5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade 3, Scale Point 5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Hours: 25 hours per week

Required for: immediate start

Contract: 2 Permanent Roles

Salary: Level 2 TA - Grade 3 – Scale point 5 to 7, approximate pro rata salary:

£16,704 to £17,214 (£27,030 to 27,855 full time equivalent)

We are seeking to appoint two Teaching Assistants for 1st September 2024. The role will be to work in class supporting the learning in all areas of the curriculum and supervising the children at lunchtimes. This post requires individuals with a love of working with children and a commitment to the school’s vision of striving for excellence. You would be joining a very supportive team and would receive good opportunities for professional development.

Purley Oaks is a very happy and thriving primary school. Our children are a pleasure to teach. In our previous OFSTED inspection (September 2019), when we were graded as ‘Good’, the inspectors commented, ‘Staff expect all pupils to work hard and be on their best behaviour at all times. Pupils rise to these expectations.’

As a classroom TA you will be working with a range of children, including those who may need additional support to overcome barriers that are hindering their learning, as well as assisting the class teacher.

Essential skills and abilities:

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • Minimum grade C English and maths GCSE
  • Experience of working with children with SEN
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Good understanding of child development and learning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A valid working visa/legal right to work in the UK

Purley Oaks Primary School is committed to safeguarding. The successful candidate will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

Please bring to the interview photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

VISITS TO THE SCHOOL ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

Applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to view by contacting Miss Lowe (PA to Headteacher/Office Manager):

020 8688 4268 or hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.

DATA PROTECTION

In line with UK General Data Protection Regulation(UK GDPR)and the Data Protection Act 2018(DPA 2018)the school is responsible for holding and data. We are required to share some data with our Local Authority, Croydon Council and the Department for Education. For further information please see our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices.

APPLICATIONS

Please complete the application and equal opportunities monitoring forms and provide a supporting statement which shows how you meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

AS A SAFER RECRUITMENT SCHOOL REFERENCES WILL BE SORT PRIOR TO INTERVIEW. PLEASE PROVIDE TWO EMAIL ADDRESSES ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM FOR YOUR REFEREES.

Application forms and supporting statements should be sent to: hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.

Closing Date: Friday 26th April 2024, 12.00 midday

Interviews: W/C 28th April 2024

Tenable: 1st September 2024

What the school offers its staff

Purley Oaks is a very happy and thriving primary school. Our children are a pleasure to teach. In our previous OFSTED inspection (September 2019), when we were graded as ‘Good’, the inspectors commented, ‘Staff expect all pupils to work hard and be on their best behaviour at all times. Pupils rise to these expectations.’ You would be joining a very supportive team and would receive good opportunities for professional development.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.
Photographic identification will need to be provided at interview.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to HR@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Purley Oaks Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
625 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
02086884268

Purley Oaks is a community school where our ‘staff share a moral purpose to give all pupils a rich education.’ - Ofsted 2019.

At Purley Oaks we believe our children can do anything if we give them the motivation and support. We are a three form entry primary school offering places from nursery through to year 6. Our school is increasingly popular and the established leadership team is committed to working towards excellence and achieving the best outcomes for all our pupils. We have high expectations of our children and offer a curriculum that is creative, balanced and fun; but more importantly based on the needs of our children. Our team of experienced staff are committed to ensuring that your child is fully prepared for every stage of their educational journey. Our goal is to equip them with skills that will enhance their future. There are no limits to what your child can achieve when they become part of the Purley Oaks community.

Our ethos is based on five themes: CARING, SHARING, LEARNING, LISTENING and OURSELVES. This ethos underpins everything we do. We provide our pupils with a rich social awareness and respect for others so that their contribution to the school community and society is both positive and one of tolerance. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes spiritual, moral and cultural values, as well as mindfulness and the physical health of our pupils, which unites our Purley Oaks community as we strive for excellence. We ensure that all our pupils understand these principals as they begin to make their own meaningful contribution to our school and the wider community.

Arranging a visit to Purley Oaks Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.

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