Educational Teaching Assistant (Specialist Provision) maternity cover - Newsome High School

Secondary Schools
Newsome High & Sports College
Castle Ave, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JN
Part Time, Fixed Term
Grade 6
£13,537.38 to £14,653.38

Educational Teaching Assistant (Specialist Provision for Hearing Impairment)


The role is initially fixed term (maternity cover) until 17th July 2021, pending educational needs and funding available. The role is to commence September 2020.


Salary: Single Status Grade 6, 30 hrs per week, 8.30am until 3.10pm, Monday to Friday, term time only & flexibility to work in-service training days as required.              

(2 days are scheduled throughout the academic year).


Newsome High School has a strong ethos that develops young people educationally, physically, morally and socially in a disciplined, safe and caring environment. Our highly committed staff, superb facilities and extensive range of enrichment activities are helping to make an increasingly positive contribution to the lives of our students and the wider community.

We are seeking to recruit a talented individual to join our existing team of staff within the HI designated specialist provision for students with hearing impairment.

You will work in a team which includes teachers and other support staff as part of the HI specialist provision in a mainstream school, to support the learning and welfare of students with complex needs, who have Education Health Care plans.

The students have a diverse range of complex needs. All of them need support with communication and we have a total communication policy which includes use of speech, sign supported English and/or BSL. Ability to sign would be highly desirable. Some students have medical conditions, visual impairment and mobility difficulties. In this role you may be required to work with any of our students, so an ability to work flexibly and a willingness to undertake or update HI specific training are required. In addition, confidence and competence in the use of information technology are highly desired as many of our students learn best through the use of IT. As a team, we actively encourage independence wherever possible in all areas of school.




You will be a professional and positive role model that can instil confidence, independence and a ‘can do’ attitude in students so that they can achieve their full potential.


You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be open, approachable and committed to meeting the needs of students both in and out of the classroom.


In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in an exciting, successful and forward looking school, supported by talented, committed and conscientious colleagues
  • Employee Healthcare Package (including physiotherapy, counselling and lifestyle advice)
  • Varied Staff Wellbeing Initiatives
  • An excellent environment in which to further develop your skills with outstanding opportunities for professional development
  • Friendly staff and students in a supportive and happy school

If you would like to discuss the role further contact us on the email below. We want to hear from you. We would normally encourage you to visit the school beforehand however due to the current global pandemic, we are unable to offer this at this current time.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application packs may be downloaded from the Kirklees Website.

Completed application forms should be returned to Newsome High School via email to before, or on the date of closing which is 12 noon on Friday 10th July. Interviews likely to be held via Microsoft Teams on W/C 13th or 20th July 2020.

Please note only correctly and fully completed application forms will be considered. Please do not send a CV.

10 July 2020, 12:00 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.