Castleford Academy Trust

Learning Support Assistant

Post created 18/05/23.

Castleford Academy is an 11-19 over subscribed, successful mixed comprehensive of over 1,400 pupils offering a rich and deep curriculum. We are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The Academy was inspected in October 2019 and was judged ‘Outstanding’.

Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality teachers, supporting them to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development.

Learning Support Assistant
To start ASAP Term time only
Grade 4
Actual salary: £13,376
Hourly Rate: £11.18

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join our SEN team to ensure all pupils have access to learning and make outstanding progress.

You will support the SENCO to implement the necessary support and intervention strategies to all target pupils. You will be responsible for supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs in school, enabling them to achieve/exceed appropriate academic results.

This role requires you to be flexible, adaptable and be able to show compassion and empathy whilst remaining assertive.

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As part of our team at Castleford Academy Trust, whether a teacher or support staff employee, you are automatically enrolled into an occupational pension scheme from the start date of your employment (Local Government Pension Scheme for Support Staff and Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teachers). Both schemes provide three times salary life assurance cover for your peace of mind and future planning.

Castleford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.

Providing suitable interest, the closing date for applications is Monday 5th June at 12, midday.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website. Completed applications should be addressed to Mr Wesley Bush, Headteacher at the school address or via email to

For further information on the school, the role and how to apply please visit or email call Miss Alice Foster, Trust HR Manager on 01977605060.

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