Job details

Job Salary
Grade 5 - £23,953 to £26,446 (pro rata)
Holgate Meadows School
Job Reference
Hours per week
1 Year Fixed Term (37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)
Contract Type
Closing date

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with special educational needs? Can you build positive relationships? Are you trauma informed? Can you engage and motivate children and young people to inspire a love of learning? If so come and join us! 

Holgate Meadows is an SEMH school located in the Southey/Parson Cross area of Sheffield.

Holgate Meadows is looking for a nurturing and inclusive teaching assistant to support our children and young people with their learning.  

You will be a person who thrives on a challenge, who is emotionally resilient and able to build positive, professional relationships with children and young people with special needs.

We welcome applications from experienced teaching assistants who have previously worked in mainstream or special needs schools. You must have a broad knowledge of SEN and able to respond to the emotional, social and mental health needs of our children and young people ages 6 to 16.  

Staff who join us at Holgate Meadows will be provided with high quality professional development which will include a robust induction programme and a mentor. 

Holgate Meadows staff share the same commitment, to ensuring that all our children achieve their full potential and can support our school values of: Safety, Enjoyment, Unconditional Positive Regard, Acceptance and Holistic Achievement.

Holgate Meadows School is committed to providing care and support to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in city. You would need to be flexible and committed to working as part of a team. We can offer you an opportunity to work in a welcoming school with a supportive and caring ethos where everyone is valued.

As a successful candidate you will: 

•    Have experience of working with students with special educational needs.
•    Have knowledge and understanding of SEN and how it may impact on pupils learning.
•    Have confident literacy and numeracy skills and can support children in their learning. 
•    Be able to deliver a range of interventions to small groups or 1 to 1 
•    Be inclusive, professional, engaging and reliable.

To Apply please follow this link -

Please return your completed application form to the Recruitment Manager – Shaney McDonald - by email

Visits to the school are encouraged and should you like to make an appointment or obtain more information about the role please contact Shaney McDonald to book an appointment with Claire Bailey, Principal. 

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.