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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: 30 hours per week - Term time only.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 4 - £18,420 - £19,381

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a kind and creative Early years Teaching Assistant to join us on our journey. In this rewarding role, you'll play a vital part in fostering a love of learning in our youngest learners and supporting students with a variety of learning needs. You'll work alongside teachers to provide one-on-one or small group support, and empower students to reach their full potential.

This position is contracted to a 30 hours per week Term Time Only. This means you will mainly work when the school is open to pupils and will not need to work during the school holidays unless the contract requires you to do so. In total you will be in work for a minimum of 38 out of 52 weeks.

Please note the hours for this position will either be an early shift 7.30am - 1.30pm, or a late shift 11.30am - 5.30pm.

Job Purpose

  • To provide high standards of care and play opportunities for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old in a safe, secure and stimulating kids club environment.
  • To provide supervision of pupils during the lunchtime period both in the dining area and during playground activities.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a school environment.
  • Ideally possess prior experience within a similar role.

Due to the city centre location of Crown Street Primary, there is no dedicated staff parking available. The site is however accessible via great public transport links, tram and train stations are located within a 6 minute commute (0.6miles) of the school. In addition we have a wide range of employee benefits available to support public transportation, including an interest free loan for the purchase of annual travel tickets and a Cycle to Work Scheme. Furthermore we provide onsite secure cycle parking for staff.

A full application must be submitted as CV’s will unfortunately not be accepted in line with our safer recruitment process. Should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 549 7000 or via e-mail at;recruitment@laurustrust.co.uk

Closing Date: Wednesday 5th June at 9am.

We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

Interview Date: Friday 14th June.

Please note interviews will be held at Woodford Primary School, Stockport.

What the school offers its staff

Due to continued growth and success the Laurus Trust is delighted to announce the opening of Crown Street Primary School in September 2024. Crown Street Primary School will provide 30 Reception places initially and up to 24 Pre-School places. We will add a further Pre-School and Reception class each academic year, until we have pupils in every year from Pre-School to Year Six in September 2030.

Located in the Deansgate-Castlefield area, Crown Street Primary is part of The New Jackson Street development. Nestled between Elizabeth Tower and The Blade, Crown Street will be an inclusive, non-selective, non-denominational one-form entry school where all pupils can thrive regardless of background or circumstance. Being the first primary school to be built in the city centre for 20 years, this is a unique opportunity to help shape the school from the very beginning.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Laurus Trust

Multi-academy trust

The Laurus Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), committed to providing exceptional academic education to its family of schools across Stockport, Manchester, Tameside, and Cheshire East. Schools under the Laurus Trust consistently achieve outstanding results through a relentless pursuit of excellence and a dedication to student success.

Cheadle Hulme High School is the founding school of the Laurus Trust and was rated ‘Outstanding’ in the school’s last inspection and regularly features in the The Times and The Sunday Times Parent Power listing. The Trust’s commitment to excellence is evident not only at its founding school, but also in the outstanding achievements of Laurus Ryecroft, Laurus Cheadle Hulme, Didsbury High School, and Gorsey Bank Primary School – all receiving the top rating from Ofsted in their most recent inspections.

The Laurus Trust is continually growing, managing a comprehensive network of four primary schools, six high schools, and four established Sixth Forms. Their commitment to growth continues in September 2024 with the opening of Crown Street Primary School, the first new primary school in Manchester City Centre in nearly two decades.

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