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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Firth Park Academy
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

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Job Role
Support Staff
Job Type

Salary: NJC 12-17 FTE - £26,421 - £28,770 (Actual Salary £23,784 - £25,899) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme TPS + Additional AET Benefits

Hours: 37 per week, 41 weeks per year

Start: September 2024

Firth Park Academy is a good school, with a strong team spirit, high expectations and driving ambition which have led to notable improvements. We are a fully inclusive school with a distinctively inclusive ethos and have the highest aspirations for and expectations of our students.

We continue to work tirelessly to ensure our examination results continue to improve, that students continue to feel happy, safe and cared for, one of our key aims is that everybody deserves the chance to fly; and that the students are challenged and developed academically by the stimulating and rewarding education they receive.

We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to:

  • A real ethos of family where we all value strong positive relationships and support each other.
  • An outstanding professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career.

The role:

We are looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching assistant who can specialise in ESOL/ Languages to work as part of our outstanding support team. We are looking for somebody with commitment, energy, and drive to join our team and work closely with staff to provide positive learning experiences for all our pupils.

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Be able to build great relationships with pupils
  • Have experience supporting learners with ESOL/ Language (ESOL/ TEFL qualification would be advantageous)
  • Be flexible and have experience across all key stages
  • Be able to deliver high quality learning experiences for all students
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our students
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience
  • Demonstrate good communication skills both orally and written
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Be willing to contribute to school life outside of the classroom

Come and visit us to meet the team of students and staff who are making Firth Park Academy one of the best schools in our city:

informal enquiries are welcome - please contact Elouise Robinson or Maryah Hussain

The role is due to commence: September 2024

Closing date: 2nd June

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date

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.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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