opportunity has arisen for a 1:1 Teaching Assistant position at Buckland Newton
Primary School. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a
named individual during the school day. The role requires excellent
communication skills, patience, and a passion for working with children.
Newton is a very successful village school and the highest achieving school in
the area. We are equidistant from both Dorchester and Sherborne and our school
is very much part of the local community – we have strong links with the local
church. We have wonderful support from the governing body, parents, a band of
volunteers from the community and our FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School).
We are committed to excellence in education and aim to excite children’s
imaginations through a range of engaging and challenging learning experiences
within a Christian environment.
You are asked to provide the following:
completed application form
- A letter
of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and
Completed applications should be returned by email
Should you wish to
arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact Emma
Holgate, School Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (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
This role is UK- based and your right
to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.
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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