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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 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, part time, job share: 30 hours a week (8.45am – 3.15pm with half an hour for lunch Monday to Friday)

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Pay scale

Level 2 Point 5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose:

Within KS1 or 2, provide one to one support for specific children, work with a small group within a nurture environment and provide planned intervention. Support the school to facilitate the active participation of children in the academic and social activities of the school. Contribute to raising standards of achievement for all pupils.

1. Support for children

This will be to support children in/outside a classroom setting. You would also be providing interventions to a range of children within the key stage, working closely with class teachers, providing feedback and supporting a small group of children at lunchtime.

  • Under the direction of the teacher, deliver lessons/activities to meet the needs of small groups of children or individuals.
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with all pupils, small groups and parents/carers to ensure they understand and can achieve the tasks.
  • Provide learning support to a child with needs if required.
  • Support children with differing development needs as directed.
  • Encourage and promote inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all pupils feel involved with tasks and activities.

2. Support for the curriculum

  • Support the school curriculum, including literacy and numeracy activities.
  • Suggest areas where ICT might be used to enrich pupil learning
  • Provide targeted support to enhance learning and improve attainment

3. Support for the teacher

  • Assist in maintaining class records and contribute to reports on pupils’ progress and development as directed.
  • Monitor and track progress and provide feedback to assist the teacher
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of work programmes for individual pupils and groups.
  • Organise the learning environment and develop classroom resources as required.
  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required, e.g. photocopying, preparation of materials, mounting displays.
  • Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour, including anticipating and taking action to prevent potential problems arising.

4. Support for the school

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and parents or carers.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings as required.
  • Participate in the professional development of other teaching assistants as required.
  • Assist in facilitating school events, e.g. school visits, events.
  • Undertake first aid training, and provide intimate care if required.


Working with or caring for children of relevant age

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS (Essential Requirements)

An understanding of, and compassion for, children with a range of abilities and additional needs.

A general understanding of the KS2 curriculum.

A basic understanding of child development and learning.

The ability to support behaviour in class.

The ability to relate well to children and adults.

To be able to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING (Desirable Requirements)

Good numeracy/literacy skills.

NVQ 2 in teaching assistance or equivalent qualifications or experience.

First aid training or willingness to undertake training.

Knowledge of running interventions (academic and/or nurture)

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

* Friendly children

* Small class sizes

* The opportunity to help a school grow to “good”

* Staff who are enthusiastic, passionate and committed to making a difference

* Fully supported CPD opportunities

* Established schemes of work

* A sense of fun and enjoyment in an environment where colleagues all work together and support each other

* Supportive and involved Governors

Commitment to safeguarding

Kinderley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment. The posts are subject to enhanced CRB checks.

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About Kinderley Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
84 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01945 870374

Kinderley is a small rural primary school with big aspirations and ideas. We foster a family feel atmosphere where children are nurtured by our caring staff team. There are 69 children on roll between the ages of 2-11 years, in four mixed aged classes. At Kinderley, we aim to have PRIDE in all that we do: Perseverance, Respect, Independence, Dedication and enthusiasm.

Arranging a visit to Kinderley Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@kinderley.cambs.sch.uk.

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