Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Higher Level Teaching Assistant 


Start date: ASAP

Contract type: Permanent

Full time 37 hours per week, Term Time only

Salary N6 (£ 22,580 - £24,910 actual gross annual salary)


Come to work in a thriving community. Callerton Academy is a growing secondary school committed to providing the very best education for pupils from Year 7 to Year 11. We are one of two new schools within Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust. The school opened in September 2021 in a newly reconfigured school building in Newcastle’s Graingertown. We will move to a brand new 1200 capacity school building to the north west of the city – close to Westerhope, Kingston Park and Newcastle International Airport.

We are seeking a TA to be a member of the support staff team at Callerton Academy.  Alongside working within a multi-professional team to manage support on the school timetable, to assist teachers in facilitating teaching and learning activities, you will be a ‘hands on’ colleague who is willing to support other departments of the academy in its infancy. You should have experience of working in a learning environment and an appropriate level of Teaching Assistant qualification or experience for this role.

You will accompany the students on the school transport service, starting at the Simonside Primary School Site. Working hours therefore will be 8am to 4pm.

What we need:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills
  • Someone with experience of working and providing support in a learning environment
  • Someone with experience of working with young people
  • Someone who can demonstrate a good understanding of SEND
  • A sympathetic understanding of broad needs of secondary aged students
  • Attention to detail
  • An effective team player
  • A colleague who is excited about the prospect of being part of a growing support team, setting up systems and problem solving to ensure the best possible environment and outcomes for all students.

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals in school and across the MAT
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An enhanced annual leave allowance
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities, from Football to Surfing!

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Gosforth Group are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us.

To apply:     

Please email completed application forms to

Closing date for applications:

9.00am Thursday 20th  October 2022.

Interviews planned for:

            Friday 4th November 2022.