7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Key stage
Early years
Working pattern
Full time
37 Hours, term time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Ending 31/08/2022)
Grade 3 £19,312 to £19,698 FTE, actual salary £16,518 to £16,848 (with under 5 years’ service)

Job summary

Nether Edge Primary School
Post: Early Years Teaching Assistant Level 2
Contract type: 37 hours/39 weeks
Contract term: Fixed Term, Ending 31 August 2022
Salary: Grade 3 (£19,312 to £19,698 for a full time member of staff,
Pro Rata Salary: £16,518 to £16,848 (with under 5 years’ service)
Commencement Date: As soon as possible

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Early Years Teaching Assistant at Level 2 to join our hardworking and supportive team. We are an outstanding school who always work hard to make our practice as good as it possibly can be for all the children.

This role is to work in a team of Teaching Assistants and to assist with assessing and teaching the children within our specialised assessment system. A passion and understanding of early years reading and phonics is a key component of our teaching.
The right candidate will:
- deliver high quality support/interventions for both groups and individuals
- develop positive relationships with students, parents and staff
- have strong Numerical Skills
- have experience ideally gained within a busy and demanding environment
- have an ability to work using their own initiative
- have an alignment to a can-do culture
- possess the capability to maintain effective relationships
- have a high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults
- display the talent to adapt to changing situations and learn new skills
- own a keen eye for ensuring the safety of our pupils
- hold strong principles that are aligned with the school

We are passionate about enabling all our students the very best start in life at Nether Edge Primary School. Great support staff make a difference.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a Mercia Learning Trust Application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk. Please note we do NOT accept CV’s or Council Application Forms.

Closing Date: Sunday 31 October 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 8th November 2021

The Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

The ability to converse at ease with students and members of the public, and to provide advice in accurate spoken English, is essentially to the role.

Applying for the job

The Application Process
We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact the school on 0114 255 0926

To apply, please email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or send it in the post to:

HR Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
S7 1RB

Closing Date: Sunday 31 Octber 2021

Interviews: Week Commencing 8 November 2021

All applications that have been submitted electronically will receive an email confirming receipt.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s or Council Application Forms - applicants must submit a Trust Application Form.

Please also note that in all cases written references will be taken up BEFORE the final selection stage.

An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Some of our vacancies are designated customer facing roles under the fluency duty and require a specified level of spoken English. Where this is the case, it will be clearly stated in the advert and person specification.

If you have any further queries on any aspect of the application process, please contact
The HR team, by emailing recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
436 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Nether Edge Primary School

Headteacher’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in joining Nether Edge Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great school and to play a key role in shaping the provision of education for our children.

Nether Edge is a happy, thriving school providing high quality education both in the classroom and throughout a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We are very proud of our children and believe they should perform well academically and also develop as people.

Nether Edge Primary is part of the Mercia Learning Trust along with King Ecgbert School, Mercia School, Newfield School, Totley Primary and Valley Park Primary.

Our expectations for every Nether Edge child are high; excellence and enjoyment are at the heart of all we will seek to do. We believe in the potential of every child, providing opportunities and enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

Our staff team are central to our success. They drive and accelerate the outstanding provision we offer to our community and we want the very best people to join us.

If you feel you have the skills, drive and ambition to help support our aims then please do read on.

Michele Nott

School location

Glen Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1RB

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