13 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 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

£14,964.00 - £15,748.00 Annually (Actual) Annual actual salary given for 5 days (30 hrs). Part time also considered.

Learning Support Assistant job summary

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to support pupils with special educational needs.

This role is for term time only (38 weeks) including a proportion of insets days. Hours are 8.30am until 3.00pm and applications for both a full week (Monday to Friday) or part week will be considered and discussed at interview. The role is fixed term based until August 2027. There is also scope for additional hours after school to assist with our popular extended care club.

The role will include:

  • 1:1 assistance with SEN children using both our indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Small intervention group work
  • Some support in class alongside a class teacher
  • Playground duties at playtime and lunchtime.

The successful candidates will work within a hardworking, dedicated and friendly team. There are excellent opportunities professional development and there is strong support for staff welfare.

The successful applicant will:

  • be able to develop positive relationships with pupils
  • have a calm, patient and caring attitude
  • be an effective team member

Knowledge and experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs is desirable but not essential.

You must be able to support the distinctive Christian ethos of the school but you do not have to be a practising Christian. Valley End CofE Infant School is part of The Good Shepherd Trust. Please take the time to look at our website which will give you more information about our school, our ethos, aims and values.

Please note that we will take up references before the interview. It is essential therefore, that all reference details supplied are correct, up to date and include a current email address.

Applications will be considered as they are received and interviews held on a rolling basis. The school reserves the right to appoint at any point.

Valley End enjoys a successful, nurturing environment for both children and staff. The School and The Good Shepherd Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our employment practices reflect this commitment.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks.

We are actively seeking to diversify our workforce and encourage applications from all candidates particularly those who are from BAME groups or have disabilities.

Please see the attached job description for further details.

Commitment to safeguarding

Valley End recognises its responsibilities for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment in line with Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004, the DfE Working Together To Safeguard Children guidance and the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 documentation.

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About Valley End CofE Infant School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 180 pupils
Age range
5 to 7

Valley End C of E Infant School is a very special place. The school has a family feel and everything that we do is underpinned by excellent teaching and learning and our strong, deeply embedded Christian values. At Valley End we are a ‘Caring Christian Learning Community’. We dedicate ourselves to serving the children and families and make it our mission to ensure that everyone can flourish.

We believe in educating the ‘whole child’ and we are committed to encouraging children to work to high academic, spiritual and social standards. We insist on excellent behaviour and we aim for all of our children to leave us as confident, well-rounded, thoughtful and caring individuals. Valley End pupils love learning and they benefit from an engaging, challenging and knowledge-rich curriculum delivered within our world-class facilities.

Our values of love for all, joy, respect and forgiveness underpin all that we do.

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