School or Location: The Rookeries J, I & N School

Salary: Grade 4, Scale Range 5 – 6 (£19,312 - £19,698 per annum, reduced to £12,084.45 - £12,325.98 per annum due to part time hours and term time)

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th September 10AM

Start Date: As soon as possible

Ref: P563

Required as soon as possible

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Learning Support Assistant at The Rookeries Junior, Infant and Nursery School. This candidate will be responsible for supporting a specific pupil who has complex needs. They will assist with the personal needs of the pupil, including physical hygiene, first aid and welfare matters. This includes toileting and moving and handling throughout the day. Complete training for this role would be provided to the successful candidate.

They will also assist with the implementation of previously determined programmes of work for individual pupils or groups, and work with individuals or groups of pupils away from direct supervision of the class teacher when required.

This post is a permanent, 27.5 hours per week, term time plus two days contract, equating to 192 working days per year.

The Trust can offer:

  • hard-working and highly committed staff
  • a supportive Trust as your employer
  • motivated, well behaved pupils

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and students
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative
  • has experience of working in a similar specialist area

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977  600368 or via email at

Completed application forms should be returned no later than 10:00 on Tuesday 28th September 2021.

We are equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust 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. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.