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  • Start date details

    24th June 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 Annually (FTE) £23,500 (FTE) at H3

SEND / Class Teaching Assistant job summary

Permanent part-time contract (term-time oly)

Flexible working and negotiated hours may be considered for an outstanding candidate

We’re keen to appoint an experienced TA to join our dedicated and flexible team, and to deploy you within our school depending on your specific skills and experience. If you have a passion to help children with SEND and relish the opportunity to work making a real difference to them and their families, we would look to place you working 1:1 or in small groups of children with specific needs; if your strength is helping a Teacher across the whole class to deliver an exciting and vibrant curriculum in the most engaging way possible, we could place you supporting a dedicated year group.

About you

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and caring, kind but focussed. You will be keen to follow our child-centred approach and have some experience of working with primary school children or those with SEND. We follow the Therapeutic Thinking behaviour training and would like you to have some knowledge of this or a similar approach. Our team have many different and mutually complimentary skills, and we would love you to add your skill-set to these. We would like you to be open to learning from others to do everything possible to enhance the children’s learning experience and to develop and move forward as a staff team together. We look forward to receiving your application.

About us

We’re a one-form entry primary school in Welwyn and our Trust is the Agora Learning Partnership. We work with the other schools within the Trust to collaborate, exchange ideas and support each other to give our children and staff the best possible chance to develop, learn and thrive. We want to nurture our team and would love to get the chance to work with you.

About the practicalities:

Please contact Mrs Maria Pace (Executive Headteacher) or Mrs Alex Worland (School Business Manager) by email on head@waterside.herts.sch.uk and SBM@waterside.herts.sch.uk to discuss the application process or see our school website for further information.

Please note: Interviews will be offered as and when suitable applications are received.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification, attached to this advertisement.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people.

At least one member of our interview panel will be Safer Recruitment trained.

All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to have two satisfactory references submitted prior to appointment. Please note that shortlisted applicants will be subject to a standard online search, and applicants will be given the opportunity to address any issues of concern at the interview.

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 Waterside Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
178 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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