1:1 Teaching Assistant

Ivy Lane Primary School, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1HE

9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 25 hours per week, 8.30am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 2.30pm Monday to Friday, 38 weeks per year (term time only, excluding TD Days).

Contract type

Fixed term (9 months)

Full-time equivalent salary

D4-D6 £19,264- £20,043 pro rata

Actual salary

£10,883 - £11,323 per annum

1:1 Teaching Assistant job summary

1:1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit a temporary member of staff to perform the role of

1:1 Teaching Assistant based at Ivy Lane School.

Temporary 1:1 Teaching Assistant – 25 hours per week, 8.30am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 2.30pm Monday to Friday, 38 weeks per year (term time only, excluding TD Days).

Fixed term until July 2023 – maybe extended depending on funding.

Salary range: D4-D6 £19,264- £20,043 pro rata, actual salary £10,883 - £11,323 per annum

Required to start: as soon as possible after interview.

Do you want a job where you can inspire and make a difference to the lives of children?

If the answer is yes, then Ivy Lane Primary School is the place to be!

Ivy Lane School is a two-form entry Primary School in the centre of Chippenham, Wiltshire and is part of the Pickwick Academy Trust. We believe in ‘Learning for Life’, aiming to equip every child with both the skills to be successful beyond their primary years and a life-long appetite for learning. The school community really is a special place to learn. Our recent Ofsted Jan 2022 recognised this; ‘Teamwork is central to the work at Ivy Lane to ensure pupils are educated and nurtured well.’

Our school values of ‘Learning, Environment, Others and Ourselves’ underpin our ethos. We place a huge importance on outdoor learning and are very lucky to have Forest Schools Provision. We also have an extensive provision of social and emotional support for our children. In April 2022, we opened our onsite nursery classroom in our recently renovated building which houses Early Years and Year 1 and extended our school age range to 3-11.

We are looking to appoint a new member to our team to perform the role of 1:1 Teaching Assistant at Ivy Lane Primary School.

As a Teaching Assistant you must be committed and flexible, be able to support groups and individual children with their learning. Being able to work as part of a team is essential as well as being able to use your own initiative. The successful candidates will need excellent communication and liaison skills and will be closely supported by a class teacher and wider team.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting a pupil learning 1:1 work. The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the pupil.
  • Supporting pupils self-esteem, inclusion and behavioural development
  • Provide physical/personal care to pupils where required
  • Supporting the Teacher/s
  • Supporting the curriculum - Support the delivery of the English and Mathematics curriculum along with other aspects of both the National Curriculum and the enhanced curriculum offered by the school.
  • Support the school e.g. assisting with setting up, storing and retrieving and general maintenance of classroom equipment and teaching aids.

We are keen to hear from individuals who are patient, calm, organised and adaptable. Being able to work as part of a team is essential, as well as being able to use your own initiative. A positive outlook and a sense of humour is essential.

The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This will involve undertaking annual Safeguard training and using school reporting systems for any Safeguard concerns.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged so you can get a flavour of our fabulous school! Please contact Mrs Kerry Nowosielski (Admin Officer) on 01249 652556 if you would like to arrange a visit in September.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information.

Interested candidates are required to complete and return an application form by 12pm on Tuesday 4th October 2022

Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 13th October 2022

Please download an application form and information pack from our website www.ivylane.wilts.sch.uk. (This is shown under “News & Events, Vacancies”). Please return your completed applications to admin@ivylane.wilts.sch.uk

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Our aim is to ensure that no applicant or employee is discriminated against or is disadvantaged by policies, procedures, conditions or requirements.

Applying for the job

Interested candidates are required to complete and return an application form by 12pm on Tuesday 4th October 2022

Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 13th October 2022

Please download an application form and information pack from our website www.ivylane.wilts.sch.uk. (This is shown under “News & Events, Vacancies”). Please return your completed applications to admin@ivylane.wilts.sch.uk

About Ivy Lane Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
399 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Do you want a job where you can inspire and make a difference to the lives of children? Would you like to join a ‘good’ school where teamwork is highly valued and ‘Leaders are determined for all pupils to reach their potential.’ Ofsted Jan 2022

If the answer is yes, then Ivy Lane Primary School is the place to be!

Ivy Lane School is a two-form entry Primary School in the centre of Chippenham, Wiltshire and is part of the Pickwick Academy Trust. We believe in ‘Learning for Life’, aiming to equip every child with both the skills to be successful beyond their primary years and a life-long appetite for learning. The school community really is a special place to learn. Our recent Ofsted Jan 2022 recognised this; ‘Teamwork is central to the work at Ivy Lane to ensure pupils are educated and nurtured well.’
Our school values of ‘Learning, Environment, Others and Ourselves’ underpin our ethos. We place a huge importance on outdoor learning and are very lucky to have Forest Schools Provision. We also have an extensive provision of social and emotional support for our children. It is an exciting time for Ivy Lane with the completion of our new build in May 2021, in which our Early Years and Year 1 classes are based. It is a state of the art, modular building with large open plan classrooms and outdoor space. In April 2022, we opened our onsite nursery classroom, extending our school age range to 3-11.

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