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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,037.00 - £23,414.00 Annually (FTE) Advantage Schools Support Pay Bands 3-4

Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term job summary

Fixed Term (1 year) - 35 hours per week, Term Time Only (including 5 Training Days) – FTE 0.8209 (39 weeks per year)

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to provide 1:1 care for children with additional needs, to join our highly effective team and share our values of aspiration, honesty and respect.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To attend to the educational, personal and social needs of pupils and any other requirements depending on the pupil’s special needs and, wherever possible, make these part of the learning experience (this may include toileting, other hygiene needs, help with dressing and/or assisting with feeding if necessary)

Under agreed school procedures, to give first aid/medicine where necessary

To promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved

Whilst there may be a specific requirement to support a named pupil or pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), support to other pupils may also be required, at the direction of the Headteacher

To assist with preparation for school visits and the supervision of pupils on such visits, in liaison with the Educational Visits Coordinator

The successful applicant will join our staff working under the instruction and guidance of experienced teaching staff, to undertake educational activities and attend to the educational, personal and social needs of pupils in order to support their learning and development whilst ensuring their safety.

We are a primary school, where teachers and students know and look out for each other. Our school leaders maintain a highly visible role and teaching a knowledge curriculum is a priority.

For more details please look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

ABOUT ADVANTAGE SCHOOLS

Our values are aspiration, honesty and respect and our vision is to create a family of exceptional schools, within which students are empowered and supported to achieve extraordinary outcomes. We currently run five schools in Bedfordshire – Bedford Free School (secondary, Ofsted outstanding), Houstone School (secondary, not yet inspected), Elstow School (primary, Ofsted good), Queen’s Park Academy (primary, Ofsted good) and Laburnum School. Our pupils will leave our schools prepared for a fulfilling life, including the opportunity to go to a great university and pursue the career of their choice. To achieve this, our network of schools teach an academic, knowledge-rich curriculum enhanced by an entitlement to enrichment for all.

We achieve our goals through the recruitment and retention of the best colleagues and school leaders, developing talent through sector-leading professional learning. We foster collaborative work, both across our trust and our extensive network of professional contacts, to ensure our staff can learn from and contribute significantly to the wider educational system.

We believe great staff make a great school, so we look after our colleagues well. We value hard work, but we do all we can to identify and eliminate unnecessary workload that could result in burnout.

For more detail please look at the job description and person specification.

Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close the position and interview early should a suitable candidate apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicants will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

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About Queen's Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
413 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Queen’s Park Academy joined Advantage Schools in December 2021.

The school serves a diverse and international community, and staff pride themselves on helping every child develop as happy, confident, and aspiring learners.

We work hard to demonstrate our golden rules of be kind, be safe and be ready to learn. They are embedded in much of what we do including the culture and behaviour expectations within the school.

The school curriculum is designed to ensure the children learn more over time. We provide them with the knowledge they need to continue to be successful as they progress onto their next stage of education. Learning extends outside of the classroom through visits to places that link to curriculum as well as places that are outside of our children lived experiences. We offer a large range of extracurricular opportunities.

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