29 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours a week

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 Months with the opportunity to become Permanent

Pay scale

Grade E

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose

  • Provide support to the Head Teacher and teacher across a range of child centred activities which promote child development and learning.
  • Work with individual and groups of children and young people as directed by the Head Teacher and teacher.
  • Take personal responsibility for specific tasks or people as delegated by the teacher.

Supervision Received

Appointed within the school unit or as part of a team:

  • To work with the general directions of the Head Teacher.
  • To work under leadership and supervision of a teacher or senior teaching assistant.

Supervision Exercised

  • Some supervisory responsibility for tasks or people, not likely to be direct line management but may include giving advice and guidance, mentoring, induction or similar level of responsibility.


Support for the School

  • Act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management.
  • Participate with other team members in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of learning programmes for individuals and groups of pupils.
  • Participate in the delivery of local and national initiatives.
  • Monitor and contribute to the assessment and recording of children’s development and be involved in the sharing of this information.
  • Attend reviews during normal working hours.
  • Participate in and contribute to staff meetings and INSET.
  • Maintain and develop good working relationships with parents and other adults involved with each child.
  • Give general support to school activities.
  • Promote the ethos of the school.
  • Be responsible for planning and preparation of school activities and visits.
  • Contribute to the training and assessment of work experience students.
  • Help organise and participate in meetings with parents/carers.

Support for the Teacher

  • Prepare support materials.
  • Contribute to the preparation of classrooms and outdoor areas.
  • Display work and information for children and adults.
  • Exercise general care and supervision of children during the school day, inside and outside.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of Multi-Element Plans.
  • Assist with resolving behavioural and emotional problems of children.
  • Participate in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of children.
  • Carrying out of home visits.
  • Promote development and learning, physical, emotional, educational and social.
  • Provide a secure, caring and enriching environment for the children.
  • Support children including those with EHCPs.
  • Arrange for First Aid to be given, comfort sick children and accompany children to hospital, home or clinic, if appropriate.
  • Encourage acceptance and inclusion of all children.
  • Have familiarity with all relevant statements EHCPs.
  • Help to promote children’s self-esteem.
  • Assess identified pupils in and out of the classroom.
  • Provide appropriate experiences for individual children and groups in accordance with the school’s planned curriculum policies.

What the school offers its staff

Do you want to work in a positive supportive school environment where teamwork is valued and individuals are encouraged to achieve their full potential?

We are looking for a creative and hardworking teaching assistant to work in Key Stage 1 delivering the very best learning experiences for our children.

Dale is a large vibrant school federated with Stonehill Nursery School and is located in the heart of the city. We are well established and popular schools with rising standards and high morale amongst our staff.

Dale Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to suitable references, a Medical Clearance check and a Disclosure and Barring Services check. Please click here to view our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Visits to the school are encouraged. For further details or to book a visit please contact the school on 01332 760070 or email admin@dale.derby.sch.uk

Your completed application form and supporting letter of no more than two sides of A4 can be emailed to Mr Pass on cpass@dale.derby.sch.uk or alternatively, you can post your application to the school or drop it in by hand.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Dale Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
549 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01332 760070

Arranging a visit to Dale Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cpass@dale.derby.sch.uk.

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