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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 22.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus inset days)

Contract type

Fixed term - until 23.07.2025

Pay scale

Grade 5, Point 5: £12,292 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, empathetic individual, with experience of working with children in an educational setting. As a 1:1 Learning Support Mentor you will develop 1:1 mentoring arrangements with a named student to enable the pupil to agree plans and targets to move forwards. You will be supporting a student’s access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources and providing feedback on their progress as required.The successful candidate will be required to act as a positive role model to the students.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • Have a background knowledge of the Foundation and National Curriculum
  • Have the ability to empathise with students
  • Be able to lead and work effectively with small intervention groups of the most disadvantaged and highest needs students on the SEN register
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Have the ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the challenges of this role

What the school offers its staff

Charlton Horethorne is a lovely small rural school at the heart of the local community. In our school we believe that every child is special, and all our pupils are valued and nurtured by our hardworking, caring and dedicated staff. We believe that children learn best when they are happy and stimulated to learn. The school prides itself on supporting all it’s children in the classroom and on providing opportunities for children to take part in the maximum number of out of school activities.


SAST Benefits:

As part of SAST, we can offer you a range of benefits including:

  • High- quality CPD opportunities
  • A strong and highly experienced network of Trust senior leaders
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site nursery provision at some of our schools
  • Cycle to work scheme

Further details about the role

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the School, please do not hesitate to contact Katherine Vaughan, School Operations Officer on 01963 220345 who will be happy to arrange this.

You are asked to provide the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

Completed applications should be returned by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

SAST recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role may include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to-day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will meet the person specification and pass all safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Charlton Horethorne Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
54 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01963 220345

Charlton Horethorne is a lovely small rural school at the heart of the local community. In our school we believe that every child is special, and all our pupils are valued and nurtured by our hardworking, caring and dedicated staff. We believe that children learn best when they are happy and stimulated to learn. The school prides itself on supporting all it’s children in the classroom and on providing opportunities for children to take part in the maximum number of out of school activities.

Arranging a visit to Charlton Horethorne Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email katherine.vaughan@charltonhorethorne.somerset.sch.uk.

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