Learning Support Practitioner/TA

Yew Tree Primary School, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4DX

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Level 3, Grade D £20,903 - £24,491 (pro rata) Actual Salary: £16,383 - £19,195

Learning Support Practitioner/TA job summary

We are looking to appoint an innovative, creative and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join the Yew Tree family. The appointed candidate will need to be able to demonstrate commitment to make a positive contribution to our school. We have an expectation that all staff work to a high standard and have a conscientious approach to their work. The appointed candidate must work effectively as part of a team but also demonstrate the ability to use their own initiative. You will need an understanding of the curriculum and assessment expectations as well as a range of experience in working with SEND children. Experience of working in EYFS would also be beneficial. We are interested in hearing from individuals with a range of talents, experiences and skills which will offer something unique to our school community. Working at Yew Tree is more than a job; It is being a part of our family – our community! We are looking for somebody who is:

  • Passionate about education.
  • Confident and up-to-date with curriculum & assessment strategies.
  • Able to create an exciting learning environment for our pupils.
  • Capable of delivering an outstanding quality of teaching.
  • Committed to developing every child
  • Able to meet the differing needs of children in their they work with.
  • Committed to working closely with the school community.
  • Willing to work as part of a team.
  • Able to foster and develop a caring ethos. 

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • A supportive environment in which relationships are nurtured
  • A dedicated, friendly and passionate staff
  • A commitment to continued professional development
  • A commitment to high standards and continual improvement
  • Enthusiastic and caring pupils who work hard
  • Modern facilities and extensive grounds to inspire learning
  • Strong ICT infrastructure and an extremely well-resourced school
  • Access to coaching and mentoring from a strong senior leadership team

Applying for the job

For more information on the role please refer to the Job Description and Employee Specification or contact our Business Manager, Abeda Begum

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Yew Tree Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
644 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01922 626926

We are a friendly three-form entry primary school with a nursery class. We are looking for a committed TA, capable of providing high quality teaching & learning support, to join a supportive team of staff who passionately believe in providing the best education for our children.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Yew Tree as we moved in to a brand new £7m building in November 2019 and we are now developing areas of our site to enhance provision. Our head teacher took up his position in January 2020 and is looking to build a team of people who passionately believe in our five core values (responsibility, respect, courage, ambition & pride) and our vision of ‘Learning Without Limits’ for all of our children.

Yew Tree Primary School complies with all aspects of the Equality Act and there is an expectation of all staff to also show support the protected characteristics. Any posts are subject to approval of two references and subject to any necessary safeguarding checks.

Closing date: Monday 3rd October – 9.00am
Interviews: Monday 10th October

For more information on the role please refer to the Job Description and Employee Specification or contact our Business Manager, Abeda Begum

All applications are returnable to hr@yewtree.sandwell.sch.uk.

Arranging a visit to Yew Tree Primary School

Visits can be arranged by contacting the school. However, candidates are also invited to view our website, Twitter feed and the virtual tour of our school which is available at: https://aperture360.s3.amazonaws.com/tours/Yewtree/index.htm

We would also be happy to arrange a phone conversation with a member of the Senior Leadership Team if candidates have any questions. This can be arranged by contacting the school

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