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  • Start date details

    Spring term

  • Closing date

    29 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 15 hours per week 5 mornings Monday - Friday or 3 days, working pattern to be agreed with the school. Fixed term until 31 August 2024 Term Time & 3 additional days

Contract type

Fixed term - to be reviewed 31 August 2024

Actual salary

Grade 3/4 Actual salary £9,574 / Grade 1C/3 Actual salary £9,158

Pay scale

The salary paid will be dependent on the successful candidate’s qualification.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Training and Qualifications

1. It is desirable that applicants hold a level 3 diploma or equivalent in a relevant qualification in supporting teaching and learning in school

Knowledge and Skills

2. Up to date knowledge and expertise in the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 and supporting children in class and in the school

3. Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice

4. A record of attendance at recent and relevant In Service training

5. An understanding of how children learn

6. Experience of supporting the teacher with a variety of activities in the class

7. To be familiar with and able to put into practice safeguarding policies and procedures.

8. An understanding of safeguarding

Experience and Interests

9. Experience of supporting children in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

10. An ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a variety of adults and children

11. A commitment to provide a broad, balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all the children

Personal Qualities

12. A concern and understanding for children

13. The ability to establish good relationships

14. The ability to use initiative when necessary

15. An awareness of Equal Opportunities

16. Qualities of sensitivity, humour, enthusiasm, thoroughness and confidentiality

17. Qualities for working in a team

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will be able to support individual pupils in a caring, patient and compassionate way, ensuring their pastoral and academic needs are met. You will work excellently as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures. You will need to have experience of working with children with additional needs and be suitably qualified (please see the details in the person specification).

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust.

You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly school. The role is exciting and varied; ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team.

Further details about the role

Teaching Assistants at LEO Academy Trust are employed to meet the needs of the child which means that you can be placed in any year group and moved throughout the year, you will be expected to support SEND needs, lead intervention groups as well as supporting the class teacher with general TA duties. The specifics of your role may change throughout the year depending on the needs of the school.

There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms across the year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive.

  • Support groups of children with their learning under the guidance of a teacher
  • Support individual children e.g. special needs, children needing additional support
  • Provide supervisory support during break time.
  • Accompany classes on day and residential trips.
  • Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display.

Commitment to safeguarding

All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and for this role, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed amongst other checks as appropriate.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences and have references requested (unless agreed otherwise), prior to the interview.

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About Cheam Common Junior Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
504 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Cheam Common Junior Academy is one of 7 schools that make up LEO Academy Trust.
Located in Worcester Park, Cheam Common Juniors is a four form junior school. The academy was inspected by Ofsted in September 2018 and was found to be good in all categories, with outstanding leadership. The inspectors found that "Pupils’ attainment at the end of key stage 2 is significantly above the national average.
Nearly all pupils meet the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics. A well above average proportion of pupils attain the higher or greater depth standard."

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