Charmouth Primary School and Nursery in West Dorset is situated on the beautiful Jurassic Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This modern, purpose-built school lies in the heart of the traditional seaside village, only a stone’s throw from the beach where the school extends its learning with outdoor activities including rock pooling, art, beach cleans and more.
The school provides for children from the age of three, offering a friendly, safe and nurturing environment with excellent connections with the local community. Based on the edge of west Dorset and East Devon, the school can be reached from Exeter, Taunton and Weymouth.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to work 5 mornings a week 8:40am - 12:00pm. This is a temporary position to start as soon as possible.The role will run until the summer term initially.
As an experienced Teaching Assistant, we expect you to be enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individual who can demonstrate effective working alongside the class teacher across all areas of the curriculum.
- To promote inclusion through the development of social skills, language and emotional well-being.
- To liaise with other professionals both within and outside the school.
- To show a high degree of initiative and be able to react to given situations with integrity and compassion.
- experience in working with children with SEMH
- experience supporting children with language delay and social communication difficulties
- experience supporting children with behavioural difficulties
This role is offered on a fixed term basis linked to funding.
You should have a good standard of general education, specifically good numeracy and literacy skills. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude and can-do approach. The successful candidate will be friendly and approachable, with a good sense of humour.
Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01297 560591
Why work for us
Whatever role or level, we are committed to supporting staff in their professional development and offer a wide range of benefits including:
Professional and career development pathways, coaching and mentoring
Fast-track process to explore new opportunities across the trust family of schools
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme.
Access to a free and confidential employee wellbeing programme
Tax-free cycle-to-work scheme
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure. Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.
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