Do you want a job where you make a difference to the lives of children and young people?
Do you want to be inspired on a daily basis by your work?
SCALE 2 TA (Point 3-4) TEACHING ASSISTANTS – 37 HOURS (TTO + 5) FTE SALARY £18,065 TO £18,426 (ACTUAL SALARY £15,382 - £15,689)
Springwell Leeds Academy are seeking to appoint a number of Scale 2 Teaching Assistants across our three sites in Leeds (Seacroft, Belle Isle and Tinshill). Applicants are to indicate on their application form which sites they are interested in applying for.
Part of Wellspring Academy Trust, Springwell Leeds is a multi-site, city-wide specialist provision for children with SEMH needs. Exciting opportunities are available for people looking for a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment where we provide children aged 5-16 with specialist teaching and learning. The posts will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.
Our unique position as an SEMH through-school means we are able to have a long-term and lasting impact on the children in our care. We aim to be the ‘forever school’ for children who come to us for their education. We are a trauma-informed school, and staff use this expert knowledge in their daily work. We believe in the power of unconditional positive regard and restorative practice and incorporate this in everything we do. These approaches work hand in hand with a nurturing curriculum to give our students secure foundations rooted in relationships. Working at Springwell offers challenge and reward in equal measures, as we work together to regulate students with varying levels of SEMH need, allowing them to access learning.
These posts are for staff who will support the learning of SEMH students with SEMH and academic learning within the classroom as part of a team of 3 staff with up to 9 students. TA2 Teaching Assistants are responsible for supporting and leading small groups and individuals with Maths, English, reading, SEAL, practical activities, supporting pupils to develop resilience, social skills and self-esteem, and deploying effective strategies for supporting pupils with a range of behavioural conditions (ASD/ADHD/SEMH/ODD). They support the teacher in the production of classroom and specialist resources, and so a good working knowledge of ICT is essential.
These positions may suit those wishing to develop a career within the Special Education Sector. College/University graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply, as full training will be offered to candidates wishing to develop a career in this setting. The positions may be of particular interest to applicants who have a passion in supporting the emotional and mental health needs of young people. As part of the Wellspring Academy Trust, we have access to a network of Expert Practitioners and our own teaching school, and so are well equipped to support career development, including routes into teaching.
For further details and how to apply, please see attached advert.
Springwell Leeds Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.