Principal:   Mrs L Rodham

New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) is in a period of transformational change. Currently, the Trust comprises of two large, state of the art, multi-million-pound secondary schools in North West Durham. Consett Academy, is a popular oversubscribed school, with 1562 students on roll. North Durham Academy, located in Stanley (980 students on roll) is also steadily increasing its student numbers.

We now need to drive rapid and sustained improvement by underpinning our academic team with high calibre support.


37 hours per week. Term Time + 2 weeks

Grade 4, £21,604 – £24,331 per annum (which reflects actual salary)

We wish to appoint an outstanding HLTA – SEND to commence employment as soon as possible.  The successful candidate will work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of students with a reading and literacy focus, promoting students’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.

The successful candidate will provide support to students, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement. You will also monitor students and assess, record and report on their achievement, progress and development through KS3 and KS4. Your role will complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or, short term, for whole classes. You will support with the resourcing and development of specialist learning needs areas, and actively support the implementation of promoting literacy and numeracy across the academy.

Prospective candidates who would like to arrange a visit or have a preliminary discussion with our SEND Manager please email our HR Team at hr@ncdat.org.uk whereupon a mutually convenient date and time will be arranged.

Please do not attach copies of CV’s/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.  Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Completed applications should be emailed to: HR@ncdat.org.uk by no later than Midday: Thursday 24th May 2022.

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. We have a robust Safeguarding Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment with the Trust.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children.

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Job Summary

Location: North Durham Academy
Salary: Grade 4, £21,604 - £24,331 per annum
Posted on: 11 May 2022
Closing on: 24/05/2022