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  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Term time: 9am to 3.20pm 29.16 hours/week Monday to Friday term time only

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale

Grade 5 Point 5 at £12.18/hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential Qualities:

The successful applicant will have:

  • Knowledge and experience of supporting pupils with social and emotional needs
  • Experience of working with children with a statement/EHCP
  • Experience of organising visual timetables to establish clear routines.
  • Experience in liaising with parents and other external professionals e.g. Speech and Language
  • Experience of contributing to and implementing IEPs/PCPs/EHCP for the pupil
  • Experience of delivering specific programmes to small groups and individual pupils e.g. social stories to support social interaction
  • Experience in a role providing pastoral support for pupils
  • Some understanding of the demands the national curriculum and assessment and how this can be modified to meet

a learners needs

  • A willingness to participate in appropriate training
  • A willingness to adapt to change.
  • Patience, good humour and a genuine affinity with children.

What the school offers its staff

Career Progression and Staff Development

We are committed to developing our staff and to providing opportunities for growth. We want to encourage the career progression of our employees wherever possible, and support staff who wish to move between our schools and the Central Team when suitable roles arise. We also offer secondment opportunities when available.

At Empower Trust you would be working alongside excellent leaders in education, each with specific areas of expertise. We offer Middle and Senior Leadership development programmes, professional support networks and career development pathways for staff at all levels. In addition, we also have mentoring and coaching programmes, peer learning, internal and external CPD opportunities.

Health and Wellbeing Services

Working in education is a challenging job and the health and wellbeing of our staff is high on our agenda and a key priority. We have several Trust wide wellbeing initiatives that offer support and guidance for our workforce:

  • A Trust Wellbeing Strategy and Charter outlining our commitment to staff wellbeing
  • At least one trained Mental Health First Aider in every location, helping to embed our belief that physical and mental health hold equal importance
  • A network of Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health Leads who provide support, guidance, and signposting to colleagues across the Trust
  • A Future in Mind network representing all our academies, who signpost staff to wellbeing support and information, and ensure staff voice is heard
  • A designated Trustee sponsor whose role is to ensure staff wellbeing remains a priority
  • Wellbeing is a discussion item on each Trustee / Local Governing Body meeting agenda
  • Dissemination of annual staff wellbeing questionnaires to inform future actions
  • Active engagement in national and international awareness days
  • Working towards the Mental Health at Work Commitment and the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter

Employee Assistance Programme

We are committed to ensuring everyone at Empower Trust gets access to the support they need for personal issues as well as any work-related worries. Our completely confidential Employee Assistance Programme offers numerous services:

  • Physiotherapy and musculoskeletal (MSK) services
  • Confidential counselling via face-to-face therapy or secure online video sessions
  • Stress coaching
  • Support services for menopause, long covid, bereavement, cancer, cardiac conditions, lung conditions, medical trauma, mental health problems, motor neurone disease, orthopaedic conditions, multiple sclerosis
  • 24/7 GP helpline and prescription service, offering consultation, private prescriptions, open referrals, and fit notes
  • Surgical assistance programme

Flexible and Family-Friendly Policies

Our employment policies are flexible and responsive to promote diversity and equality, as well as attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities; job share arrangements, term time working and part time-roles; generous family leave packages; and compassionate or emergency leave.

Pension Scheme

We offer an excellent pension scheme with either the Local Government Pension Scheme (support staff) or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which include death in service benefits. As well as employee’s paying contributions into the scheme (banded, based on earnings level) Empower Trust also pays a generous contribution on your behalf.

Cycle to Work Scheme

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Other Benefits

  • Eye care scheme
  • Attractive annual leave allowance
  • Free on-site parking
  • In-house catering
  • Financial wellbeing support
  • Discounts for teachers – https://www.discountsforteachers.co.uk/

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.

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About St George's Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01743 357133

Age 7-11 Junior School
Years 3 - 7
Maximum 360 pupils on roll
12 classes

Arranging a visit to St George's Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email pacini.s@st-georges-jun.shropshire.sch.uk.

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