This job expired on 16 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: Two and a half days a week to cover. Ideally Tuesday mornings, All day Wednesdays and Fridays.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until the return of the post holder - Approximately 1st May 2024

Full-time equivalent salary

TA Salary: PCD5 £21,968 per annum – part-time, pro rata, term time only

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has high expectations of all pupils
  • Is supportive of our Christian values, ethos and vision
  • Has excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Is committed to working as part of a happy and enthusiastic team
  • Can develop a close working relationship with parents
  • Is hard working, creative, enthusiastic and will enjoy providing a wide variety of learning experiences
  • Has a great sense of humour!
  • Is flexible, motivated and willing to participate in the wider life of the school

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • ‘A happy place to learn, grow and thrive
  • A very supportive and friendly team of colleagues and Governors
  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved children
  • Supportive parents, families and community
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Beautiful rural setting

Further details about the role

Orton CE School is ‘A happy place to learn, grow and thrive’

The Governing Body of Orton CE School is looking to appoint a committed and passionate Teaching Assistant to provide classroom support for two and a half days a week to cover a Maternity leave from September 2023 until the return of the post holder - approximately 1st May 2023.

The current post holder also leads After School Club and covers some Midday Supervision so please indicate on your application whether wish to apply for these posts as well.

The successful candidate will need at least a relevant NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification and recent experience of working as a teaching assistant OR a commitment to undertake formal training which the school will support for the right candidate.

Required to start 1st September 2023. This post will be for approximately eight months pending the return of the substantive post holder from maternity leave.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people, appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check

Visits to the school and informal discussions with the Headteacher are available. To arrange a visit or telephone discussion please contact the school office. – 01539 624268 email: admin@orton.cumbria.sch.uk

If you are interested in applying, please complete an application form, and include a letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this role, and what you can offer to the children of Orton CE Primary School as a teaching assistant.

Application packs can be download from our school website https://www.ortoncofeprimary.co.uk/current-vacancies-1/

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 16th June 2023 Interviews: Provisionally during W/c 26th June 2023

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 Orton CofE School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
55 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@orton.cumbria.sch.uk.

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