Specialist Learning Assistant

The Hessle Academy
Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire
£17681 - £18672 (scp 14-17) Pro rata - depending on qualifications & experience
07 Jun 2018
04 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking a Specialist Learning Assistant to join our staff team of highly effective and passionate practitioners to support learners with additional needs. Working within our flagship facility (opened January 2016) this is a fantastic opportunity to support students and ensure that they achieve their academic potential.

THE DEPARTMENT:  You will be welcomed into a Maths department that has a proven track-record of success with “strong leadership” (OFSTED) and 100% pass rate in 2017.  The results within the department are consistently higher than the national average and the teaching is Good.  The Maths faculty has its own staff room which can be used as a workspace for preparations and creates a team-working environment.   

THE ROLE:  The Specialist Learning Assistant will actively encourage young people to develop high levels of social interaction and independence, including participation in trips and visits, whilst preparing them for the next stage in their education or life.

You will:

•           Prepare learning resources

•           Develop Independent Learning Activities

•           Assist with displays and celebrating success

•           Facilitate trips and visits

•           Provide academic support to learners

As you progress in your role and demonstrate the relevant skillset you will also have the opportunity to:

•           Cover lessons

•           Deliver intervention classes

THE CANDIDATE:  Whilst experience working within a similar role would be ideal, here at The Hessle Academy we appreciate the new perspectives that individuals from outside education bring.  Our staff team has a variety of industry and educational experience and we are open to hearing new ideas that you may have.  In order to secure an interview for this role, you must have:

•           GSCE Maths

•           Demonstrable interest in the subject area

•           A whole-school attitude and commitment to colleagues

•           Ability to work on own initiative

THE HESSLE ACADEMY:  We are a through-school incorporating Penshurst Primary School and a member of The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT).  This opens up a host of opportunities to ambitious employees who are able to consider secondments and promotions across TCAT.

Full details of the post and an application form are available from:


Closing Date: 4 July 2018