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We currently have a vacancy at Overfields Primary School and Ironstone Academy Trust.


Overfields Primary School - SEN Teaching Assistant

The Governing Body of Overfields Primary School wish to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant for our Speech and Language Unit, with a start date of September 2022. We are looking for a talented and dynamic TA who is committed to making a real difference to the lives of the children in our school. 

The post is a permanent part time position.  30hrs per week at Grade D Term Time only plus 5 PD Days

Salary Scale Grade D Point 8 – 11 £14794 - £18056 Actual Salary

The Speech and Language Unit provides provision for pupils on a full time and part time basis.  It consists of:

  • Foundation Stage 4 place part time support base
  • KS2 10 place full time support base
  • KS1 10 place full time support base
  • Outreach Provision 10 place

Children are fully integrated with support on an afternoon into mainstream classes at Overfields Primary School.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate may provide outreach sessions to children in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough schools.

The successful candidate will be a flexible member of a team of three teaching assistants and three SEN teachers.  The post will be initially based within the Early Years however experience in both KS1 & KS2 would be an advantage as the teaching assistant will also support language unit pupils throughout school on an afternoon. This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute towards the extension and further development of an already outstanding provision.   

What we can offer:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly and well-behaved children
  • Hard-working, dedicated colleagues
  • Support for your future development
  • The opportunity to work as part of an ambitious and forward-thinking teaching team
  • Supportive governors.

Overfields Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).  

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school on 01642 314548 to arrange an appointment.

Application forms are available to download and are also online via the school and Ironstone Academy trust website

Applications should be returned to the school for the attention of Mrs T Watson, Head Teacher  or emailed to Mrs L Collishaw, School Business Manager at

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 4th July 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted by email for interview. If you have not been contacted by the 11th July 2022 please consider your application unsuccessful.

Trust School Improvement Lead L11 - 15 0.6FTE - 3 days per week

Ad Astra Academy Trust and Ironstone Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an excellent Trust School Improvement Lead, who can continue the improvement of teaching and learning across both Trusts. This post will have a separate 0.3 FTE contract of employment with each individual Trust, and will work with the School Improvement Teams across both Trusts. Whilst the focus during the 0.3 FTE with each Trust, will be the individual Trust, this post does allow for developing more collaborative working across both of our growing organisations. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious school leader to undertake this key strategic role. The actual working schedule will be agreed via negotiation with the successful candidate.

This post is to commence on 1st January 2023, or earlier if possible.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Headteachers across both Trusts to lead on an exciting journey to help all Schools within both Trusts to provide an inspirational education for all, helping every child to achieve the very best that they can.

This post would ideally suit a teacher or leader that has led on teaching and learning; co-ordinated assessment or curriculum development within their own school, an Academy Trust, Local Authority or have been a Specialist Leader in Education for example.

The post provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to add significant experience of working for two developing, innovative and forward-thinking academy trusts.

For a confidential, informal conversation about this exciting role, please contact Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer via:

Candidates must only apply using the application form provided; CV’s will not be accepted.

Ad Astra Academy Trust and Ironstone Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for receipt of applications – 12:00pm, Thursday, 7th July 2022.

The interview process is to be undertaken on the 11th July 2022.

Requesting an application form

Application forms and further details are available via the Ad Astra website site:  

Completed application forms to be emailed to


Please note that we do not accept CVs.


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