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  • Job start date

    2 January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only. 8.30am to 12.00pm and 12.30pm to 15.30pm

Contract type

Fixed term - 02/01/2024 to 31/08/2024

Pay scale

Grade 15 Point 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and training

GCSE or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and maths

First-aid training, or willingness to complete it


Experience working in a school environment or other educational setting

Experience working with children / young people

Experience planning and delivering learning activities

Skills and knowledge

Good literacy and numeracy skills

Good organisational skills

Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults

Skills and expertise in understanding the needs of all pupils

Knowledge of how to help adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs

Subject and curriculum knowledge relevant to the role, and ability to apply this effectively in supporting teachers and pupils

Excellent verbal communication skills

Active listening skills

The ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

Understanding of roles and responsibilities within the classroom and whole school context

Personal qualities

Enjoyment of working with children

Sensitivity and understanding, to help build good relationships with pupils

A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils, and promoting the ethos and values of the school

Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

Commitment to safeguarding pupil’s wellbeing and equality

Resilient, positive, forward looking and enthusiastic about making a difference

Capacity to inspire, motivate and challenge children and young people

What the school offers its staff

The Infants is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are confident, happy, and safe. We ensure that children can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic Infant School with a motivated and dynamic community.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment, all posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Clearance.

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About South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 2 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
103 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 7
Phone number
01460 240750

Infants and Pre-School

Arranging a visit to South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@southpethertoncofeinfants.co.uk.

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