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  • Job start date

    5 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Term time: 30 to 32.5 hours a week.

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale point 5-6 or 7-11

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential Requirements


  • Ability to work effectively within a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues

  • Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model positive attributes

  • Good personal numeracy and literacy skills

  • General understanding of school curriculum and other basic learning programmes/techniques (within specified age range/subject area)

  • General awareness of inclusion, especially within a school setting

  • Effective use of ICT to support learning

Valuing Diversity

  • Ability to challenge behaviours and processes which do not positively advance the diversity agenda
  • Ability to recognise people’s strengths, aspirations and abilities and help to develop their potential

Developing Self and Others

  • Ability to request right training and development
  • Willingness to respond positively to opportunities that arise and to support others’ learning and share learning with others

Experience/ Qualifications / Training etc

  • Minimum of 1 year experience of working with &/or caring for children within the primary age range

  • Willingness to complete DfES Teacher Assistant Induction Programme

  • Willingness to participate in relevant training and development opportunities

Work Related Circumstances - Professional Values & Practices

  • Suitability Requirements met for working with children - Satisfactory References, Right to work in the UK, Barred List and DBS check, Pre-Employment Health Check and Attitudes to Safeguarding Checked at interview.
  • High expectations of all pupils; respect for their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic background and a commitment to raising their educational achievements

  • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently, with respect and consideration and demonstrate concern for their development as learners

  • Demonstrate and promote the positive values, attitudes and behaviour they expect from the pupils with whom they work

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and carry out role effectively, knowing when to seek help and advice

  • Able to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers recognising their role in pupil learning
  • Able to improve their own practice through observations, evaluations and discussion with colleagues

Desireable Requirments

Skills & Knowledge

  • Experience of resources preparation to support learning programmes

Experience/ Qualifications / Training etc

  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working with &/or caring for children within the primary age range within an educational setting

  • Training in special educational needs strategies

What the school offers its staff

This position could be in KS1 or Lower KS2 with the possibility that it could be paid at a scale point 7-11 for a suitably experienced and qualified candidate.

If you are interested in joining our happy team, please download a pack from the school website. (https://arbury.eschools.co.uk/website/vacancies)

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 Arbury Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number

Arbury Primary School is a friendly and happy school family. We have established and continue to maintain a very experienced team of leaders, committed to the long-term stability and success of our school. We also have a very experienced, enthusiastic and committed teaching staff. Our staff retention is very good and we have very low levels of staff absence. This is a result of running a well-organised school that families and staff choose to be part of. Relationships and wellbeing are at the heart of our ability to ensure that all children are inspired to learn. We value and celebrate the differences that make up our school community and encourage children to be proud of who they are and the families they are part of.

Arbury Primary School has a commitment to equality in respect of disability, ethnicity, culture, national origin, national status, gender, gender identity, religion, faith background or sexual identity. We do not tolerate bullying in any form. To ensure we create an inclusive environment we teach children to value and respect others. We are proud that our children and the school community welcome all newcomers and treat each other with kindness and respect.

Arranging a visit to Arbury Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@arbury.cambs.sch.uk.

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