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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 25hours/25mins 39 weeks per year (including INSET days)

Contract type


Pay scale

Derbyshire County Council G7 Pt 8-11

What skills and experience we're looking for


Carry out the professional duties of a teaching assistant in accordance with the Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants and school's policies under the direction of the Headteacher. Working under the schools agreed supervision arrangements to carry out “Specified Work” as defined in Section 133 and Regulations of the Education Act 2002 in accordance with Section 4 of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.

Professional Standards

The role of the teaching assistant

The primary role of the teaching assistant should be to work with teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils while also promoting their independence, self-esteem and social inclusion. They give assistance to pupils so that they can access the curriculum, participate in learning and experience a sense of achievement.

Teaching assistants are an integral part of the school workforce representing a substantial investment of school funding. School leaders’ decision-making about the effective deployment of teaching assistants is crucial in making a difference to pupil achievement. Teaching assistants should act with honesty and integrity to uphold comparable standards to other education professionals, in order to make the education of pupils their first concern. By demonstrating values and behaviours consistent with their professional role, teaching assistants work with other education professionals within a common framework of expectations.

The four themes

The Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants are set out in four themes.

1. Personal and professional conduct

2. Knowledge and understanding

3. Teaching and learning

4. Working with others

What the school offers its staff

This vacancy is an excellent opportunity for a talented practitioner, who can have impact and make a positive difference to the lives of our young people. You will be joining Parkside at an exciting time in our incredible journey, as in April 2023 Parkside Community School joined Embark Federation as part of their trust and in November 2023 the school appointed a new Headteacher. The school benefits from a skilled and committed staff and since 2019, Key Stage 4 external examinations show pupils’ progress to be amongst the highest in the Local Authority with Y11 Progress 8 outcomes at +0.48 in 2023, the second highest in Derbyshire. Our last OFSTED Inspection in September 2022 stated that we continue to be a good school and we strive to continue to provide the very best life chances for all students in our community.

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 Parkside Community School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
Up to 600 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01246 273458

Arranging a visit to Parkside Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email srussell@parkside.derbyshire.sch.uk.

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