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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - until end of Academic year 22/23

Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Three Level 1 teaching assistants required for Benchill Primary School, supporting pupils on a 1-1 basis. To support access to learning and provide general support for the school in the management of pupils and resources, as directed by senior staff.

We are looking for an individual who has high aspirations for students, who is committed, and passionate about learning and who has the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students.

For this job we are looking for:

Experience of working with or caring for children of a relevant age

Numeracy/literacy skills (at a level equivalent to NQF Level 2)

Completion of the Teaching Assistant Induction Programme

Ability to relate well to children and adults

Ability to work as part of a team

An understanding of the role of the Teaching Assistant and other professionals working in the classroom

Ability to use relevant technology eg photocopier

Understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies

Basic understanding of child development and learning

Willingness to undertake minor first aid training as appropriate

Personal Style and Behaviour

Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public, pupils and colleagues at work.

Self motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to the required timescales and quality standards.

The flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands and new school challenges.

Personal commitment to ensure that the provision of support is equally accessible and appropriate to meet the diverse needs of the pupils.

Personal commitment to continuous self-development.

A commitment to school improvement.

Be willing to consent to and apply for an enhanced disclosure to a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.

What the school offers its staff

Our school values are tangible and clearly understood by all stakeholders.

1.High Quality Teaching and Learning

The Benchill Primary School model defines the framework for high quality teaching and learning across our school.

Children confidently develop skills for life such as problem solving, working in teams, creative thinking and independence.

Attainment and/or progress is broadly in line with national expectations for all children, considering their starting points.

What does this mean?

Children are confident and curious learners who have a ‘can-do’ attitude which prepares them well for their futures. Staff share a common language for excellent learning.

2.A Leadership Culture

Children are empowered to take leadership roles, especially through the School Council, and various groups.

A collaborative leadership community, driven by the Senior Team and Middle Leaders, where creative ideas are shared - contributing towards the school's vision.

Professional development for all staff is responsive to need and shares best practice through collaborative training.

What does this mean?

Children and staff feel empowered to take leadership roles and are well supported in these roles, enabling individuals to make a difference to their school and the community.

3. Personalised Support and Guidance

High quality mentoring provides personalised support for children's learning.

Peer mentoring promotes social cohesion across the school.

The curriculum offers well-tailored learning pathways which provide good progression.

What does this mean?

There is a close understanding of the needs of each individual which leads to appropriate support and high levels of achievement and progress.

4.An Outward-Facing Learning Community

Outreach work ensures the best of science, arts, sports and enterprise provision is available to students both in and outside of the school.

An understanding of different cultures and faiths promotes tolerance and respect.

What does this mean?

Children have a wide choice of excellent enrichment and extra-curricular provision which increases their aspirations. They are tolerant of difference and respectful of each other and their community. Our children are proud of their school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Benchill Primary School is committed to safeguarding, child protection and promoting the well-being of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to starting.
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About Benchill Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
537 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
0161 998 3075

Arranging a visit to Benchill Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@benchill.manchester.sch.uk.

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