20 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 23 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - 31st August 2025

Actual salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


• Working with or caring for children of relevant age.



• Good understanding of numeracy/literacy skills.

• Participate in development and training opportunities.



• Good communication skills.

• Ability to relate well to children and adults.

• Have good organisational skills.

• Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course.

• Ability to work constructively as part of a team and on own


• Have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to undertake

routine admin tasks outside of the classroom if required.

What the school offers its staff

Gorsemoor Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, reliable and professional support assistant to support within a child in our wonderful EYFS/KS1 setting, from June 2024, or earlier. The role with include all aspects of personal care (training will be provided). For more information please do not hesitate to contact Hayley Porter hporter@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk .

At Gorsemoor, we pride ourselves on placing the children at the centre of all that we do, enabling them to reach their potential in both their academic and personal achievements. As a member of EYFS/KS1 team, the successful candidate will be key to ensuring the highest of standards for our pupils, by working alongside the whole team to support inclusion for all pupils’ to achieve academic progress and personal development.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting a child on a 1:1 basis in our KS1/EYFS phase.
  • Assist a child in matters of personal needs and their general health, and welfare matters with specific reference to medication as required.
  • Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety by complying with good H&S practice.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Undertake routine administrative tasks, e.g. pupil record-keeping as requested.
  • Appropriate liaison with parents on general pupil matters.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, it is essential therefore that the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have a high level of personal drive, energy and resilience together with relevant experience. The successful candidates will need to respond effectively to changing priorities, be able to use their initiative as well as having excellent organisation. Confidentiality and professionalism are key attributes for this role. Suitable training will be provided to develop specific qualities which will emerge as the successful candidates start the role. Successful candidates will possess good literacy and numeracy skills, the ability to work effectively with pupils and their parents/carers and have a good level of IT skills.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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 recruitment@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk

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About Gorsemoor Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
444 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01543 274788

Gorsemoor Primary School

Arranging a visit to Gorsemoor Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email pbishop@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk.

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