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  • Application deadline

    20 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Term time
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 minus 1 hr lunch break Total hrs 30
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,933 - £19,698
Actual salary
£9.81 - £10.21 Per hour

Job summary

Advanced Teaching Assistant (ATA)


Federation of Fountains Earth and St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School

Based at: Fountains Earth – Lofthouse


ATA Grade D Points 4-6

£9.81-£10.21 ph

Minimum Age Requirement

16 years

Vacancy Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 minus 1 hr lunch break

Total hrs 30

Contract Type

Established variable hours

Weekend Working


Application Closing Date


Interview Date


Venue for Interview


Advert Details:

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational ATA, who will be working across all year groups supporting the teacher in our unique setting. This Teaching Assistant post would suit someone who is passionate and committed to helping children succeed and who already has experience.

We are a small, rural village primary school, set in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding with 11 children on roll. We are in a Federation with St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School and in the process of a federation consultation with Glasshouses school to become a three school federation.

Fountains Earth and St Cuthbert’s are Church schools following our Christian Ethos and Values ‘Learning and Growing Together’ whilst also using the CHAMPS values from Glasshouses (Choices, Honesty, Achievement, Manners, perseverance, Safe).

We are looking for a new dynamic and enthusiastic team member to join us at this exciting time, we can offer a wealth of experience and support across our three schools. We all work together as a team to support, encourage each other and make sure that everyone achieves their full potential.

As part of this role you will work under the direction of the teacher who is passionate about teaching & learning and giving children the best opportunity to develop each day. Duties will include leading small groups, phonics sessions, general classroom tasks across all year groups, along with break time supervision. We are looking for someone who has high expectations and can motivate and support children in their learning, in order for them to complete tasks and make good progress whilst having fun.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our energetic, committed and passionate team, where we strive to achieve excellence in all we do.

We are looking for:
• An outstanding practitioner
• A confident person with a passion and drive for improvement
• An awareness of national expectations across year groups
• Ideally, someone with sound phonics knowledge
• An exceptional ATA with an excellent knowledge of the curriculum and confidence to deliver learning in a fun and exciting way for all children
• Someone with high expectations of themselves and of children’s achievements, attainment and behaviour
• A hard working person who is driven and adaptable to change
• Someone who will work with a genuine child-centred approach
• A Teaching Assistant who puts children at the heart of all they do
• A strong communicator who has the ability to work as part of a team
• Someone with a strong commitment to ensuring excellent pupil progress
• A positive practitioner, who is organised and creative in their practice and who seeks to inspire and excite
• An innovative and inspirational adult, to both pupils and colleagues
• A team player who enjoys a collaborative style approach to working and learning
• Someone who is committed to raising standards and encouraging excellence
• A confident user of IT and computing resources in the learning environment
• Someone with basic Safeguarding training
• Someone who will foster relationships with the children, parents and the community, and also be able to communicate professionally with external agencies
• A fun and enthusiastic person who is ready to be part of something special

If you feel that this post is right for you, we can offer you:
• A strong caring ethos
• A welcoming and supportive team
• A fun learning environment with children who are ready to learn
• Supportive families who work in partnership with the school
• Continuous Professional Development
• A fun, vibrant and happy school where you can thrive and enjoy coming to work each day.

Applying for the job

Please send completed application via email to: bm@st-cuthberts.n-yorks.sch.uk or post to Angela Lumley, Business Manager at St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School, King Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5HS.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
82 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About St Cuthbert's Church of England Primary School, Pateley Bridge

Fountains Earth C of E Primary, St Cuthbert's C of E Primary and our Federation Nursery provide the highest quality education for children aged 3 to 11.

We are very proud of our schools and the rich and varied curriculum they offer. Both schools are very special places with a true family feel due to the small numbers on roll and a staff team that care deeply about the communities they serve. We have a strong Christian Ethos and high aspirations for all.

School location

King Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LE

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