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Vacancies

You can view our TES Employer page here. 
 

Wakefield Council is wholly committed 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.   

Please see below for current vacancies:

HLTA Primary
 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant x1 post

(Fixed Term for one academic year from 1st September 2021)

High Well School, Rookhill Road, Pontefract, WF8 2DD

G6 - SCP 12-18 FTE £22, 183 - £24,982 or G7 – SCP 19-23 FTE £25, 481 - £27,741      

34 hours per week, Term Time plus 5 INSETS

High Well School is a Special School which caters for seventy 11-16 year olds with an Education Health & Care Plan for profound and severe social, emotional and mental health needs as well as other learning difficulties. The School meets the needs of some of Wakefield’s most complex and vulnerable young people.  From September 2021 High Well is expanding to include KS2 provision.

High Well endeavours to provide a nurturing environment with personalised support and specialist teaching to enable our pupils to re-engage in learning, develop their social and emotional skills and leave with not only appropriate qualifications but the skills required to succeed in life after school. This is reflected in our vision of ‘Preparing for Positive Futures’.

We are looking for a fixed term HLTA to join our team. This is a rare opportunity for experienced individual who would be able to support, encourage our pupils independence in lessons.  You will complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/ groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ achievement, progress and development.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication skills along with the ability to work as part of a team or independently using your own initiative.
  • Use subject specific vocabulary when supporting teaching and learning in lessons.
  • Ensure that teaching resources are prepared in support of teaching activities.
  • To provide general support with learning activities to the whole class (e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years) to enable pupils to understand instructions and to ensure they remain on task.
  • To work under the direction of the Teacher on a 1:1 or small group basis on pre-planned activities, to re-inforce the Teacher’s approach.
  • Support the positive management of behaviour, interventions and reward.

 

If you are successful in your application, you will join a good school on its journey to its next level of development.  There are no two days the same at High Well School where every day is exciting and where you will be utilising the excellent support systems in place. Class sizes in High Well are restricted to ten pupils, with highly talented and experienced teaching and support staff for every group to ensure pupils develop secure relationships with staff and enable personalised planning and delivery. 

OFSTED told us that we are ‘Good school’ with effective and focused leadership which was great, but we wanted to hear from our team!  In our recent staff engagement survey staff told us that High Well is ‘a great place to work’ with an ‘open door policy for all leadership team members’ and a ‘responsive staff support and a commitment to also help staff achieve their goals!’.

 

The successful candidate will be joining a school that offers many other personal benefits including:

  • Bespoke and comprehensive induction package for new staff followed up with outstanding CPD
  • A subsidised Pension Scheme
  • A talented and supportive Senior Leadership Team and dedicated Governing Body
  • A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
  • Access to Schools Advisory Service and other wellbeing platforms, including cycle to work, and other platforms which give employee benefits and inspire a unique employee experience, enriching personal and working lives
  • On-site responsive HR support

If you like the idea of working with a talented school team, we would strongly encourage an onsite or virtual visit by calling 01924 572100 and asking to speak to the HR Manager or by emailing: HRManager@highwell.org.uk

Application Forms and vacancy details may be requested by visiting our school website at www.highwellschool.org.uk

Prospective applicants should note that appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and teacher status checks, satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list check, two satisfactory references and evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Closing date:    12th July 2021 at 9.00 am, but may close early if sufficient applications are received

Shortlisting:      13th July 2021

Interview date:  ASAP

Wakefield Council is wholly committed 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.

Teaching Assistant (x2) 

Teaching Assistant (x2 posts)

(Fixed Term for one academic year from 1st September 2021)

High Well School, Rookhill Road, Pontefract, WF8 2DD

G5 SCP 7 – 11 FTE £20,092 - £21,748

34 hours per week, Term Time plus 5 INSETS

High Well School is a Special School which caters for seventy 11-16 year olds with an Education Health & Care Plan for profound and severe social, emotional and mental health needs as well as other learning difficulties. The School meets the needs of some of Wakefield’s most complex and vulnerable young people. From September 2021 High Well will be extending to include KS2 provision.

High Well endeavours to provide a nurturing environment with personalised support and specialist teaching to enable our pupils to re-engage in learning, develop their social and emotional skills and leave with not only appropriate qualifications but the skills required to succeed in life after school. This is reflected in our vision of ‘Preparing for Positive Futures’.

We are looking for 2 fixed term Teaching Assistants to join our team. This is a great opportunity for  experienced individuals who would be able to support, encourage and challenge pupils independence in lessons.

The successful candidates will:

  • Have excellent communication skills along with the ability to work as part of a team or independently using your own initiative.
  • Ensure that all teaching equipment, is in safe working order and secure at all times.
  • Use subject specific vocabulary when supporting teaching and learning in lessons.
  • Ensure that teaching resources are prepared in support of teaching activities
  • To provide general support with learning activities to the whole class (e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years) to enable pupils to understand instructions and to ensure they remain on task.
  • To work under the direction of the Teacher on a 1:1 or small group basis on pre-planned activities, to re-inforce the Teacher’s approach.
  • Support the positive management of behaviour, interventions and reward.
  • Ensure that risk assessments are kept up to date for each child and work alongside class teachers in ensuring the curriculum is accessible to each student.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a good school on its journey to its next level of development.  There are no two days the same at High Well School where every day is exciting and where you will be utilising the excellent support systems in place. Class sizes in High Well are restricted to ten pupils, with highly talented and experienced teaching and support staff for every group to ensure pupils develop secure relationships with staff and enable personalised planning and delivery. 

