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  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

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  • 1 x 30 hours a week, 39 weeks per year (Term time) 1 x 21.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term time)

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31/08/2024

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 (Grade C)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint flexible and reflective Teaching Assistants to join our hardworking, dedicated, and collaborative team, initially on a fixed term contract, based on SEND funding, until 31 August 2024.You will work under the guidance of the class teacher, with the support of the SENCo, to ensure all children reach their full potential. This may involve working with small groups or on a 1-2-1 basis.

An understanding of the principles of effective learning, a reflective but dynamic approach, good communication skills and a passion for making a difference to all children are essential requirements for this post.

For this, you will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as the ability to motivate children to do their best. You will be patient, understanding and responsive, and able to build positive relationships with children, while establishing consistent boundaries. A willingness to work as part of a team, as well as taking your own initiative when required, is essential. Experience of working within a school in a similar role would be extremely beneficial but is not essential.

We would like the successful candidate to start work as soon as possible.

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer:

  • a supportive and dedicated staff team, who are passionate about providing our children with the best learning opportunities
  • the chance to be a member of an aspirational and forward-looking team
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role also requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

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About Alphington Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

At Alphington we strive to provide the optimum learning environment to enable children to aspire, achieve and be the very best they can.

We pride ourselves in providing a caring friendly environment where it is possible to know all our children and their families. We believe that every child is different, yet equally important and valued. This ethos is tangible and can be felt as soon as you walk into our building and the classrooms. We aim to give the highest priority to academic excellence through a broad, balanced and exciting creative curriculum.

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