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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 27 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: £14,750 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

An 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 and the ideal candidate will have already have some experience as a Teaching Assistant.

What the school offers its staff

Buckland 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.


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 Emma Holgate, School Administrator at office@bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.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 Buckland Newton Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
118 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Buckland 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.

Arranging a visit to Buckland Newton Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.uk.

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