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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    23 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Subject
Early years
Working pattern
Full-time
32.5 hours per week Monday - Friday
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£19,312 - £22,183 dependent on experience pro rata'd

Job summary

  • EYFS Teaching Assistant

    We are looking for a committed and motivated individual who would like to join our friendly and hardworking team as a teaching assistant working within EYFS. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced teaching assistant or someone seeking professional development. The post is full time but will accommodate any requirements for release if studying. West Town Primary Academy is a vibrant and happy place to work where all of the staff are dedicated to the support of our fantastic and eager to learn children.

    The role will require the successful candidate to provide general classroom support as well as focused provision for pupils with SEND. Previous experience of working with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition would be beneficial
    The ideal candidate will be able to work under the direction of the class teacher and SENDco to:


    • work with small groups of children to support their learning and deliver set interventions as required.

    • deliver specific one to one, or one to two sessions with children to help them progress through their personalised programmes of study.

    • contribute to the wider life of the academy.

    • encourage and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children.

      We are looking for someone who:


    • is committed to helping all children succeed

    • has a good understanding of how to support children with additional needs including SEND and EAL

    • has experience of supporting children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition and Speech, Language and Communication Needs

    • is kind, friendly and understanding

    • Is able to act on their own initiative

    • can form positive and caring relationships with children which motivates them to learn, grow and be confident

    • demonstrates excellent classroom practice with high standards of teaching and learning

    • is a good team player who is willing to commit time and enthusiasm to our wider team

    • is motivated, passionate and reflective about their work

      We can offer you:


    • Training for your role as appropriate to your needs and career aspirations including potential to pursue teacher training at a later date if required.

    • A friendly, supportive and positive team to work in

    • The chance to teach in our state of the art building

    • Regular TA training in house

      West Town is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

      To find out more about the post and the future vision for the academy please ask to speak to Sarah Baxter, Assistant Principal or to arrange a visit, Helen Buckley, Office Manager on 01733 852400.

      For application details visit our website at www.westtownprimary.org

      The closing date for applications is 12pm 23rd September September 2021 and interview will be held on Thursday 30th September 2021.


    Applying for the job

    To find out more about the post and the future vision for the academy please ask to speak to Sarah Baxter, Assistant Principal or to arrange a visit, Helen Buckley, Office Manager on 01733 852400.

    For application details visit our website at www.westtownprimary.org

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    Supporting documents

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    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 4 to 11
    Education phase
    Primary
    School size
    412 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 11
    Contact phone number
    01733852400

    About West Town Primary Academy

    We are a culturally rich city school with high aspirations for all of our children

    Quality Teaching

    Since opening as an Academy, West Town Primary has restructured its teaching team to provide smaller class sizes for many of our children, which enables a greater amount of quality first teaching to take place.

    We are fortunate enough to have a team of good and outstanding teachers who through bespoke in house training are helping to develop the next generation of teachers in partnership with our CMAT teaching school.

    We employ specialist teachers for Art, PE and Music to raise the quality of teaching and work produced, creating a sense of achievement and success for the children.

    We also work in partnership with Teach East, Peterborough’s School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) course, providing inspirational and effective training to the outstanding teachers of tomorrow.
    Environment

    We have just moved into our fabulous new state of the art building which has some impressive new learning spaces for the children including dedicated cookery and art rooms, a dance and music studio and two halls. The unique design includes large breakout work spaces which can be used flexibly for whole class or group activities and provide stimulating library and ICT stations. We have dedicated feature walls which will enable us to celebrate the children’s learning and display some of their artwork which has contributed to our gaining of the silver arts mark. We are now hoping to develop the grounds further to provide a sensory garden and outdoor music space, dedicated ball court, climbing and adventurous activities and outdoor wildlife learning area.

    We maximise progress and engagement in learning through adopting and refining learning techniques that work well for our children. There is a high emphasis on talk and questioning to enable children to think and reason deeply about their learning. Feedback, including marking is given a high priority as we use it effectively to move learning on, consolidate or relearn from mistakes immediately or in dedicated follow up sessions. We draw on the expertise of our specialist maths and science teachers to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of maths teaching and continuing to push our science learning having now gained the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark. We also use the basics of accelerated learning techniques through TASC and enterprise activities within and beyond the curriculum.

    Our classes are all named after famous children’s authors to help build a literacy rich environment in which children are surrounded by high quality written information and language on a daily basis. We have already developed a strong reading culture in the school and are now refining it to ensure that children understand the deeper meaning of what they read.
    A Sense of Success

    The academy believes in children achieving well and feeling a sense of success, in order for all children to achieve well there is a high emphasis on the quality of art music and PE through the provision of specialist teachers in these areas to lead and push the boundaries of these subjects within the primary age groups, as well as the traditionally tested reading writing and maths and science.

    We believe that children need to have the basic skills in place to access deeper learning so include daily reminder, rehearsal and refinement sessions on specific handwriting, calculation, tables, spelling, punctuation and grammar, to ensure that children develop fluency in these areas which enable them to access learning across the curriculum. The children are able to celebrate their steps of progress from their starting points and the longer term impact of this approach can be clearly seen in the amount of progress children make by the end of year six.

    Arranging a visit to West Town Primary Academy

    To find out more about the post and the future vision for the academy please ask to speak to Sarah Baxter, Assistant Principal or to arrange a visit, Helen Buckley, Office Manager on 01733 852400.

    School location

    Midland Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DD

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