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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
37.5 hours a week
Contract type
United Learning Support Staff Pay Scale (from £21,064 per annum, full time equivalent)

Job summary

The Primary Phase of William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is one of the most over-subscribed primary schools in Manchester. We have an excellent reputation and high aspirations for all of our children (approx. 500), who enjoy a diverse curriculum and are equipped with the skills that will help them to become responsible members of the local and global community. “In the primary phase, there was an ‘electric’ atmosphere in many classrooms. This is because teachers plan the curriculum effectively and pupils enjoy their learning” (Ofsted, May 2019).

The role:

Reporting to the Primary Phase Headteacher, an opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant (Level 3) to join the Primary Phase Team, where the duties will include:-

Assisting with the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the class teacher, including delivering specific parts of the curriculum or structured interventions to groups of pupils if required, and assessing pupils’ progress and reporting it to the class teacher.
Planning and delivering whole class teaching cover, for example, during a teacher’s PPA or to cover sickness absence
Undertaking marking of pupils’ work and invigilation/tests as required
Assisting with the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for individual pupils and helping to monitor their progress, including attending relevant meetings such as statutory reviews.
Working with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.
Assisting class teachers with maintaining student records, including observations and assessments.
Supporting individual pupils with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
Administrative duties such as preparing and presenting displays of pupils’ work, photocopying and other tasks to support teaching and learning.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children. You will be patient, caring, supportive and willing to work with a committed staff team. Experience of supporting SEN children and working with groups of children, would be an advantage. The ability to work and communicate well with parents is essential for this post.

You will have:

Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or higher
At least 3 years’ experience in supporting children’s learning in a Primary school setting
Good numeracy and literacy
Ability to communicate well with colleagues and parents
Ability to work well within a supportive teamwork structure
Ability to take direction but be prepared to take initiative when required
Creativity and imagination showing an ability to adapt teaching styles to the needs of pupils
Sound ICT skills
Natural authority

Please note, this is a full time, term time only role, and the salary has been pro rata'd accordingly. The actual salary will be from £17,167 to £18,842 per annum.

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School overview

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 3 to 18
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1518 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

About William Hulme's Grammar School

William Hulme’s Grammar School is the second most over-subscribed school in Manchester and one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. WHGS is an all-through (3-18) Academy of over 1450 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Academy has a relatively new Sixth Form Centre, a two-form entry Primary Phase and has specialist rooms in the Secondary Phase, including fully equipped science labs, a library, ICT resource centre, music practice rooms, design, technology and art rooms. There is also a sports hall with changing facilities, along with full kitchen and dining facilities in the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.

Inspectors judged the school to be Good in all phases in its most recent inspection, May 2019

William Hulme’s Grammar School is a vibrant, multicultural school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and beliefs. We are committed to ensuring that all children receive a first class education that prepares them thoroughly for the future and allows them to play an active role in the life of the school and wider community. The school encourages staff to organise events and trips (home and abroad), extra-curricular and subject enrichment activities, to develop the whole child, to prepare him/her for the challenges of the modern world.

School location

Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR

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