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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 35 hours per week - Monday to Friday - 8.15am to 3.45pm with 30 minutes lunch break

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year initially

Full-time equivalent salary

Spine point 5 (£23,500*) to Spine Point 6 (£23,893*) pro-rata for part-time (35 hours) and term-time only (39 weeks worked / 44.85 weeks paid) *pay award pending

Actual salary

£19,120.56 to £19,440.32

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join our team which will include supporting children with special needs on a one to one or group basis. This role could be in KS1 or KS2 depending upon your experience. Previous experience of working in a multi-cultural primary school will be an advantage. Candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to the school’s inclusive ethos. This is a fixed term contract initially until July 2024.

Main Duties:

  • Establish a nurturing relationship with pupils and, under the direction of teaching staff, implement strategies to support children’s learning and behaviour
  • Contributing to the learning environment by setting up appropriate activities and preparing suitable resources.
  • Supporting the inclusion of children with physical and communication difficulties, either individually or in a group situation.
  • Using effective strategies to support children with special education needs and children with language needs
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Creating a happy and welcoming atmosphere
  • Communicating with parents and developing strong, positive relationships with them
  • Providing first aid and toileting support when required

CACHE, NVQ or other recognised qualifications are desirable but not essential as relevant experience and personal qualities will also be taken into consideration. The successful candidate will need to have:-

  • Experience working with children
  • Have a good educational background with excellent written and oral communication skills, including GCSE English & Mathematics or equivalent at grade A-C
  • Be able to make positive relationships with children, working closely with pupils who are finding learning difficult
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a passion for supporting pupils and their families
  • Have a positive and enthusiastic approach with the ability to work within a team as well as on own initiative
  • Have a clear understanding of the need for confidentiality and awareness of child protection issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • A vibrant, richly diverse school community
  • A supportive and caring ethos where everyone is valued
  • A school at the heart of its community
  • An experienced team
  • A fabulous building with great facilities

Commitment to safeguarding

Sharrow School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is an offence to apply for a role at Sharrow School if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity working with children. All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Sharrow Nursery, Infant and Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
518 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Sharrow is a 2 form entry primary school located just off London Road in Sheffield, serving the Sharrow area. A walk along the London Road will give you a flavour of the cultural and racial diversity of the community. The school serves an economically diverse area with housing ranging from large stone fronted Victorian properties in Nether Edge to privately-rented accommodation and Council flats. The school has a commitment to equality of opportunity for all learners and operates a vigorous inclusion policy.

All of the above contribute to creating a dynamic and diverse school community. We attach significant importance to developing children’s literacy and numeracy skills as well as their creative and expressive skills. We encourage children to develop their sporting abilities, we take part in many inter-school events and become involved in various sporting initiatives.

Our commitment to children’s good academic progress helps to ensure their future economic and social well-being. As part of this process, we encourage parents/carers to get involved with their child’s learning and work closely with parents/carers to help develop their own skills.

We have a purpose-built school building, with a children’s centre incorporated. We cater for children from 3 months to 11 years and provide learning opportunities for older children and adults out of school hours. This building has been designed and built to ensure that we are better able to meet the needs of the children and their families and enable us to develop our school philosophy - delivering a creative and exciting curriculum. Teaching takes place in year group bases.

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