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Teaching Assistant Level 2 job summary
High Meadow Community School is an outstanding, growing Primary School. Due to expansion, we are looking to appoint an experienced Level 2 teaching assistant who loves being part of a forward-thinking, hard-working and friendly staff team. The appointment will start in September.
This role will be permanent, initially 20 hours per week although there may be opportunities for more hours. Flexibility is key as the hours may vary. The job may also involve some midday supervisor duties. The contract is for term time only.
High Meadow Community School is a lovely place to work and learn. We enjoy excellent relationships with pupils, parents and the local community, where trust and high expectations are the bedrock of our success. All of our staff are welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable and enjoy a range of rich and creative continuing professional development.
We are looking for a teaching assistant who:
• Is kind and patient
• Has a secure knowledge of the primary curriculum, especially in maths and English
• Has an excellent standard of spoken and written English
• Has the ability to collaborate with others and build effective relationships with other professionals
• Has the ability to handle situations with sensitivity and confidentiality and be non-confrontational.
• Can deliver small group interventions which develop skills for learning and positive behaviour as well as helping children progress academically
• Is imaginative in developing alternative strategies to motivate and engage children in a learning task
• Is able to set high expectations for pupil behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through adhering to school policy and building positive relationships with children
• Is able to feedback concisely and accurately on pupils’ progress and attainment in a learning task to other colleagues
• Whose own values align with our school’s Learning Powers
• Has good ICT skills as lots of learning is recorded on ipads and computers
Please look at our website to gain an insight into our wonderful school –
To apply please download the attached application forms and job description. Please email your completed forms to email@example.com
Closing date: 8th July 2022
Interview date: 13th July 2022
Start Date: 5th September 2022
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Applying for the job
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join our early years team at High Meadow Community School. The successful candidate will be able to establish positive relationships with all children, parents and members of staff.
The role is advertised on a part-time basis (20 hour contract) however may be expected to work up to 30 hours per week across 5 days, term time including inset days.
This is a post for a dedicated, resourceful and caring team player who will be an asset to our outstanding school.
In addition to supporting teaching and learning in class, you may also be required to support individual pupils with specific needs. You will provide a nurturing, safe and inclusive environment for the children in your care.
Working under the overall supervision of the Early Years Leader, you assist and support teaching and learning, work with individuals and/or groups and assist in providing outstanding learning opportunities for all of our children.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
• Hold a recognised and relevant NVQ level 2 qualification and have undertaken other appropriate training (preferably leading to national standards at NVQ level 3) or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, experience and skills.
• Minimum GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths at grades A-C
Additional Information & How to Apply
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 8th July 2022.
Interviews taking place on 13th July 2022
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
About High Meadow Community School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
- School size
- 149 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 11
High Meadow Community School is a thriving, growing primary school at the heart of the community. We currently have 6 classes from nursery to Year 5 and from September 2022 we will have our first ever Year 6 class.
Our school learning environment is bright and well resourced and our children in Nursery and Reception enjoy learning and playing together in a creative, nature inspired space. To accommodate our increase in numbers, we now have a wonderful, creative new learning space called 'The Burrow' which is home to our Key Stage 2 classes, namely The Rabbits, The Hedgehogs, The Foxes and The Otters. The Burrow has been built to optimise children's connection with nature; overlooking our natural meadow and Forest School with floor to ceiling windows, a living turf roof and their own outdoor space in which to enjoy the natural world.
Alongside our amazing learning space, we are proud to be a Gold Arts Mark Award school which recognises the importance of ensuring the Arts run through the heart of our curriculum. Weekly music and singing lessons led by a range of peripatetic specialists ensure our spaces are full of joy and harmonies too!
Our children also benefit from weekly Forest School lessons led by our qualified Forest School Leader. There, children learn to appreciate and love the natural world as well as build dens, roast marshmallows on open fires and build bug hotels to encourage the minibeasts to take up residence in our amazing space.
All of our practice is informed by research with the Education Endowment Foundation recommendations influencing everything we do. We teach Maths using a Mastery approach and are in the third year of working with the White Rose (now Origin) Maths Hubs. Our maths lead now showcases her outstanding maths teaching to other schools who are at the start of their maths mastery journey. In english, we recognise the importance of the development early language and as such use the Storytelling Approach to teach literacy skills from the early years through to the spring term of Year 1. We then transition to the Power of Reading (led by Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) where high quality children's books help develop our children into outstanding readers and writers. To find out even more about our wonderful school please check out our website.