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  • Start date details

    April 24

  • Closing date

    27 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 15 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,545

Actual salary

From £20,783 p/a

Pay scale

Derby City Grade E, pts 10-14

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have a passion to support additional needs children with varied ability levels? Are you looking for an exciting new role within a large, popular and thriving Inner City school? If so, and you can demonstrate that you are passionate about maximising the learning potential of all our children, then this role could be for you.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Additional Needs Teaching Assistant to work with reception children with special needs. You will be a qualified and experienced Additional/Special Needs Teaching Assistant who has recent experience within a primary school or nursery setting, and a strong working knowledge of the early years curriculum. You will ideally have experience of working with children with physical and educational difficulties. You will be able to demonstrate resilience and calm in stressful situations, focussing on solutions with patience, kindness and empathy. Your previous experience of supporting similar pupils will help your understanding and confidence in supporting a child and their family in overcoming barriers to their learning. The successful candidate must hold an approved Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.


What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting role for the right person to join our large, friendly and incredibly dedicated team of teaching assistants, supporting teaching staff and pupils across our School.

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.


Further details about the role

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

We warmly invite prospective candidates to visit the school to find out more about us and the role. To register your interest, please call the school office on (01332) 291140 or email jobs@arboretum.derby.sch.uk . Please also take a few minutes to watch our school video on our Welcome page of our website www.arboretum.derby.sch.uk to get a true flavour of Arboretum Primary School.

For application details, please see attached, or go to Join Our Team on the Main Menu of our website at: www.arboretum.derby.sch.uk where you will find job details and application forms. Please complete both the DDAT Support Staff application form and the Monitoring form. Note that the correct forms must be completed, and that CVs or other methods of application will not be accepted.

Applications should be emailed to jobs@arboretum.derby.sch.uk

Interview: Friday 8th March 2024


Commitment to safeguarding

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, online checks, completion of a probationary period, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Arboretum Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
639 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01332 291140

We are a large 635 place primary (which includes 20 children in our 2 year old unit and 78 in our 3 year old nursery), with a rich ethnic mix of delightful and well-behaved children. Our modern school has recently been refurbished and extensively extended and sits in large attractive grounds. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and the value we place in our dedicated and friendly staff teams. We are a popular school, and have a waiting list for most year groups.

Arranging a visit to Arboretum Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@arboretum.derby.sch.uk.

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