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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.

Current Vacancies

Grade 2 Teaching Assistant

Reporting to

Executive Principal/ Head of School   

Duration of Post


Work Commitment  

Monday to Friday


32.5 hours per week (8.00am- 3.15pm)


Grade 2 pt 3 FTE £18562 (pro rata £13874.46)

Start date


Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 30th Nov 2020


Shortlisting: Tuesday 1st Dec 2020

Interview date

Interview: Wednesday 9th Dec 2020


Please contact Sarah Morrison for an application pack


Telephone: 01226 284719

The Forest Academy - Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship - Barnsley 

The Forest Academy are looking for an apprentice to join the team and provide support for the day to day running of the school in a customer facing role.
Closing date: 29 Nov 2020
Weekly wage
Working week
Monday -Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm
Total hours per week: 37.00
Expected duration: 15 months
Possible start date: 14 Dec 2020
Apprenticeship level
Level 2 (GCSE)
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