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Highfield School is an 11-19 secondary school for pupils with severe learning difficulties.   Our pupils have a wide range of additional needs including speech, language and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions, more complex learning needs, physical disabilities and a number have rare genetic disorders.  Our school is a popular and oversubscribed. Pupils benefit from our highly specialised teaching, outstanding pastoral care and the wide range of specialist support services and interventions we provide through our personalised programmes.

Due to growing numbers, we are seeking to appoint a Fixed Term and a Permanent Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team.  Ideally, you will have a good understanding of our pupils’ special educational needs and/or prior experience of working in education.

The successful candidates should be:

  • committed to providing the best opportunities and ensuring outstanding outcomes for learners;
  • an ambitious team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • an excellent classroom practitioner with high expectations of self, pupils and the community we serve;
  • able to maintain a positive approach when faced with challenges;
  • able to motivate, inspire and encourage learners to strive for excellence in all areas.

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a hard working team, who are passionate about preparing young people with SEND for the next stage of their lives.  In return, we offer a fantastic caring school where we work hard to ensure all children have the best opportunities to learn and flourish.

Please see the job specification document for more about the specifics of the role.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Completed application forms should be returned to the School for the attention of Ms Pam Pickles, Admin & Finance Manager, Highfield School, Gawthorpe Lane, Gawthorpe, Ossett, Wakefield WF5 9BS Telephone:01924 302980  or by email at ppickles@highfield.wakefield.sch.uk by no later than noon on Friday 10 July 2020.

Wakefield Council is wholly commited to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

Closing date: Noon on Friday 10 July 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

£13,789 to £14,925 (£19,554 to £21,166 FTE), Grade 5, 30 hours 25 minutes per week, Term Time plus 5 inset days, Permanent & Fixed Term positions