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This job expired on 15 July 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,192.69 - £19,458.71 Annually (Actual) Grade 6 Pay Point 8-12 (0.74)

HLTA at St James CE Primary School, Hanney job summary

St. James is a ‘Good’ one form entry primary school at the heart of the village communities of East and West Hanney, Oxfordshire. We are an inclusive school and are passionate about the opportunities we provide to allow all pupils to flourish, both academically and personally. As a church school, our Christian ethos motivates all that we do. We offer our children an ambitious and enriched curriculum that has been carefully designed to develop their sense of Curiosity, Empathy and Adventure. Our vision is to provide an education which prepares all children to be: life-long learners, resilient risk-takers and courageous global citizens, so they can flourish now and in their future, ‘for the good of all’.

We are seeking a hard-working, positive Higher Level Teaching Assistant to provide PPA cover from Reception to Year 6 as well as support children aged 3-11 in class. The successful candidate should:

  • have exceptional communication skills
  • be an excellent role model
  • enjoy working within a team
  • ensure safeguarding is a priority at St James and will promote staff and pupil wellbeing
  • be well organised and efficient
  • be flexible, pro-active and show initiative
  • become fully engaged with the whole school community and will embrace opportunities to grow professionally
  • have high expectations of students
  • have a commitment to the Christian ethos of the school
  • be a qualified teacher/HLTA or a very experienced Teaching Assistant.

We can offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and supportive team.
  • A commitment to your professional development through an extensive range of forums, leadership development programmes and network groups as part of the Vale Academy Trust.
  • Friendly and well-behaved children who are curious and eager to learn.
  • A caring and inclusive school with attractive and purposeful learning environments
  • Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and the community .
  • Career opportunities as part of a successful, supportive and locally based multi academy trust
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a team who prioritise a healthy work-life balance.

The following criteria will be used for shortlisting purposes:
Be a qualified teacher or possess HLTA* qualification or equivalent qualification
Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to GCSE (Grade C+ /Grade 4+)
Experience of teaching or covering teachers in schools
Experience of teaching/supporting in more than one year group
Good understanding of child development and learning processes
* May consider exceptional candidates who are working towards/willing to work towards their HLTA qualification.

St. James CE Primary School is part of the Vale Academy Trust, with a number of schools located within one community, enabling leaders and staff to work collaboratively and efficiently together. There is an extensive professional network across the Trust which supports and enhances collaboration, research and learning opportunities for pupils, staff and parents. Together, we share a vision to ensure that children achieve the highest standards academically and socially.

We would be delighted to show you around our lovely school or answer any further questions you may have. Please contact the office to arrange this at office@stjamesce.vale-academy.org.

Application Procedure:

Applications will be considered as and when they come in. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form through My New Term. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. 

St James CE Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information. By applying for this role, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.

It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. For further guidance for applicants click on the this link List of offences that are not filtered

Our staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.

Commitment to safeguarding

SAFER RECRUITMENT STATEMENT

St James CE Primary School and the Vale Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check.

Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

The Vale Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ communities.

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About St James Church of England Primary School, Hanney

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Our Christian values of community, courage and kindness are key to the St. James family, a family that provides security and nurture, so that all can learn. We celebrate each other's successes and provide support and comfort through times of challenge, enabling all to thrive and flourish. 

We are stronger with all parts of our community working together - pupils, staff, parents, governors, the Vale Academy Trust, our surrounding villages, St. James Church and the wider community. This helps us to work 'for the good of all' and is an essential part of who we are.

Just as Jesus had his team of friends around him, including St. James, we are creating a school family that supports and motivates all to be the best they can be, 'for the good of all'.

We follow an ambitious and enriched curriculum that we have carefully designed to develop children's sense of curiosity, empathy and adventure, preparing children to go out into the world as life-long-learners; resilient risk-takers and courageous global citizens.

Finally, we are ambitious for all our learners and in our intent to be the first choice school in the local area.

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