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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£18,110.00 Annually (Actual) NJC L2

Teaching Assistant job summary

About this Role

The Ferrars Academy is a very popular, successful and well resourced academy; rated Good by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence in education, for infant and nursery aged children. We are located on the outskirts of Luton close to the M1, A5 link roads and the L&D hospital. Our 3 form entry school has a very diverse school population with a range of different languages, religions and cultures. Our children are well behaved and learn in a vibrant and friendly environment.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to start in September 2024 to work within the school classrooms supporting individuals and groups of children. The work may involve supporting ISP’s, those with EHCP and running intervention groups as well as offering general support to the class teachers.

The successful candidate will be someone who can:

  • Be enthusiastic, calm and patient
  • Motivate and inspire children, offering both challenge and enjoyment
  • Put the children’s needs first
  • Work as part of a team and work flexibility
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and good communication skills
  • Display good practice when supporting individuals or small groups
  • Demonstrate high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour by having good knowledge of the curriculum

We can offer you:

  • A vibrant and friendly environment with well behaved children
  • A supportive leadership team who are keen to develop staff professionally
  • A range of staff benefits and incentives including discounted wrap around care fees and staff lunches, online delivery drop off service and free refreshments
  • No excess marking or paperwork workload

This is a permanent position. 33.5 hours per week, Mon 8:30am-5:00pm Tues-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm with 1 hour for lunch, term time only plus 5 INSET days. (39 weeks per year).

Quotes from our current staff members

“The academy allows me time off to watch my own children’s performances”

“As a new member of staff, I felt welcomed and supported”

“Ferrars offers a friendly, family working environment”

Additional information:

Applicants for this public facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice in fluently spoken English.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

CV's and Personal statements are not accepted for any posts based in schools.

Please ensure that references include your most recent employer and that the contact email is their professional NOT their personal email address.

Successful applicants may be called to interview before the closing date and as such the advert may be withdrawn earlier than stated so early applications are encouraged.

Interview date: TBC

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to book an appointment.

The Ferrars Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the wellbeing of all our staff.

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 The Ferrars Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
339 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7

School location

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