General Teaching Assistant

Sicklinghall Community Primary School, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 4BD

This job expired on 30 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    30 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

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Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (01/04/2023 )


£18,198-£18,933 per annum pro rata

General Teaching Assistant job summary

GENERAL TEACHING ASSISTANT – Goldsborough Sicklinghall Federation, Sicklinghall Community Primary School GRADE C – 14 Hours per week, Term Time Only (8:30am – 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday). Additional hours may be available for the right candidate. Please state availability on application. Start Date: ASAP Here at Sicklinghall Community Primary School we offer a vibrant and inspirational curriculum in an idyllic village setting close to Wetherby. As part of the Goldsborough Sicklinghall Federation, our united team work relentlessly to ensure that every child in our schools receives the best education and the best support to meet the SEMH and SEND needs. Our ethos is very much about helping the children to be the best that they can be by developing the skills that are essential to them becoming upstanding members of the community. We believe that when you develop the personal characteristics for learning first, children have the confidence to shine. Working with children is the best job in the world and as a school we encourage all staff to lead interventions and to organise exciting projects across both sites in our federation. 2021-22 is a hugely exciting time for our school as we develop the curriculum further with staff training and resources at the heart of our journey; our children only have one chance at their primary education and in challenging times for education, we must let our passion guide us as we strive to ensure it is inspiring and engaging for every single pupil. Our Opportunity We are expanding our team due to two promotions for members of staff previously in role as a Teaching Assistant. We believe that a good Teaching Assistant can help develop the learning characteristics for a child’s whole school career. We are looking to appoint an inspirational Teaching Assistant, dedicated to embedding curriculum knowledge in practical and exciting ways that challenge and engage all learners in a Key Stage Two environment. With tailored support from your new colleagues and leaders, we will further develop you and give you the skills, encouragement and experience within the profession to excel as a Teaching Assistant within our unique federation setting. All we ask in return is commitment, a love of learning, initiative and pride in your work as you create those remarkable ‘lightbulb’ moments for our children. We are looking for: A skilled professional who has an engaging and dynamic style of leading interventions; A Teaching Assistant with an understanding of SEND and SEMH and the complex needs that make up any cohort of children; Someone who has the drive and ambition to make sure our children achieve their very best, promoting excellence within the class and Key Stage and sharing expertise across the federation; A character who has the drive to lead change to ensure that all children succeed; A Teaching Assistant with a flair for primary education who will embrace the challenges of supporting children in a mixed age class; A positive character who has initiative and is self-motivated, willing to embrace change. A Teaching Assistant who will notice the children and intervene accordingly, offering ideas and suggestions. We can offer you: A warm, happy school where we value each individual child and the community in which it stands; Happy, enthusiastic and well-behaved children, eager to learn; A school within a federation offering the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues; An opportunity for you to thrive as you continue your journey as a professional, accessing high quality support, training and resources our school leaders have to offer. Though we usually actively encourage you to visit and meet the children and staff, we are currently limiting people entering our schools. Please use the school websites and Twitter account (@GS_Federation) to gather information. Our website has a wealth of information on them and allows you to get a ‘feel’ for our values. You can read an up to date article about our Federation on page 4 of the Yorkshire Post Headstart Magazine by clicking here: https://online.flipbuilder.com/npuo/fohx/ We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response of candidates who meet the requirements OR should the recommendations from the Government or Department for Education regarding schools’ changes. All candidates are advised to submit their application ahead of the deadline. Candidates must ensure that they refer to the job description and person specification before making an application so that their application meets the criteria. Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, interviews may have to take place using technology and interview tasks may have to be completed at home or in isolation in school. To prevent risk to the children and staff, the interview will likely take place at a time when numbers of children on site are dramatically reduced. Advertisement open date: 12th January 2022. Closing date: 30th January 2022 at 23:59pm Shortlisting W/C 31st January 2022. Interviews 02nd February 2022. Application Forms should be submitted directly to adminscps@gsfederation.com The date of commencement for this post will be ASAP (February/March depending on notice period of the successful candidate) providing all safeguarding checks have been completed and returned to school. TA Role available at both schools in the federation. Please only submit ONE application form even if you are interested in both roles. Make it clear on your application form which role you are applying for / or if it is applicable for both adverts and ensure that you outline experience to meet the Essential and Desirable requirements.
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About Sicklinghall Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
57 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Sicklinghall Community Primary School is a popular, inclusive, rural school situated in an idyllic location in the village of Sicklinghall close to Wetherby.

Our school is an important part of the community, maintaining close links with the residents and St. Peter's Church.

As part of the Goldsborough Sicklinghall Federation, we are able to access many exciting opportunities for collaboration for both the children and staff. We are proud of our Human Values and the way we use these as the cornerstones to underpin our nurturing, family ethos, and the values that we focus on enable our children to become the most wonderful, well-rounded people, who are ready to have a positive impact on the world around them, now and in the future.

Our light and spacious school building set in extensive school grounds provides a wonderful learning environment in which all of our children can flourish.

Our aim, above everything else, is to ensure that that Social, Emotional, and Mental Health needs are met for every child on a daily basis. We know that when children feel safe and secure, and have the right mind-set, they are more able to tackle the curriculum, learn to the best of their ability and truly flourish in their primary education.

We value all children and we know them as individuals; we tailor our teaching to their distinct needs and focus on helping each child acquire skills for the 21st century. The curriculum that we offer develops inquisitive learners who are fully engaged in lessons, have high aspirations for their own future and evaluate their individual progress along the way. Threaded through every aspect of our teaching are the hidden elements of the curriculum, which we believe are the most important skills for later life. We help our children to develop resourcefulness (the ability to organise one’s own learning), reflectiveness (the ability to think about and evaluate one’s own learning and the world around them), and resilience (the ability to try several strategies and skills in order to succeed, persevering and not giving up).

Our wider curriculum is exciting and allows children to learn from the past and understand how to apply their understanding in their own future. The classroom environments focus on helping children to achieve their personal best while providing challenge and support at all levels. Our school instils positive attitudes for learning: active listening behaviours and children being dynamically engaged in their own progress is a vital aspect for ensuring success for all. We care about others and are tolerant, we embrace challenge, we encourage each other and we include everyone.

If you would like to visit the school and meet our charming, confident, and respectful children, please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment – we would be delighted to welcome you to Sicklinghall.

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