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If you want to be part of a fantastic team who are committed to achieving fantastic things for pupils in Barnsley – we recommend you get in touch to discuss the possibilities.

We are always looking for experienced, enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to support us in our work.  The ability to work well in a team is essential and a desire to go on to study to gain further qualifications including Qualified Teacher Status is highly desirable. 

All positions which arise at Forest will be advertised via the Wellspring website and via the BMBC website - so do keep your eye out for opportunities as they arise. Should you wish to explore possible vacancies or to explore the possibility of securing work experience with us, p
lease contact one of our friendly staff in the office at The Forest Academy, Tel: 01226 284719 or 

The Forest Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We offer a range of programmes to support working in education:-

Teacher Training Student Placement: we are partners to Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds Beckett University, supporting trainee teachers gaining their qualifications from EYFS to KS2.

Barnsley College Apprenticeship and Placements: we support college students in both Childcare and Health and Social Care with placements to support their learning in a Primary educational setting. 

Postivie Regard Teaching School Alliance we support trainee teachers through placements for the ITT/School Direct programmes.

Current Live Vacancy:

Grade 2 Teaching Assistant

Reporting to

Katie Pierce

Duration of Post


Start Date

1st September 2022

Work Commitment  

Monday to Friday


30 hours per week (8.30am- 3.15pm)


Grade 2 pt 3 FTE £18887 (pro rata £13031.44)

Closing date

Thursday 9th June 2022


Friday 10th June 2022

Interview date

Thursday 16th June 2022


Please contact Sarah Morrison for an application pack


Telephone: 01226 284719