OFSTED told us that we are ‘Good school’ with effective and focused leadership which was great, but we wanted to hear from our team!  In our recent staff engagement survey staff told us that High Well is ‘a great place to work’ with an ‘open door policy for all leadership team members’ and a ‘responsive staff support and a commitment to also help staff achieve their goals!’.

The successful candidates will be joining a school that offers many other personal benefits including:

  • Bespoke and comprehensive induction package for new staff followed up with outstanding CPD. 
  • A subsidised Pension Scheme
  • A talented and supportive Senior Leadership Team and dedicated Governing Body
  • A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
  • Access to Schools Advisory Service and other wellbeing platforms, including cycle to work, and other platforms which give employee benefits and inspire a unique employee experience, enriching personal and working lives
  • On-site responsive HR support

If you like the idea of working with a talented school team, we would strongly encourage an onsite or virtual visit by calling 01924 572100 and asking to speak to the HR Manager or by emailing: HRManager@highwell.org.uk

Application Forms and vacancy details may be requested by visiting our school website at www.highwellschool.org.uk

Prospective applicants should note that appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and teacher status checks, satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list check, two satisfactory references and evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Closing date:    12th July 2021 at 9.00 am, but may close early if sufficient applications are received

Shortlisting:      13th July 2021

Interview date:  ASAP

Wakefield Council is wholly committed 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.

KS3 Class Teacher 

Teacher of Year 7 (Full Time)

(Permanent post – Start date is 1st September 2021 but can be flexible and able to consider 31st October 2021).

Salary:  MPR1 (£25,714) – MPR 6 (£36, 961) + SEN 1 (£2,270)

Closing date:    6th July 2021 at 9.00 am

Shortlisting:      7th July 2021

Interview date:  Week commencing 12th July 2021

We are looking to appoint a high quality, enthusiastic Teacher of Year 7.  You will have experience of delivering the curriculum at KS2 and/or 3 including English and mathematics.   If you have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of young people and want to join a team of highly dedicated staff, then we would love to hear from you – Read On!

High Well School is a Special School which caters for a minimum of seventy 11-16-year olds with an Education Health & Care Plan for severe and profound social, emotional and mental health needs as well as other learning difficulties. The School meets the needs of some of Wakefield’s most complex and vulnerable young people.  From September 2021 we will also be extending our offer to include primary provision.

Our team endeavours to provide a nurturing environment with personalised support and specialist teaching to enable all pupils to re-engage in learning, develop their social and emotional skills and leave with not only appropriate qualifications but the skills required to succeed in life after school. This is reflected in our vision of ‘Preparing for Positive Futures’.

Our supportive Governing Body are seeking to appoint a talented, passionate, and committed Year 7 Teacher with a track record of excellent outcomes for pupils.  The successful candidate will be able to plan and deliver an engaging curriculum that inspires all pupils to positively achieve their expected outcomes.  

The school welcomes applications from experienced primary/ secondary teachers from mainstream or special schools with a secure knowledge of the breadth of the national curriculum.   Applications will be considered from outstanding NQTs who want to work somewhere amazing.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a good school on its journey to its next level of development.  There are no two days the same at High Well School where every day is exciting and where you will be utilising the excellent support systems in place. Class sizes in High Well are restricted to ten pupils, with highly talented and experienced teaching assistant support for every group to ensure pupils develop secure relationships with staff and enable personalised planning and delivery. 

The school offers a truly bespoke and comprehensive induction package for new staff followed up with outstanding CPD.  The successful candidate would benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support our staff in all aspects of school life.

OFSTED told us that we are ‘Good school’ with effective and focused leadership which was great, but we wanted you to hear from our team!  In our recent staff engagement survey staff told us that High Well is ‘a great place to work’ with an ‘open door policy for all leadership team members’ and a ‘responsive staff support and a commitment to also help staff achieve their goals!’.

The successful candidate will be joining a school that offers many other personal benefits including:

 

  • A subsidised Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Close, convenient links to the M62, A1 and M1 links to Leeds, Kirklees, Bradford, Barnsley and Wakefield  
  • A talented and supportive Senior Leadership Team and dedicated Governing Body
  • A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
  • Access to Schools Advisory Service and other wellbeing platforms, including cycle to work, and other platforms which give employee benefits and inspire a unique employee experience, enriching personal and working lives
  • On-site responsive HR support

If you like the idea of working with a talented school team, we would strongly encourage an onsite or virtual visit by calling 01924 572100 and asking to speak to the HR Manager or by emailing: HRManager@highwell.org.uk

Application Forms and vacancy details may be requested by visiting our school website at www.highwellschool.org.uk

Prospective applicants should note that appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and teacher status checks, satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list check, two satisfactory references and evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom