Teaching Assistants / Learning Support Mentors Full Time

Posted: 20.06.2022    Closes: 31.08.2022    Interview Date: 7th / 8th Sept

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Grade/Salary: Band C, £19,264 (per annum, pro rata) / Band F, £22,571 – £24,920 (per annum, pro rata) 

Hours: Full time, 39 weeks 

Part-time working will also be considered 



Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable pupils? Do you want to work in an inclusive, nurturing school? Do you want to be part of a Trust that supports career progression? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join Elements Academy, our brand new special school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs in Rotherham (S25) as it opens its doors in September 2022. 

We are looking for Teaching Assistants (or for the more experienced candidates, Learning Support Mentors) who will provide positive and aspirational outcomes for our pupils with complex social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs through high quality support and engagement. Our Learning Support Mentors complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities.  

As Teaching Assistant, you will possess GCSEs (A*-C), in Maths and English (or equivalent) or alternatively, you will hold a relevant qualification at level 2 (or equivalent). It is desirable that you have experience of working with children with special needs in KS2, 3 or 4 with SEMH needs and are able to communicate information in a clear and logical manner and be proactive and positive in your approach.  

To qualify for the Learning Support Mentor position,  you will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths (or have proven numeracy and literacy skills to level 2.) You must be able to meet the Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards, or have an equivalent qualification or experience. You will possess experience of working with children and have the ability to relate well to children and adults, coupled with training in the relevant learning strategies. 

Our roles present an excellent opportunity for candidates who are potentially looking to gain experience to progress into teaching or for those who aspire to work within the area of Social and Emotional Mental Health. We are ambitious for growth and the development of our staff members and pupils and as such, there will be opportunities for progression within the Trust for successful candidates. 

In return, we are able to offer a welcoming Trust with supportive management and a strong programme of staff development.  You will receive exceptional support through our outstanding staff teams who are skilled at working with young people with needs across the SEMH range. 

How to Apply:

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Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 31st August 2022

Interview dates: 7th or 8th September 2022 (provisional)

Please note that as this is a new recruitment round, previous applicants will not be re-considered.

We look forwards to welcoming your application.

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  • Location: Batley
  • Start Date: 12.09.2022
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Ethos Academy Trust

Ethos Academy Trust

Ethos Academy Trust , Field Hill Centre, Batley Field Hill , Batley , WF17 0BQ,

t: 01924478482

At Ethos Academy Trust, we are committed to providing a top-class education and we put the needs of all of the young people within our community at the heart of what we do.
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