School or Location: Larks Hill J & I School

Salary: Grade 6, Scale Range 12 – 17 (£22,183 - £24,491 per annum, reduced to £16,890.57 – £18,647.93 per annum due to term time plus five) Grade 7, Scale Range 18 – 23 (£24,982 - £27,741 per annum, reduced to £19,021.78 - £21,122.54 per annum due to term time plus five)

Closing Date: Friday 22nd October 10AM

Start Date: As soon as possible

Ref: P580

Required as soon as possible

Previous applicants need not apply

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 Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Larks Hill Junior & Infant School. This candidate will be responsible for complementing the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities. They will deliver learning activities to pupils within an agreed system of supervision, and plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons.

Please be advised that this is a fixed term post to cover maternity leave, with an end date of 03 June 2022.

This post is a fixed term, 32.5 hours per week, term time plus five days contract, equating to 195 working days per annum. Unqualified candidates would start on the Grade 6 scale, and qualified candidates would start on Grade 7.

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  722845 or via email at

Completed application forms should be returned no later than 10:00 on Friday 22nd October 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.