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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 26.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term time plus inset days)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3, Point 6-9 £22,737- £23,893 FTE

Actual salary

£13,859.35 - £14,563.99 (Pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher.

Support pupils to understand instructions and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.

Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task.

Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.

Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils’ work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.

Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some, or all of the following;

Record pupil data as required

Support children’s learning through play.

Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities.

Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits.

Support pupils in using ICT.

Invigilate exams and tests.

Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.

Support pupils on a one-to-one basis in line with the requirements of an EHCP

To present a positive personal image, contributing to a welcoming school environment which supports equal opportunities for all.

To perform, in accordance with any directions, which may reasonably be given to you by your Line Manager or Headteacher from time to time, such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned.

Other

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The postholder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside of the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the postholder.

The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with LAAT Equal Opportunities policies.

The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the LAAT Health and Safety policies and procedures.

All employees need to be aware of the possible abuse of children and vulnerable adults and if you are concerned you need to follow the Academies’ Safeguarding Policy. In addition, employees working with children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of during their work.



What the school offers its staff

As a Church of England primary school within the Diocese of Lincoln, our vision and values are grounded in the Christian faith. We enable our children to be the best that they can be, through our vision of “Inspire Believe Achieve” rooted in the belief that “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

At Whaplode, we have the highest expectations of children in both their learning and conduct. We teach respect and kindness for all, whilst encouraging our children to show compassion to others, to show forgiveness to all, and to face challenges with hope, courage and perseverance. Working in partnership with parents, carers, governors, the LAAT Trust and our community is essential in ensuring our success. An atmosphere is fostered at Whaplode which gives children the confidence to express their individuality, demonstrate their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated.

Working in partnership with parents, carers, governors, the LAAT Trust and our community is essential in ensuring our success. An atmosphere is fostered at Whaplode which gives children the confidence to express their individuality, demonstrate their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated.

At Whaplode, our children have access to a knowledge-rich curriculum which prepares them for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and raises aspirations. We provide them with the knowledge and skills they need in order to succeed within an ever-changing society, helping them to know more and remember more. As well as enabling them to develop a depth of knowledge across a range of subjects, we look to nurture within them the ability to think critically, questioning the views of others whilst building, evidencing and articulating their own. We develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.

At this school, we place a high priority on ensuring that both children’s physical and mental wellbeing are met. These areas are as valued and supported through our detailed PSHE curriculum and pastoral support.

Our church school inspires everyone to believe in their ability to succeed through learning in a joyful and encouraging Christian atmosphere. We encourage our children to learn as much as possible and achieve their individual potential whilst developing respect and consideration for others.

We celebrate diversity and demonstrate inclusivity. Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, in which the Samaritan helps the Jewish traveller despite the differences between their people, we believe that we are all the children of God and that each member of our community deserves equality of opportunity and achievement.


Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, please be advised that if shortlisted, we will carry out internet searches to support our commitment to safer recruitment. The purpose of this is to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with applicants at interview.

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About Whaplode Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
196 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01406 370447

Whaplode C of E School are part of the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT). LAAT is a multi-academy trust formed by the Diocese of Lincoln. We are a growing and thriving family of schools who are dedicated to providing an excellent education for pupils across Lincolnshire. We place a strong emphasis on continued development. The relationship with the Trust brings great strength to all schools and enhances CPD opportunities for all staff.
At Whaplode C of E Primary School our aim is to inspire everyone to believe in their ability to succeed through learning in a joyful and encouraging Christian atmosphere. This vision encourages our children to learn as much as possible and achieve their individual potential whilst developing respect and consideration for others. We have recently been graded as good by Ofsted who found, ‘behaviour is positive.’
Within our school we work very hard to create a team of teachers, non-teaching and support staff that will support each child in reaching their potential. Many who visit us comment on the strength of our ‘staff team’ and their shared commitment to help every child in the school achieve their best.
We value the broad and balanced curriculum which our staff offers and all children are able to access not only academic, but creative and physical areas of the National Curriculum fully, so that they receive the highest standard of education.
We are a school that prides itself on our Christian values and aims to ensure all of our pupils feel happy, secure and valued, enabling them to make a worthwhile contribution as young people within their community. Ofsted stated in May 2022, ‘Pupils describe the school as welcoming and inclusive. As one pupil said: ‘It doesn’t matter where you are from, the colour of your skin, your religion; everyone is perfect in their own way.’
Our school provides a gateway for children to discover, explore and learn in a caring environment. Childhood is a magical, wonderful time and our pupils follow a varied and active programme designed to give them the opportunity to build confidence and learn everything they will need for their future.

Arranging a visit to Whaplode Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiries@whaplode.laat.co.uk.

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