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  • Job start date

    9 January 2023

  • Closing date

    16 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 December 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: Hours are 32.5 per week, term time only

Contract type

Fixed term - 6 months with the potential to extend

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,812 to £23,194

What skills and experience we're looking for


· To accelerate pupil progress by giving learning based feedback

· Working with an individual under the direction of teaching staff.

· Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate.

· Assist a pupil throughout the day, including break-time and lunch-time supervision and support, facilitating games and activities

· To assist a pupil with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.

What the school offers its staff

The school offers:-

  • opportunities for career progression and training
  • autsim and speech/language training
  • commitment to continued progress and high standards
  • an ethos of working together to improve
  • hardworking and committed staff, with a supportive parent body and governors
  • opportunities for professional development

Further details about the role

n fulfilling the requirements of the post, the post holder will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:-

· Establish positive relationships with the pupil.

· Support the pupil with making rapid progress.

· Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep the pupil on task.

· Interact with, and support the pupil, according to individual needs and skills.

· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources.

· Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour.

· Monitor and record pupil activities as appropriate writing records and reports as required.

· Provide feedback to the pupil in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher.

· To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher.

· To attend to the pupils’ personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters, including minor first aid.

· To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources.

· Assist with the development and implementation of EHCPs.

· Liaise with other staff and provide information about the pupil as appropriate.

· To assist with the display and presentation of pupil work.

· To assist with escorting the pupil on educational visits.

· Follow the schools safeguarding policy and procedures.

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 Richard Whittington Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
307 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

The Richard Whittington School is a vibrant exciting Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford.  We currently have 305 pupils from Nursery to Year 6.  There are 11 classes.  Nursery has its own building but the children spend a significant amount of time learning outside and often mixing with Reception. There is one class of Reception children, two year 1 classes and one year 2 class. Throughout the rest of the school there are  2 straight classes and one mixed age class in each phase.  The school benefits from significant parental support a committed Governing Body and dedicated staff; all of whom are committed to providing the best opportunities for all our pupils.

As a school we believe in the right of all pupils to achieve their full potential.  This means that we are continually asking questions about the way we deliver the curriculum and thinking of new and exciting ways to engage children in the learning.  The most important element of education for me, as Headteacher, is that we stimulate children’s interest in learning and then provide them with as many different opportunities as possible.  If we can switch children on to the excitement of discovery, of learning for learning’s sake and the enjoyment of knowing things at primary school, then we have set them up to be high achieving, well-rounded pupils.  We provide children with the chance to take risks in a safe environment.  This might be the chance to try new things, the chance to get things wrong without fear of ridicule or reprimand, or just the chance to see the world in a different light.   Children who take risks are the ones who achieve most success as they learn from their mistakes.  

School should be one of the most amazing times of your life because everything is new and undiscovered.  As a school we want to promote that feeling of wonder when children come into the classroom.  We want them to expect to learn and discover new things and to work hard to achieve more.  We have high expectations of ourselves and the children and only want the best that we can possibly offer in all aspects of education.

I hope that this philosophy excites you and gives you an insight into the culture that we are building at the Richard Whittington Primary School.  If you have any questions or queries please contact us.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@whittington.herts.sch.uk.

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