Studio West, West Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2SZ

Teaching Assistant (SEND)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time - term time plus specified days

£18,516 pa, Actual Salary £13,950 pa

Studio West are part of the Northern Leaders Trust, you will be employed by the multi academy trust.

Studio West

West Denton Way

Newcastle upon Tyne


*This post attracts a Living Wage supplement. In addition to the hourly rate, this post will receive the Living Wage supplement to bring the hourly rate up to a minimum of £9.90 an hour.*

Required for ASAP

32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 training days to be worked during school closure as directed by the school

Studio West is an exciting studio school, which opened in September 2014. As part of Northern Leaders Trust, Studio West cater for around 400 students aged between 11 and 19 with student numbers increasing year on year. We are expected to reach 650 at full capacity.

Rated “Good” by Ofsted, Studio West offers students a robust academic suite of qualifications ranging from A Level to GCSE; we also offer specialist occupational and professional qualifications.

All students benefit from an innovative and bespoke curriculum with substantial emphasis on developing key employability and life skills that will see them through to HE, FE and employment. Much of our curriculum is delivered through Project Based Learning where ‘learning connects’ in a very real sense. We have close working relationships with our business partners and our mission is to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West, does so with a university place, an apprenticeship or employment.

Due to the ongoing expansion and success of the school, we are seeking applicants for some new roles to the school to work with individual students or small groups with a wide range of special educational needs. Working with our SEND Co-ordinator, Learning Coaches and Personal Coaches, the role involves delivering interventions and in-class support to help students access their lessons and embed their learning.

We are looking for candidates either with previous experience working with children and/or young people, preferably within an education setting, with a minimum of a level 2 qualification (GCSE) in English and Mathematics, or those with the minimum qualification level with an interest in starting a career in education. Previous experience working with children with special educational needs or social, emotional and mental health issues would be advantage, but is not essential as full training will be provided.

If you have the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you. In return we can offer you,

• Access to the Local Government’ Pension Scheme

• Salary sacrifice schemes including Car Sacrifice, cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes

• Free on-site parking

• Free gym access at Kenton School

How to Apply

Please download an application form from our website and return it to

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 10th October 2022

Northern Leaders Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Closing date:

10 October 2022

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