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  • Start date details

    Following Recruitment Checks

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 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

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 to £23,893 FTE

Pay scale

£20,213 to £20,551 (with under 5 years’ service)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • GCSE Grade C in English and Maths
  • Has an awareness of pupils with special educational needs
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Can maintain trust and confidentiality where appropriate
  • Experience of working with young people and children, including those with Special Educational Needs
  • Flexible
  • Honest and reliable
  • Calm under pressure
  • Patient
  • Empathetic with young people
  • Team player
  • High personal and professional standards

What the school offers its staff

  • UNIQUENESS Woodlands is distinguished from other schools by its unique, warm, and welcoming atmosphere where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
  • COMMUNITY Staff members, many of whom have dedicated 17 years to Woodlands, view the institution as an extended family, indicating a strong sense of community within the school.
  • INCLUSIVITY Staff members appreciate working at Woodlands primarily for the team's emphasis on inclusion and meeting the needs of every child, reflecting a commitment to inclusivity.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Woodlands Primary School offers a wide array of professional opportunities with a clear focus on continuous professional development and growth. The leadership team is noted for their exceptional support and investment in staff.
  • UNITY The staff at Woodlands are described as resilient, professional, hardworking, and supportive of each other, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie within the school community.

  • FORWARD THINKING Woodlands and its associated trust are recognized for their forward-thinking approach, being outward-facing, research-led, and collaborative in their endeavours.
  • TEAMWORK Collaboration among staff at Woodlands goes beyond mere cooperation, reflecting true camaraderie and a shared commitment to supporting one another to create an environment where every child's needs are met.
  • WORKLOAD The manageable workload at Woodlands enables staff to deliver their best while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, contributing to a positive working environment.
  • COLLABORATION The Mercia Learning Trust is praised for its commitment to supporting staff and providing valuable opportunities for collaboration with practitioners across its network of schools.
  • CHALLENGE Staff members at Woodlands find fulfillment in the daily challenges presented by their roles, particularly in the enthusiasm displayed by the students, highlighting the rewarding nature of their work.

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)
medical
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 Woodlands Primary School

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

Thank you for your interest in joining Valley Park Community Nursery and Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great school and to play a key role in shaping the provision of education for our children.

At Valley Park Primary and Nursery School we care about success and about each other. We have high expectations inside the classroom and outside the classroom in all that we do. As a community school, we take our role seriously in providing the best quality care and education for children from age 2 to 11.

We focus on the important things that children need. We do not focus solely on outcomes and test results, but on giving children the right attitudes and knowledge for a successful life. To demonstrate this, we have our “4 Is” which we want all children to become: intelligent talkers, insatiable readers, impeccably behaved and inclusive citizens. Everything we do should focus on these.

Many of our children need the care and attention of our school to be like a family. So, we have our family values which are:

RESPECT: resilience, empathy, self-respect, punctuality, enthusiasm, character and talk.

All of us need to show these values at all times, our staff, children and community. This means we develop in our knowledge and our behaviour.

Our staff team are central to our success. They drive and accelerate the provision we offer to our community and we want the very best people to join us. We have a very strong staff team who are all focused on our children, making sure that every day is the best it can be for all of them.

If you feel you have the skills, drive and ambition to help support our aims, then please do read on.

Arranging a visit to Woodlands Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk.

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