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    8 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 February 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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£22,183.00 - £26,421.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary: £18,678 - £22,246

Teaching Assistant – EYFS and Key Stage 1 job summary

This is an amazing opportunity to join a brand-new primary school at the very beginning of an exciting journey. Watling Primary opened in September 2023 as the first primary school in The Denbigh Alliance MAT. The Trust values of Care, Education and Opportunity underpin the Watling Primary School ethos.

Job title: Teaching Assistant – EYFS and Key Stage 1

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract type: Full time, permanent, term-time only plus 5 inset days

Hours: 36 hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Thursday, Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

(half an hour for lunch each day)

Salary: £22,183 - £26,421 FTE

£18,678 – £22,246 actual salary (depending on experience)

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March 2024

Interview date: We will be operating a rolling programme of interviews and will contact candidates directly with proposed dates.

We opened in September 2023 and currently have children attending in Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1.

At full capacity, the school will be a 3-form entry primary with places for 630 pupils, with a 39 place Nursery due to open in September of this year.

At Watling Primary School we give children an education that will prepare them for a future we can’t even begin to imagine. In addition to the Primary National Curriculum subjects, we focus on developing STEM capabilities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The holistic growth of every child through play, exploration, supported risk-taking and opportunities to make connections with the natural world forms an integral part of our curriculum. For this reason, learning outdoors in Forest School is a key part of our provision.

The advertised working hours for our Teaching Assistants are longer than most schools. We want our Teaching Assistants to be involved in all aspects of school life and to have opportunities for their own professional development. The extended hours offered will allow our Teaching Assistants to attend planning meetings and weekly staff training sessions, alongside Class Teachers. We believe that this reflects our commitment to our support staff and the value that we place on enabling everyone to progress in terms of their knowledge, skills and career aspirations.

Are you looking for…

The opportunity to join a new school at the start of the journey?

A close working relationship with a small team of like-minded individuals?

An opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the school, working closely alongside the Headteacher?

Access to a wide range of roles in order to gain new skills and experiences?

Extensive opportunities for career progression that will occur naturally as the school grows?

We can offer you…

A commitment to continuing professional development, succession planning and extensive opportunities for career progression.

A focus on staff well-being and creating a positive learning environment for all members of the school community.

An opportunity to be brave and try innovative ways of delivering excellence in education.

A brand-new school environment with a focus on sustainability and eco principles e.g. solar panels, intelligent lighting, air source heat pumps, etc.

Dedicated Forest School provision.

Outdoor areas including playing fields, Multi Use Gym Areas (MUGA), sensory landscaping, hard and soft play areas.

Designated internal areas e.g. STEM Room, Arts Studio, Sensory Room, group work rooms, stunning library area, purpose-designed staff room and separate staff work room.

The Denbigh Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and online search is required for all successful applicants.

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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