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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 27.5 hours per week, 46 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade D (SCP 5-6)

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who is ambitious and has an excellent work ethic to join our team as a Level 2 TA. You will be the perfect candidate for this role if you can:

Communication and influence

  • Actively listen to what others have to say and gain support for your own opinion.
  • Ask open questions and ensure that there is no confusion or ambiguity to the listener.
  • Ensure your own case is consistent when seeking support.

Team working

  • Demonstrate a non-judgemental approach to the values, views and needs of others.
  • See other people’s points of view and encourage and respect views that are different from your own.
  • Take time to get to know people and how they operate.

Organisational awareness

  • Keep up to date on changes / new developments in your own and other areas of the school’s activities and their impact on the school’s performance.
  • Support the change process, remaining positive during times of change.
  • Willingly cooperate with others and highlight potential problems in a positive and supportive way.

Use of Technology

  • Use and understand the purpose of information communication technology (ICT) and are able to use it for routine and pre-set purposes.

Professional values and practice

  • Demonstrate high expectations for all pupils.
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently with respect and consideration, and demonstrate concern for their development as learners.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and carry out the role effectively, knowing when to seek help and advice.
  • Improve own practice through observations, evaluation and discussion with colleagues.

Further to the above personal attributes, we also require the following experience, knowledge, and qualifications:

Experience and knowledge

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with and / or caring for children of relevant age / subject area, in an educational setting.
  • General understanding of national / foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes / techniques
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • General awareness of inclusion, especially within a school setting.

Qualifications and training

  • GCSE Grade C (Grade 4) or above in Maths and English
  • NCQ Level 2 for teaching assistants or equivalent qualifications or experience.
  • Requirement to complete the DfE’s Teacher Assistant Induction Programme
  • Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy / numeracy
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate first aid training
  • Evidence of a commitment to further professional development

What the school offers its staff

With a commitment to recruiting, nurturing, and developing staff, we offer a supportive and welcoming environment where every team member is valued.

We can offer you:

  • Opportunities for Growth: Join a growing school with a proven track record of staff development
  • A Collaborative Environment: Work as part of a supportive team with excellent colleagues
  • An Inclusive Community: Be part of a school that values diversity and inclusion
  • Modern Facilities: Benefit from a new school building programme and ongoing refurbishments
  • Expansive Grounds: Utilise extensive school grounds to enhance the learning experience of our pupils.
  • A Network of Support: Access support and networking opportunities within the Rowan Learning Trust.
  • A Nurturing Restorative Approach: Embrace a restorative, trauma informed behaviour approach in our school culture.
  • Your Professional Development: Develop leadership skills as a subject leader and support the wider school.
  • Strong Governance: Enjoy the backing of a supportive governing body and uphold our Super Values.
  • A Warm Welcoming Atmosphere: Join a friendly and welcoming school community with supportive staff.

Why join us?

  • Make a significant impact in a school that values your growth and development.
  • Collaborate with a supportive team and benefit from excellent colleague support.
  • Contribute to an inclusive school community that prioritises diversity and equality.
  • Work in a modern school environment with ongoing refurbishments and ample resources.
  • Utilise extensive school grounds to enhance the learning journey for our pupils.
  • Access support and networking opportunities within the Rowan Learning Trust.
  • Embrace a restorative behaviour approach and develop leadership skills as a subject leader.
  • Join a warm and welcoming school community with a strong ethos supported by our Super Values.
  • Enjoy the backing of a supportive governing body committed to your success.

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.

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About Plantation Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
480 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

At Plantation Primary School, we foster a vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to nurturing the academic, social, and emotional development of every child. Located in the heart of Halewood, Knowsley, our school embodies a caring ethos where kindness, respect, determination, and honesty are at the core of everything we do – our Super Values.

Over the years, Plantation Primary School has been recognised for our commitment to excellence in education and holistic development. We take pride in our achievements, including prestigious awards such as the School Games Gold award, the Knowsley Schools for Health Gold Award, and the International School Award for Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum. Our dedication to arts, literacy, and sports excellence has been acknowledged through various accolades, including the Arts Mark Award Silver and the Educate Awards for Outstanding Commitment to PE & Sport.

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