Meadstead Primary Academy

SEND Champion Teaching Assistant
£10,887 per year
Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

28.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

'Staff morale is high and senior and middle leaders support the academy well' Ofsted 2015

'Pupils learn in a calm working atmosphere in all year groups and classes. They know that they come to the academy to learn and are ready and able to do so' Ofsted 2015

If you want to work in an academy with children who have positive attitudes to learning, supportive leadership and tailored professional learning opportunities then we want to hear from you!

Here at Meadstead Primary Academy we have a special and unique learning community that is proud to serve the village of Royston, and surrounding areas. Our staff commute not just from Barnsley, but from Wakefield, Doncaster, Sheffield and beyond.

The children benefit from the academy having a shared ethos of excellent teaching and learning, a keen focus of improving maths, literacy and life skills across the curriculum and a specialised Resourced Provision that is fully inclusive within the Academy. 

As we look to strengthen our  team and move our Academy from 'Good' to 'Outstanding'; we are looking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our happy staff team. 

You will:

Have a flexible attitude and a genuine passion to change children's lives by inspiring them to reach and exceed their social and academic potential.

Be able to communicate effectively and relate well to both children and adults.  

Hold a minimum Level 2 qualification, or the equivalent.

Have previous experience working with children in a school/early years environment 

Support the work of the SENCO, contribute to planning, development and decision making and undertaking related admin duties

As an academy we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere where we work together, support each other and share resources. Whether you are an experienced support member of staff or newly qualified looking for a supportive department to begin your career, Meadstead Primary Academy is the place for you. You will also be  

part of a nationwide Multi Academy Trust.

Through tailored professional learning opportunities we will look to develop you throughout your career. We work closely with our 'Barnsley Primary Hub' with opportunities to shadow and observe best practice with many examples of staff taking advantage of promotion across the Hub and the AET academy network.

We can offer you: 

Happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children,

A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, traditional values and a sense of teamwork,

Well supported staff who are committed to driving high standards

To arrange a visit please contact Mrs Dalby by calling 01226 722153 or email  

Meadstead Primary Academy is sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).  

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners - to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

The commencement date for this post is as soon as possible.  Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Closing date: Friday 16 February 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For further information on this position and to make an application please click 'quick apply'

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Further details can be found on our careers page.

AET is recruiting for Academy Direct placements.  Please visit our 

website for further details.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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