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Teaching Assistant, Cumbria, with additional opportunities

John Ruskin School, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8EW

This job expired on 29 November 2022

  • Job start date

    3 January 2023

  • Closing date

    29 November 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

SCP 6 £20,444 pro rata, term time only, which equals £14,175.87 per annum (pay award is pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

An NVQ Level 3 qualification for Teaching Assistants, equivalent or higher such as satisfactory completion of a National Teaching Assistant apprenticeship, is required as is recent experience of working in a school setting.

The appointed candidate will be someone who: is motivated, organised and committed - has high expectations of all children - is able to work as part of a team, both under direction and under their own steam - has energy, enthusiasm and a love of learning which they are able to instill in our pupils. - has good classroom presence and behaviour management skills - has the ability to provide excellent in-class support or run small groups/interventions - has excellent communication skills to develop good relationships with colleagues, children and parents - is committed to providing high quality care in a safe environment - has a patient, cheerful and enthusiastic personality - has an understanding of the importance of safeguarding and keeping children safe

What the school offers its staff

John Ruskin School is a fully comprehensive, oversubscribed 11 – 16 community school situated in beautiful surroundings. We provide education in the heart of the Lake District for our catchment communities of Coniston, Hawkshead, Langdale and Broughton. However, many students from other areas also choose to travel to our school. It is a thriving community that promotes high levels of academic and personal achievement for its students.

It is a school that knows its students very well and uses that understanding to encourage, challenge and push them to achieve the very best they can. Whether that is through their academic studies or making the most of the school’s unique location through experiences like the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, the annual fell race or the Big JRS Picnic.

The school has been very successful in terms of GCSE outcomes in recent years. We are proud of our students’ achievements at GCSE, but also in the other aspects of life at John Ruskin School that make it such a unique place to study and work.

John Ruskin School works closely with other secondary schools through the South Lakes Federation and is part of The Fells Federation, coming under one governing body with Coniston Church of England Primary School. These advantages show that we continue to be a forward thinking school, working with colleagues across Cumbria to get the very best for our young people.


Further details about the role

  • For the right candidate we could consider an appointment at a senior teaching assistant level Scale Point 14 with commensurate responsibilities that would be discussed at interview.
  • We would also welcome applicants who wish to also contribute to the teaching assistant team at our local primary school, Coniston Cof E primary

If either of these opportunities are of interest to you please make this clear in your application form.

Commitment to safeguarding

John Ruskin School is committed to safeguarding and the promotion of wellbeing for all children. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and all relevant pre-recruitment checks.

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About John Ruskin School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
235 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
admin@jrs.org.uk
Phone number
01539441306

John Ruskin School is a fully comprehensive, oversubscribed 11 – 16 community school situated in beautiful surroundings. We provide education in the heart of the Lake District for our catchment communities of Coniston, Hawkshead, Langdale and Broughton. However, many students from other areas also choose to travel to our school. It is a thriving community that promotes high levels of academic and personal achievement for its students. Parents are hugely supportive of John Ruskin School and many families have seen generations pass through our doors. It is a school that knows its students very well and uses that understanding to encourage, challenge and push them to achieve the very best they can. Whether that is through their academic studies or making the most of the school’s unique location through experiences like the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, the annual fell race or the Big JRS Picnic, John Ruskin School places a real importance on developing the character of our young people so they are ready to become citizens of the world. John Ruskin School is committed to safeguarding and protecting all children and young people by implementing robust safer recruitment practices and maintaining strong safeguarding procedures.

Arranging a visit to John Ruskin School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@jrs.org.uk.

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