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Job Vacancy Teaching Assistant

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dedicated and highly effective Teaching Assistant who is committed to supporting our children’s academic and pastoral development. The position is to start from January 2024. 

We were judged to be a good school by OFSTED in June 2023 and the lead inspector noted that ‘staff and pupils have a strong bond’ and that ‘all staff are proud to work at the school. They feel part of a dedicated and cohesive team.’

Learning Support Assistant Level 2

Contract Type:            Fixed Term 31st July 2023  

Working Pattern:        Term time  

Working Hours:           Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 3.30 pm

Hours: 32.5 per week   Term time only, plus school training days (including half an hour lunchtime duty) 

Required to start as soon as possible subject to satisfactory clearances.

The role 

The Governors wish to recruit a learning support assistant qualified to Level 2 to provide classroom support across the whole school in line with the Inclusion Policy.  This will include delivering specific SEN provision for children with specific and complex educational needs

We are looking for a practitioner who:

  • Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Is motivated and passionate to achieve the very best for the children in our care.
  • Flexible and supportive of other staff.
  • Relishes the opportunity to support children with additional needs.
  • Takes their own initiative to assess and evaluate pupils’ needs.
  • Has excellent communication skills and a sense of humour.
  • Can support children holistically.

Key requirements

  • Teaching Assistant Qualification to at least NVQ Level 2, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths at grades A – C.
  • Committed to own professional development, and be willing to undertake appropriate training.
  • Good communication and listening skills and be able to present information verbally and in writing.
  • Some experience in delivering intervention programmes for small groups and individuals is desirable.
  • Able to feedback information to teachers and other staff.
  • Understand school’s policies and how they relate to local and national frameworks/policies (e.g. child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities, SEN). 
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.
  • Able to use ICT effectively to support learning.
  • Can adapt planning if required. 
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude, able to solve problems and exercise initiative.
  • Demonstrate full understanding of safeguarding issues within a school setting. 

What can we offer you?

  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues.
  • A place where you will feel valued for your hard work.
  • A growing learning community with opportunities for CPD.
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference.
  • An environment that supports well-being.

If you are interested in the role please complete an application form and return to Sarah Martin or Kayleigh Burton by email admin2001@welearn365.com by Tuesday 19th December 2023.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to enhanced DBS Disclosure.