Job role:

We are seeking to appoint a proactive teaching assistant to build capacity within our new educational support team at Sheffield Park Academy. We are looking to recruit someone with a child centred approach and excellent people skills to support students effectively in order for them to fully participate in learning. We are looking to recruit two new individuals to form a three person team who will support our teaching staff to provide dedicated support to small groups of key stage 3 and 4 students who are unable to fully participate in mainstream classes. Please see the job description and person specification for further information.

Main duties will include:

Support and encourage students to interact and engage in learning activities set by their teachers.
Promote good student behaviour, support teachers and senior staff in managing student behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
Design and lead on structured break and lunch activities for students within the targeted high support group provision.
Lead on citizenship programmes that develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that students need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens.
Be aware of student problems/progress/achievements and report to their teachers as agreed.
Maintenance of student records under the direction of the class teacher / your line manager.
Provide support for students, including those with special educational/health needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
Establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding to individual needs.
Assist the teacher to supervise and support students ensuring their safety and access to learning.

What we can offer you:

Excellent facilities and resources.
A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
Caring, dedicated and friendly students.
Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
Excellent employee benefits through Perkbox.
Access to the local government pension scheme.

What we would like from you;

To have existing teaching assistant experience or qualifications.
To be both approachable and have excellent people skills.
To be a team player.
To have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
To be resilient in following the academy behaviour policy.
A fundamental belief in the power of education to enable pupils to achieve anything they set their minds to.

Graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the academy in a new focused provision for the forthcoming academic year. In turn, we are looking for a candidate committed to playing a part in transforming the lives of our young people.


To apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button at the top of this page.
Closing date: Thursday 9th July 2020 at 11am.
Interviews: To take place later the same week.
Sheffield Park Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.