Teaching Assistant

Website Northern Leaders Trust

Post: Teaching Assistant
Base: Kenton School or Studio West, Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Grade N3: Actual Salary Range: £17,149 to £17,433 pa
Status: 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus 5 training days
Closing Date: 9am, 3 June 2024

Northern Leaders Trust, formerly Kenton Schools Academy Trust, formed in 2014, is a growing, passionate Trust in the North East of England. Our eyes are firmly fixed on providing the best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally.

Students are at the centre of everything we do. Through collaboration, every aspect of our work is of high quality. Our academies deliver an ambitious and inclusive curriculum that enables all students to excel academically and socially.

We are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.

We are actively seeking candidates to join our Learning Support team, playing a pivotal role in our recently launched Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance (EBSNA) provision. This position centres on providing assistance to students who may struggle with anxiety, facilitating their access to education. Our program aims to enhance student well-being and cultivate the essential skills needed to engage in education within a small group environment.

We are looking for candidates with relevant experience in coordinating reading interventions or similar educational programs and strong organisational and coordination skills.

You will have previous experience working with children and/or young people, preferably within an education setting, or those with a minimum of a level 2 qualification (grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics).

Previous experience working with children with special educational needs or social, emotional and mental health issues in a paid or voluntary capacity would be advantage but is not essential as full training is given.

If you have the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you. In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join us at an exciting time based between either Kenton School,- a vibrant and inclusive large secondary school, or Studio West- one of the most successful studio schools in the country.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including, car and cycle to work schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free gym access at Kenton School
  • Fantastically resourced schools with easy access to both A1 and A19

How to apply

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please download an application form (see below) and return it to [email protected]

Northern Leaders Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Teaching Assistant Candidate Information Pack

 Application Form.doc

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