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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    16 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Part time: 26 hours as Classroom Assistant The successful candidate would also undertake a separate 6.25hr MSA contract @ £11.59 per hour to provide lunchtime cover

Contract type


Pay scale

Support Staff C4

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have any experience and/or training with children in the Early Years?

Do you have the patience to provide the emotional support and nurturing that the youngest pupils in the school can require?

Are you an excellent practitioner who knows how to motivate polite, well behaved children and support teaching colleagues to bring them on with their learning?

Can you embrace the challenge of supporting children to make progress with their learning regardless of their starting point?

Can you manage the daily challenges that come with supporting a child displaying behavioural difficulties and developmental delay whilst supporting that child to make progress despite those difficulties?

What the school offers its staff

We require 3 x 1:1 Classroom Assistants for EYFS from September 2024. These positions will require the successful candidate to work 1:1 in support of children with EHCPs. Initially based in EYFS, the successful candidate should be prepared to work across any age group within the school if required.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please make an appointment with the Headteacher, Mr Matthew Try, through the School Office at Hillcrest Primary School.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Downham Market, Hillcrest Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
465 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number

Hillcrest Primary School is a three-form entry Primary School, currently rated as Good by Ofsted (January 2018), on the outskirts of Downham Market. With less than a 5-minute drive to Downham Market Train Station, you find yourselves on a direct line to either Kings Lynn or London.

Hillcrest is in an exciting place, continually developing new ways of energising and motivating the next generation of pupils through the following means...
• Our bespoke Text-Linked Curriculum is designed to raise the profile of Reading and ensure the children see the links between all of their learning;
• Our Independent Learning programme encourages the children to take responsibility for their own learning and to make sensible choices that improve their outcomes;
• From September 2021 we have introduced an Outdoor Learning Curriculum which will take advantage of the wealth of outdoor space at our disposal, including a Forest School, to further engage the children with their learning

Arranging a visit to Downham Market, Hillcrest Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@hillcrest.norfolk.sch.uk.

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