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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    1 December 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 27.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31.08.2023

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 Spinal points 05-06 £10.19 - £10.39 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a Level 2 SEN Teaching Assistant to our academy staff. The role requires applicants to enjoy working with children and as part of a team. The post is fixed term as it is reliant on the external funding linked to EHCPs.

Experience in supporting pupils with attachment difficulties and challenging behaviour is an essential to work within our academy as well as experience with working with children with SEND. Further training will be provided in these areas as well. A secure understanding of working using an attuned approach and the impact of adverse childhood experiences on a child are also needed. Mereside are committed to using a restorative approach to behaviour management.

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

What the school offers its staff

About us

At the core of our school is the Christian value of love. We welcome all to our community including those of all faiths and no faith. The following verses underpin our ethos:

John 13:34 “I give you a new commandment; that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”

Much of our way of working stems from this and other Biblical teachings. All members of our Academy community are treated with love and valued for the unique contribution they bring. Each child is considered a child of God and deserving of the very best education we can provide. As a member of our Academy community you can expect to always be supported, valued and be given the best CPD we can offer to help you be part of fulfilling our Academy’s vision.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mereside Church of England Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils, the successful candidate must receive a satisfactory enhanced DBS check before taking up the post. A declaration regarding spent and current convictions forms part of the application process. Online searches will be conducted prior to shortlisting and right to work checks will be completed at interview.

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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
378 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01743 356283

Situated in the historic town of Shrewsbury, Mereside Church of England Primary Academy is a proud member of St Chad’s Academies Trust.

Arranging a visit to Mereside Church of England Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@mereside.shropshire.sch.uk.

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