16 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 28.3 hours a week

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294 - £25,979 (actual) £16,075.94 - £17,190.94

Pay scale

Grade E - SCP 7 - 11

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant and School Pastoral Lead.

Main Duties

To work with and supervise groups of children or individual pupils under the direction/ instruction of teaching and/or senior staff. Assist and support with classroom and lunchtime behaviour management, preparation of work and the learning environment. Contribute to the raising of standards in pupil achievement. In addition, depending on the skills of the successful candidate, the role may include opportunities to lead extra-curricular sports clubs e.g. school football team.

Pastoral Lead

Provide emotional support and guidance to students, promoting positive mental health and well-being.

  • Implement pastoral support plans for students with specific needs.
  • Liaise with parents, teachers, and external agencies to provide holistic support for students.
  • Maintain accurate records of pastoral interventions, safeguarding concerns, and student progress.
  • Prepare reports on student progress and well-being as required.
  • Assist in identifying and reporting safeguarding concerns according to school policies and procedures.
  • Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in managing safeguarding cases, including attending meetings and contributing to case conferences.
  • Maintain accurate records of safeguarding concerns and interventions.
  • Keep up to date with best practices in pastoral care, safeguarding, and education.
  • Supporting the implementation and management of attendance systems, including monitoring registers and tracking student attendance data.
  • Actively contribute to Safeguarding team meetings, supporting DSL with decision making and action planning

Support for Pupils

  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.
  • Have an understanding of a range of strategies and interventions that can be used to support individual needs
  • Be aware of and respond appropriately to individual pupil needs ensuring effective interaction.
  • Ensure pupils’ safety whilst supporting access to learning activities.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence through targeted interventions
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and direction of the teacher.

Support for the Teacher

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
  • In liaison with the teacher, utilise strategies such as individual and small group interventions to support pupils in achieving learning targets.
  • Report pupil achievements, progress and issues as appropriate in agreed format.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
  • Administer routine primary tests.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour in line with established school policy.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake as required structured and agreed learning activities/learning programmes, taking into consideration pupil learning styles.
  • Undertake literacy/numeracy programmes, recording achievements and progress and providing appropriate reports and feedback for the teacher.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.

Support for the School

  • Support SLT in further developing a strong positive culture of safeguarding and wellbeing for staff and pupils
  • Be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection. Report all concerns to the appropriate person (as named in the policy concerned).
  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development/improvement plan.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of directed lesson time, including before and after school if appropriate and within working hours.
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school e.g. PTA events such as fairs and discos.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

The post holder may reasonably be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time


What the school offers its staff

About St Thomas C of E Primary School

We are a very successful, happy primary school built on Christian beliefs and values. Our mission statement of, Jesus said, ‘Come, follow me, live your life the way God wants you to’ is at the heart of everything we do and reminds to always strive towards being the very best version of ourselves.

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust (LDST) is a rapidly growing multi-academy trust at the next crucial stage of its development. It was established in 2017 by the Diocese of Liverpool to provide its schools with a Multi Academy Trust that has the vision and values of the Church of England at its heart. All of our primary schools are rated at least Good by OFSTED.

We are a church of England primary school in the heart of Lydiate. Our most recent OFSTED inspection was in July 2013, and all areas of the school were judged “Outstanding”.

Our school is built on a Christian foundation, and we put God at the centre of everything we do, equipping children with Christian values to prepare them for their lives. In fact our mission statement is based on the bible:

“Come, follow me and live your lives the way that god wants you to.”

Our aim is to develop both the character of our children and their academic understanding. We have high expectations of every child, and know that their potential is infinite.

This is supported by our six core values, one of which represents our focus each half term:

  • Compassion
  • Thankfulness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Peace
  • Forgiveness

Every individual plays a vital part in the life of the school, and our staff relish the impact that they can have. By joining us you will be part of a friendly and passionate team, whose opinions matter.

Working together with our amazing team you will deliver a broad an exciting curriculum, whilst sharing a zest for live and learning.

Commitment to safeguarding

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment to keeping children safe. Any offer of employment will be subject to statutory pre-employment checks including satisfactory references, online checks, Enhanced DBS, and Barred List checks. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020) and shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose any relevant criminal history prior to 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 gill.mccaldon@ldst.org.uk

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About St Thomas Church of England Primary School, Lydiate

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
240 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0151 531 9955

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Outstanding Christian Primary School.

We are a very successful, happy primary school built on Christian beliefs and values. Our mission statement of, Jesus said, ‘Come, follow me, live your life the way God wants you to’ is at the heart of everything we do and reminds to always strive towards being the very best version of ourselves.

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust (LDST) is a rapidly growing multi-academy trust at the next crucial stage of its development. It was established in 2017 by the Diocese of Liverpool to provide its schools with a Multi Academy Trust that has the vision and values of the Church of England at its heart. All of our primary schools are rated at least Good by OFSTED.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas Church of England Primary School, Lydiate

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gill.mccaldon@ldst.org.uk.

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