This job expired on 3 March 2023

  • Start date details

    Summer Term

  • Closing date

    3 March 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    31 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,968 - £24,054 FTE Grade 6 Sp 6-11

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a dedicated, enthusiastic and conscientious member of staff. You should be passionate about helping all children achieve their best. A willingness to embrace the Christian ethos and our attachment and trauma friendly approach to supporting pupils is essential for all applicants to posts within the academy.

The post is permanent (subject to successful completion of all checks and a six month probationary period). The role involves working with a high degree of independence and needs someone who is able to act with initiative and knowledge to offer in the moment support for pupils and staff, as well as identifying at a more strategic level, actions to be taken to address the needs of those pupils in the academy who are facing difficulties in school because of issues related to social, emotional, personal, behavioural problems or other factors. The role also involves helping pupils overcome their barriers to learning and fully engage with lessons to become more effective learners, and to improve academic and pastoral progress. It is a front facing role involving directly working with pupils and colleagues throughout the academy. You will offer direct support for pupils where needed to enable them to access learning as much as possible and develop the social skills to be able to enjoy and benefit from wider school life. You would also provide direct support to staff where needed in managing challenging behaviours and also provide professional development to empower staff in their roles, improving their practice.

What the school offers its staff

You will also be expected to take part in ongoing professional development yourself. This will be identified in conjunction with your line manager as part of appraisal processes.

Further details about the role

Please note that the ability to communicate easily with stakeholders and provide advice in accurate spoken English is also essential for the post.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mereside CE Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the job specifications and will be subject to pre-employment checks including and enhanced DBS, a medical and satisfactory references.
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About Mereside Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
364 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01743 356283

Primary Academy in Shrewsbury and proud to be part of St Chad's Academies Trust.

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