- Job role
- Teaching assistant
- Working pattern
- Will consider part time, term time
26 hours per week across 4 days per week
- Contract type
- Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Dorset Grade 6 SCP 6-9
- Actual salary
- £11,856.00 - £12,581.00 pro rata
We are seeking to appoint an inspiring Pre-School Leader to join our school family and work with our experienced staff, our well behaved and enthusiastic children and their supportive parents. The role is currently 4 days a week, but there could be potential for additional hours according to numbers.
We genuinely value the positive contribution of every member of our team, provide extensive continuing professional development and are keen to welcome other like-minded staff. We are part of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust and work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for all children in the Trust.
We are looking for someone who:
Is passionate and knowledgeable about the Early Years
Enjoys spending time with children at their level (even if that might be messy!)
Has a supportive and nurturing approach towards children
Is experienced in working pre-school settings and understands child development
Has excellent interpersonal skills and who wishes to build positive working relationships within our school, families and local community
Has excellent communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to keep accurate records
Is creative and can embrace change
Has energy, enthusiasm and resilience
Is able to show reflectiveness and persistence when dealing with complexity
Is an excellent team player; valuing the contribution of others, receptive to feedback, confident to use own initiative and communicating with colleagues regularly
Places safeguarding at the heart of the school
Genuinely wants to be part of our future
We can offer:
Young people who love their pre-school and school and are excited by learning
A team of dedicated staff who believe in keeping the children at the heart of everything they do
A collaborative desire to be the very best we can be
Opportunities for professional development
A positive, caring school ethos firmly rooted in our Christian values
A strong and supportive parent body
Applying for the job
When you have enough information to make your decision to apply, please complete all sections of the application form which can be downloaded from www.dsat.org.uk/vacancies. Please return your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by hand to the school address in the recruitment pack. Please note that CV's will not be accepted.
All applicants will be notified of the shortlisting decisions by email. References for shortlisted candidates will be requested before interviews. Interviews are to be confirmed and further details about the interview process will be emailed to the candidates in good time.
The Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
- School type
- Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
- Education phase
- School size
- 307 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 11
About St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
St Andrew’s CE Primary School is a one and a half form entry primary school, with room to grow. Our pre-school, The Mulberry Bush, joined the school nearly 3 years ago and is now housed within the main school building. It is part of the Early Years Pod, sharing some spaces with the Reception classes, but it maintains its unique pre-school identity too. As the Pre-School leader you will have to responsibility of leading the Pre-School, whilst having the support of the school’s Early Years leader and be part of the wider school and Academy Trust community.
The school received a good grading by Ofsted in January 2020 which was a testament to the improvements the school had made. However, we are a school which is constantly seeking to improve and wish to ensure that it continues to make a difference to pupils’ lives. The school is developing a vibrant curriculum so that children leave school with a passion for learning, already having a secure and wide knowledge base and skills which will equip them for the next phase of their education, as well as life.
We are proud of our church school ethos and our partnership with the local churches. Our Christian vision has driven much of our work. We value our partnership with our local community and parents and a look on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/standrewswey/ will show how important this is to the school.