13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Flexible: Ideally looking for 20 - 25 hours but days/ timings can be negotiated for the right candidate.

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months initially

Pay scale

Grade 5 to Grade 7 dependent upon experience

Additional allowances

An uplift in pay will be given for times when covering classes is undertaken.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to increasing pupil numbers into our popular school, the Governing Board of Coton-in-the-Elms C of E Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced teaching assistant to join our wonderful school.

It would be beneficial if you were interested in working alongside our SENDCO, to provide pastoral care. The successful candidate will work primarily within the Key Stage 2 classroom but also may be be part of our Reading Squad who will support the teaching of reading from reception to Year 2. We are a compassionate school who will consider a flexible working pattern for the right candidate.

The successful candidates must:

  • Be an enthusiastic and dedicated person who will encourage and engage with pupils.
  • Have the patience and understanding to work with young children demonstrating outstanding care and support for pupils.
  • Have experience in school working with pupils.
  • Have a level 3 or higher qualification in order to be able to cover classes this will be paid at the higher HLTA rate).
  • Demonstrate willingness to engage in professional development and whole school initiatives.
  • Have the ability to work as part of team, forming positive relationships with adults and pupils.
  • Be willing to complete any statutory training.

What the school offers its staff

In June 2023, the school had a full OFSTED inspection, and we are proud of our GOOD judgement with OUTSTANDING for Personal Development. We have an excellent staff team and our pupils are a joy to work with. We are committed to the wellbeing of our pupils and staff and have initiatives in school to promote this.

We are passionate about ensuring the very best quality education for our pupils and provide staff with high-quality training in order to provide this.

Commitment to safeguarding

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Applying for the job

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About Coton-in-the-Elms Cof E Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
139 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number

Coton-in-the-Elms C of E Primary School is a beautiful village school with approximately 140 pupils on roll, who are superbly behaved. Since September 2023 there has been a new leadership team in place, who have driven school improvement forwards and continued to ensure there is excellent provision for all its pupils. Our recent OFTSED inspection in June 2023 found the school to be good and outstanding for Personal Development. An accolade we are all incredibly proud of. We have a real commitment to our children, our staff and our community, and a focus on achieving the best that we can in all that we do, both inside the classroom and beyond. Wellbeing of staff and pupils is paramount and there is a Wellbeing offer for staff too in recognition of their dedication to the profession.

The school has experienced mentors, who will support new staff and offer ongoing professional development.

The year group and working pattern you will be working in is dependent upon the experience of the successful candidate and can be discussed at interview.
Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. These can be arranged by telephoning the School Office on: 01283 761361.

Arranging a visit to Coton-in-the-Elms Cof E Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lmcintosh@coton-in-the-elms.derbyshire.sch.uk.

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