10 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday 8.30am – 4.00pm (class preparation) Tuesday 8.30am – 4.00pm (after school club) Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm (staff meeting) Thursday 8.30am – 4.00pm (after school club) Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm (early finish in lieu of staff meeting)

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale

Level 2, Grade 3 - Scale 4-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Experience of removing barriers for children/young people with barriers to learning including EAL, INA and special educational needs including social, emotional health difficulties and those with communication, severe, profound or complex learning difficulties where appropriate.

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

Understanding of the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity, both when working with children and with colleagues, and promoting equal opportunities for all.

Good numeracy and literacy skills (GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent in Maths and English).

English fluency, including the appropriate use of spoken and written grammar.

Ability to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers, recognising the important role they play in children’s learning.

Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, and carry out role effectively, knowing when to seek help and advice.

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

Ability to use relevant technology eg: Interactive Whiteboard, Internet, photocopier.

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

Understanding of a range of strategies to support children with a variety of SEND needs, which may include communication/language and social, emotional, mental health needs.

Basic understanding of child development and how this can be negatively affected by trauma/adverse childhood experiences and attachment.

Willingness to undertake minor first aid training as appropriate.

Willingness to manage intimate care of pupils with SEND or medical needs.

A good level of attendance and punctuality.

Personal Style and Behaviour

An ability to use the relational approach when communicating with staff, families, outside agencies and children.

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.

Ability to communicate with and sensitively support and care for a child or young person, in ways suitable for their age, needs and abilities, and demonstrate concern for their development as learners.

Having high expectations of all pupils; respect for their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds; and commitment to raising their educational achievements.

Personal commitment to continuous self-development through attending performance management feedback meetings, CPD and observations.

A commitment to school improvement, our relational approach and our school values.

Being willing to consent to and apply for an enhanced disclosure to a DBS check.


What the school offers its staff

  • The opportunity to have impact within a large and diverse primary school.
  • A school committed to wellbeing of all staff - evidenced through our actions, provision, policies and systems.
  • Our children are the highlight of our school and there is something very special about them all.
  • An incredibly supportive and effective governing body.
  • A strong, committed and collaborative leadership team including senior and middle leaders with a distributed leadership model.
  • An inclusive, warm and welcoming team of staff – from our teachers and TAs through to admin, premises, cleaning and lunch time staff.
  • Parents / carers and wider community who are respectful, positive about school and from very diverse backgrounds.

Further details about the role

About us

Our vision and mission statement is: Making a difference and achieving excellence for every child.

Our school values are growth, respect and inclusion. These are incredibly important to us and shape our provision for all pupils, staff and the wider community. We are proud of our relational approach which underpins the ‘Chapel Street Way’. Visitors to our school comment on the warm, welcoming environment and nurturing relationships. Our commitment to wellbeing, equality and improvement is strong and can be seen through our actions at all levels across school.

You will find more information about our school in the attached letter from our Headteacher and on our website: Chapel Street Community Primary School


Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding is of upmost importance at Chapel Street. Our commitment to safeguarding is evident in all elements of our practice and provision and is central to our recruitment processes including at least one member of each panel trained in Safer Recruitment; the interview process will assess your suitability to work with children and ensure you have the right knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours; offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of all required vetting checks and Safeguarding and Child Protection are an integral part of our induction process for all new staff.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to admin@chapelstreet.manchester.sch.uk

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About Chapel Street Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
683 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01612241269

Our vision and mission statement is: Making a difference and achieving excellence for every child.

Our school values are growth, respect and inclusion. These are incredibly important to us and shape our provision for all pupils, staff and the wider community. We are proud of our relational approach which underpins the ‘Chapel Street Way’. Visitors to our school comment on the warm, welcoming environment and nurturing relationships. Our commitment to wellbeing, equality and improvement is strong and can be seen through our actions at all levels across school.

You will find more information about our school in the attached letter from our Headteacher and on our website.

Arranging a visit to Chapel Street Community Primary School

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

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