11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Teaching Assistant 25 hours per week Midday Assistant 5 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (until 31.08.22)
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
TA: £18,562 (full time full year) MA: £17,842 (full time, full year)
Actual salary
TA: £10,631 (25 hours, term time only) MA: £2,043 (5 hours, term time only)

Job summary

  • The Trustees of the Kirkstead Education Trust at Hursthead Junior School wish to appoint a passionate teaching assistant with experience of working within Key Stage 2. We are proud of our commitment to the development of the whole child and we would like to recruit an individual who can enhance our existing team and promote our REAL wheel values (Responsible, Enthusiastic, and Aspirational Leaders). The successful candidate will be required to support individuals and small groups both in the classroom and in delivering interventions across the school. This may include supporting individual pupils with complex special educational needs, challenging behaviour or physical needs. All our teaching assistants build positive relationships with pupils by being members of our lunchtime team.

    We are seeking a strong team player to join our happy, hardworking and dedicated staff. This is a role for someone who has the ability to meet challenges with enthusiasm, determination and good humour and who has the commitment to support the ethos of our school.

    The successful candidate will love working with children and have the skills and knowledge to support all children. You will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Use effective strategies to promote positive attitudes to learning and personal wellbeing

    • Work well with other staff and outside agencies

    • Help children to succeed and have high expectations

    • Be resilient in the face of challenges, taking direction from senior leaders and class teachers, as well as working on your own initiative

    • Behave in a professional manner within a team environment

    • Have a sound knowledge of the Key Stage 2 curriculum including mathematics, grammar, spelling and punctuation

    • Use a good standard of spoken and written English

    • Work within school policies and procedures to keep children safe

      We will strive to help you fulfil your potential so that our children receive the best teaching and learning opportunities possible. We can offer:

    • A challenging learning environment with confident children who thrive on enrichment opportunities

    • A supportive, dedicated and friendly staff team who put fun into learning and a welcoming, vibrant environment in which to work

    • Comprehensive, high quality professional development opportunities which embrace change and innovation, and help you to fulfil your potential

    • Plenty of opportunities for fancy dress!

    Applying for the job

    Please apply using the application form provided. Completed forms should be returned to the Head Teacher, Mrs Tracy Kendrick, at the email address below. All applicants must use the application form provided. CVs and other forms of application will not be accepted.


    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 7 to 11
    Education phase
    School size
    362 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    7 to 11
    Contact phone number
    0161 439 6961

    About Hursthead Junior School

    We believe that children fulfil their potential most successfully when they feel valued and they are aware of their responsibilities and our expectations. High standards of work, behaviour and dress are therefore required at all times and are an important part of our caring and inclusive approach.

    Our curriculum and teaching styles are constantly reviewed so that we provide a balanced and relevant education that will prepare our children for their secondary education and life in the twenty-first century. Children need the space and opportunity to develop their enquiring minds, challenge themselves and reach their potential. We believe we offer this at Hursthead Junior School. We give the children a sense of enjoyment in learning. We want the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding to be a source of pleasure and satisfaction, which will stay with them as they become lifelong learners.

    School location

    Kirkstead Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 7PZ

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