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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366.00 - £24,294.00 Annually (FTE) Actual pro-rata salary approx £5,055-£5,478

Operations Support Assistant job summary

Operations Support Assistant at Green Park Village Primary Academy

Start Date: Required for September 2024

Salary: NJC 2-7- pro rata

Working hours: 10 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 11.30am – 1.30pm, term time only plus 5 INSET days

    We are looking to appoint an Operations Support Assistant to support our children during their lunchtimes.

    The role of the Operations Support Assistant is central to enabling excellence for all our children at Green Park Village Primary Academy. It is a role which has an influence on all children in the school, supporting all aspects of their experience within their midday break- eating play, transitions and routines.

    Operations Support Assistants follow leaders’ guidance and direction for their role in the eating supervision and play provision for children, including those with Special Educational Needs. There is expectation that Operations Support Assistants are able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt their support appropriately in a responsive way, ensuring all children are and feel safe and engaged in play activities. Whether you are new to the role or have experience to bring, you will receive coaching and mentoring from experienced teachers and leaders in the academy and trust to ensure that you are supported in all aspects of what you do.

    Therefore, we welcome applications from experienced Operations Support Assistants, as well as those looking for their first position in working as part of a school team. Our Operations Support Assistants are required to support all children in the school, including those with more complex needs- the needs of the children on a particular day always come first.

    Green Park Village Primary Academy is a highly inclusive setting, valuing all children’s achievements and their diversity, ensuring that each child is given every opportunity to meet their full potential and shine in whatever they would like to do.

    At Green Park Village Primary Academy we want to provide opportunities for all children to have exceptional futures.


    What we’re looking for

    We are looking for someone with a passion for making midday breaks safe and enjoyable for all children. This starts with a candidate who has a willingness to interact with and support all children in our school.

    We are looking for someone who is a team player, who can work alongside the compassionate and hardworking team and be flexible to what is required for smooth running of the children’s school day.

    We want someone who has:

    The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence

    Excellent inter-personal skills

    Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour

    Creativity and passion to create and lead engaging play activities

    The willingness to apply themselves to a range of practical tasks with positivity and diligence

    In return we can offer:

    A firm commitment to you and your professional development

    Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors

    A growing learning community

    Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference

    Coaching and mentoring from the trust and school teachers and leaders

    Fantastic trust wide CPD opportunities

    Vast opportunities for career progression

    Building our school has involved dedication, commitment and hard work from all our team involved to date. We would not be where we are without the contribution of all of our team (past and present) and the willingness to apply themselves to all needing doing. We ask that all learning support staff are flexible to the needs of the school as we grow and this may involve being a specialist within a phase or being willing to support across phases.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with Child’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

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    About Green Park Village Primary Academy

    School type
    Free School, ages 2 to 11
    Education phase
    View all Primaryjobs
    School size
    155 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    2 to 11

    Green Park Village Primary Academy is a new primary school built in a new housing development in Reading, Green Park Village, which opened in September 2020 in its permanent school building. In September 2023, the academy will have Reception to Year Three cohorts. The school will grow to be full two-form primary, with space to open a Nursery provision for pre-school children. The school serves a diverse community of families both local and from across Reading.

    The academy has a small, passionate and committed team, working hard together to take us to the next level in our journey towards exceptional futures for all of our children. There is no doubt about it, setting Green Park Village Primary Academy up on its next phase will take vision, dedication and hard work, but being part of that exciting and rare journey will be very rewarding to see the academy continue to take shape over the next few years. To see more information about the school please visit our website www.greenparkvillageacademy.org

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