42 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    30 August 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,269.00 Annually (FTE) £21,569 Actual

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

We are looking for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to join our team and work closely with other members. This role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible when needed. The position will involve working with students across the entire school age range, from EYFS to Year 6.


We are seeking a confident and professional new member for our Teaching & Learning team. As part of your role, you will work in partnership with teachers to deliver learning activities to whole classes, as well as dedicate time to specific groups and individuals. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated candidate with the ability to use their own initiative to assess and evaluate pupils' needs, aiming to identify and resolve barriers to learning.

Sidegate is a friendly, caring primary school with high expectations for all pupils. Our staff team endeavours to provide a calm environment where good behaviour and mutual respect are modelled by everyone, and where everyone is valued.

If you share our ethos and values of 'Seize Opportunity, Create Success,' we would love to hear from you. This is no ordinary role – we strive to attract extraordinary people. We anticipate a strong field and reserve the right to move quickly for the right candidate.  We will review applications as they are submitted and may arrange interviews before the closing date or close the advert early if we have sufficient applications.

About you

Are you a practitioner who:

  • Is an excellent role model for children in everything you do?

  • Is able to communicate effectively with others?

  • Is committed to an inclusive education and raising standards?

  • Enjoys working within a team?

  • Is adaptable to changing needs and shows initiative?

  • Has a desire to be involved in school improvement?

  • Has high expectations of the children they teach?

In return we will offer you:

A thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence.

A supportive, welcoming community of professionals.

Extensive support and development opportunities.

Full details of the job description and person specification can be found in the attached document.

As a flexible working employer, whilst the hours would ideally be as advertised, we are happy to discuss reduced working days or hours for the right candidate. 

The academy reserves the right to interview suitably qualified candidates ahead of the interview date.

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)
Medical
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.


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)
medical
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 Sidegate Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
661 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Sidegate is a vibrant three-form entry primary school in the north of Ipswich. The school hosts a 25 place Specialist Education Unit for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, giving approximately 655 pupils on roll. The school boasts large grounds, an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and good ICT provision. We pride ourselves in the broad and engaging curriculum we offer our pupils; sport and culture

feature highly and are used to enhance the curriculum in all areas. The school received a “Good” Ofsted rating in October 2022. We were the first primary school in Suffolk to be awarded the prestigious Platinum Artsmark in November 2019; we also hold quality marks in RE, Science and Sport.

Sidegate became an academy in May 2014 with The Active Learning Trust (ALT). ALT encourages each of their schools to develop a curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils in the school. They work closely with the school, providing specialist advisory support as necessary. We work closely with other schools in the ALT Ipswich Hub and the Northgate Pyramid of Schools. ALT offers a comprehensive package of professional development opportunities for teachers at all levels, to support career progression

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