential and the needs of our children are at the heart of everything we do. Our journey is focused on having very high expectations. It means ensuring children who are successful and strive to achieve their best, know they are valued, believe in themselves and have respect for others. We aim to consistently promote fundamental British values and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Newsome Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust ("the Trust") who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.
Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about the role, Newsome Academy and Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.
Interviews: w/c 4th June 2022
The Academy reserves the right to close the date for applications earlier than advertised should we receive a high number of applications. It is therefore advised that interested candidates apply early.
Impact Education Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.