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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Monday to Friday during school term working 8.45am to 3.45pm with one hour for lunch (30 hours) plus ne additional week for three school insets and twilights identified by the school calendar

Contract type

Fixed term - Initally one academic year - 1:1 linked to a named pupil

Full-time equivalent salary

£15,077.45 to £15,589.43 actual annual salary based on 42.6640 term time weeks

Pay scale

Grade 3 SCP 3 £11.78 to SCP £12.18 per hour plus automatic enrolment into the CFAT Wellbeing Plan

What skills and experience we're looking for

Candidates need to be committed to delivering the best learning opportunities for every child. The main areas of responsibility will be:

  • To supervise and provide particular support for identified pupils including those with SEND, on a 1:1 basis, group ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports each identified student’s learning needs.
  • To assist in evaluating identified pupils’ progress through agreed assessment activities.
  • To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress and needs.
  • To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate and as directed by the class teacher.
  • To attend to the pupils’ personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with school policy.
  • To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty and after school wrap around duties (after school club) as required.
  • To establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To support pupils with their learning and development in respect of local and national strategies as directed by the teacher.
  • To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations, promoting self-esteem and independence.
  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.
  • To undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
  • To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed.
  • To provide clerical/admin support as required e.g. photocopying, typing, filing. 6 To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources as appropriate.
  • To attend relevant meetings as required.
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and off site activities as required.
  • To contribute to the School Improvement Plan and its implementation.
  • To contribute to the whole school planning activities Applications are welcome from recently qualified and experienced practitioners. This vacancy is initially for a fixed contract of twelve months as it will be linked to government funding.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant to work on a 1 to 1 with SEND who has:

• Successful experience of working with children in a primary school or nursery setting

• Knowledge about and experienced in implementing current good practice across all areas within the classroom.

• Enjoys teaching and learning and have a desire to contribute to the development of the school under the direction of a class teacher and wider school leadership team.

• A commitment to be part of a team to secure the best outcomes for children We are looking for applicants with:

• Classroom practice and experience of working through the primary range;

• Effective communication skills and a commitment to a collaborative team approach;

• Excellent organisational skills;

• Energy, loyalty, passion and integrity;

• An ambition to develop classroom skills and qualities;

• High aspirations for all children, themselves and a desire to raise standards;

• Hold a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification

What the school offers its staff

• A generous annual leave entitlement;

• Access to either the Local Government or the Teacher Pension Scheme;

• Competitive pay, reward and benefits;

• A committed Voluntary Living Wage employer; • Childcare voucher scheme;

• Trust-wide enrolment to Simply Health with pre-paid cover for a wide range of everyday healthcare treatments;

• Access to a range of Local, National and International career opportunities;

• Additional staff leave benefits to those in place nationally;

Further details about the role

Thank you for your interest in the position of Level 2 - Teaching Assistant (1:1 SEN Support) at our Primary School in Wigan.

All staff at Platt Bridge Community School are committed to ensuring that every child entrusted to our care achieves their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Platt Bridge Community School was the first full service extended school within the Wigan authority and as its name suggests we always aim to be at the heart of the community.

Our school motto of ‘Promotes Belief Creates Success’ which encapsulates our approach to learning, and our school values are underpinned by championing the success and life chances of all children ensuring Equality and Diversity through our Curriculum. You’ll be joining a team that offers:

• Pupils whose behaviour is excellent and who enjoy learning • An exciting and caring environment in which to work

• A friendly and supportive staff who have high expectations of what can be achieved

• An ambitious and supportive leadership team with a clear vision for the school

• High quality support and professional opportunities

• Governors who are extremely supportive of the sole purpose to attain the highest standards in all areas

• A genuine opportunity to make a difference. We are seeking to appoint someone who is:

• Ambitious, energetic and enthusiastic

• Committed to sharing good practice

• Committed to raising standards

• Committed to delivering excellence

• Self-motivated, has excellent organisational skills and has personal drive to complete tasks to required timescales.

Our vision is a simple one. We want to provide every child with the outstanding education they deserve and we believe that we can best do this by working together, sharing resources and encouraging excellence as standard. We aim to ensure that every pupil develops as a confident and competent person with the highest aspirations to be the best they possibly can be.

Commitment to safeguarding

Community First Academy Trust are committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and consistently promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosures. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), medical clearance, references and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the Trust.

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About Platt Bridge Community School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
485 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01942 487999

Our school consists of like-minded individuals who focus relentlessly on their core purpose to advance education for public benefit.

Our charitable school trust has one single legal and moral purpose: to advance education in the public interest.

We believe that school trusts create the conditions for deep collaboration among teachers and leaders to improve the quality of education.

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