Teaching and Learning Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/06/2023 12:00
Grade: N5 - £24,948 – 26,845 per annum, pro rata (Actual £21,422 to £23,051 per annum)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle Bridges School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3RU
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
2 Jun
Further Information
This school has Academy status and is part of the Prosper Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Newcastle Bridges School
Drayton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Permanent Full time position available 37 hours per week, term time plus 5 training days.

To be class based as directed by the Head of School

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational member of support staff to support young people in their education at our Kenton school site. The successful candidate will contribute to supporting some of the most vulnerable young people within the city and surrounding areas, striving to make a difference to their lives.

Newcastle Bridges School provides excellent educational opportunities to pupils whose education has been interrupted by mental or physical ill-health or school phobia. We seek to support each pupil’s access to a full-time, broad and balanced education appropriate to their potential and their educational needs and encourage reintegration into mainstream whenever relevant. Newcastle Bridges School was judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ (May 2022).

The Trust is proud to say that the Real Living Wage is matched we also offer the successful candidate:
• A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
• Opportunities for career development and support with development through Trust wide CPD programmes.
• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and support from the Trust's Wellbeing Network Group.
Access to either Teacher's Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme

We would like to hear from candidates who feel that they can demonstrate the characteristics and skills we are looking for and hold the relevant qualifications to meet the demands of this post.

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy is due to open in September 2023. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. 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.

If you would like to discuss the post before applying, please contact:
Helen McGowan, Assistant Headteacher, Newcastle Bridges School at: helen.mcgowan@bridges.newcastle.sch.uk to arrange an informal chat

Download the application pack from:
Completed applications should be returned to

Closing date: noon on 02.06.2023
Interview anticipated Date: Week commencing: 05.06.2023

Please note: We can only accept CVs when accompanied by a fully completed application form.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.