Secondary School Teaching Assistant. Job in Pontefract Education & Training Jobs

  • Job Reference: 1165782273-2
  • Date Posted: 15 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Leader Group
  • Location: Pontefract, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £80.00 to £90.00 Per Day
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description


Location: Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Job Type: Long-term / Short-term contracts

Start Date: Immediate

Salary: 90 per day, depending on experience

Are you passionate about supporting students' educational journey? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and rewarding environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you supporting secondary aged students in Pontefract!


  • Provide dedicated support to teachers in creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment.
  • Assist students with their academic, social, and emotional development, offering individual attention and guidance.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and implement effective lesson plans, activities, and resources.
  • Foster a positive classroom atmosphere, encouraging student participation and promoting positive behaviour management techniques.
  • Support students with special educational needs, adapting teaching methods to meet their individual requirements.
  • Establish effective communication channels with teachers, parents, and staff members to ensure a cohesive educational experience.
  • Contribute to the overall welfare and well-being of students, ensuring their safety and promoting a caring environment.


  • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant, a similar role in an educational setting, or experience supporting children in any capacity.
  • Passion for education and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on students' lives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to cater to different learning styles and individual needs.
  • Patience, empathy, and a nurturing approach to supporting children's learning and well-being.
  • Enhanced DBS check or willingness to undergo the process.

Leader Education can offer:

  • Competitive pay rates: 84 - 90 per day
  • Refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme: 100 per referral (terms apply)
  • Free CPD including Team Teach
  • A dedicated consultant to answer any queries and for ongoing support
  • Potential permanent contract after a qualifying period
  • Staff socials

If you have the above skills and believe you are a great match for the role, please apply now.

Leader Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, all applicants must go through a thorough vetting procedure, including enhanced DBS and reference checks.