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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 Annually (FTE)

Learning Support Assistant job summary

This post is for 30 hours a week for 38 weeks a year

  • Are you passionate about improving outcomes for all children?

  • Do you have a proven track record of success of supporting pupils with varying needs across school settings?

Shotley is a unique, lively and inclusive community school with dedicated staff and community who strive to reach the school’s vision of ‘Nurturing a community of lifelong learners’. Based on the peninsula, surrounded by farm fields and overlooking the river, it is sometimes hard to attract staff to this remote area, but there is so much to offer just on the doorstep including maritime history, farm visits and a woodland school and allotments. The school is 20 minutes drive from the Orwell Bridge, so it is often easier to reach than some of our town centre schools.

As a school we focus on the Shotley Bees that include aims like: ‘Being Ready’,’Being respectful’ and ‘Being kind’. Our overall aim is that children leave us with the self-confidence, skills and strategies they need to succeed in the next step of their education. To do this we work together to help pupils identify their barriers and find solutions to overcome them and become the best version of themselves they can be.

We would like to encourage applicants to apply who:

  • are efficient, conscientious and enthusiastic

  • have a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and experience of SEND or an EYFS Qualification

  • believe that all children have the potential to do well.

  • have a calm and organised approach to working

  • are capable of working with and taking advice from external agencies

  • are confident and assertive in dealing with challenging behaviours

  • are interested in helping children to develop positive learning behaviours

  • can adapt to duties and responsibilities as per the needs of the pupils in your care

  • good English and maths skills

We can offer you:

  • the chance to be part of a small community that is part of the much larger ASSET family.

  • passionate and spirited children.

  • an opportunity to work with a friendly and skilled team of support assistants, teachers and leaders from across the Trust

  • a network of support across 14 ASSET schools and external providers

  • ongoing professional development to further flourish your career, including opportunities to be supported into HLTS and teaching roles.

Visits can be made available on request via admin@shotley.org.uk. Please return completed applications by email to the same address.

ASSET Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the job description and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and children's barred list check, health check, online search and satisfactory references. Copies of our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies are available on request.

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)
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.

This job post has expired.

About Shotley Community Primary School

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

School location

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