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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours per week, term-time only (plus 5 days)

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31st August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 - £24,294 (FTE)

Pay scale

Grade 4, Point 5 to 7 (NJC)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for six dynamic, committed and innovative individuals to join our team as Achievement Support Assistants. These roles come about as a result of an increasing number of complex pupils joining the school as well as the school’s collaboration with the Local Authority in opening a SEND unit on site for up to twenty children.

You may be deployed into any phase of the school, including the SEND Unit and your role and responsibilities may be varied. For example, you may be asked to support individual and groups of children within the classroom, or may be required to carry out interventions in a specific phase of the school. Whatever your role, you will play a key part in shaping the direction of our school, through your unwavering support for our children.

As a school with a very high proportion of pupils with additional needs, a willingness to work with children with very complex needs is desirable, as is a willingness to undertake further additional training.

If you are ready for a challenge, have a positive outlook and want to develop your understanding and skills in a supportive Trust, then we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidates will:

- Have an understanding of how children learn and how to get the best from them

- Have experience of working in a primary or nursery setting

- Be a team player, willing to go above and beyond for our children

- Have excellent interpersonal skills

- Be understanding and have empathy with children

- Have a passion to work with vulnerable children and be flexible to meet their needs

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

- Delightful children who love being in school

- Hard-working, motivated and knowledgeable staff, who work together in the best interests of children

- Opportunities to work with colleagues across our schools

- Investment in your development, through targeted CPD

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to Emily.Mansfield@hcat.org.uk

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About Dorchester Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
319 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01482 825207

Arranging a visit to Dorchester Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Emily.Mansfield@hcat.org.uk.

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