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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Contract end date 21/07/2022

Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade E

Teaching Assistant job summary

Temporary Contract to 21st July 2023 35 hours per week 

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the above position. I would like to clarify that the advertised salary: Grade E £21,695-£23,484 is for full-time and therefore the 35 hours advertised, over 39 weeks, will be a proportion (pro-rata) of this.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to the post of Teaching Assistant, supporting students with varying educational needs and join our hardworking team here at LCS. The position requires someone who:

  • Is caring and patient and able to cater for the individual needs of the child - social, emotional, communication and language support.
  • Can support appropriate access to learning.
  • Is capable of working in partnership with teachers and parents.
  • Has high expectations of children's attainment and behaviour. • Is hard-working, flexible and a good team player.
  • Preferably has some experience of pupils with ASD, Dyslexia or Physical Impairments.

Experience of working in a school environment/similar role, is desirable for this post. Excellent standards of literacy and numeracy (GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths), are essential. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more detailed information.

Completed application forms, with supporting letter explaining why you feel you have the qualifications, experience and personal qualities required for this post, should be returned by email to: jobs@littleover.derby.sch.uk

Please note, school will only contact successful candidates.

Closing date for applications : Wednesday 28th September at 12 noon Interview date to be confirmed.

Information and application forms are available from the school website: www.littleover.derby.sch.uk

Littleover Community School is a diverse and highly successful comprehensive school, with consistently outstanding levels of attainment and progress across the curriculum. We are proud of our academic record, and of the pastoral care which maintains a feeling of community in a large and expanding school.

Littleover Community School welcomes enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. The school actively promotes equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Littleover Community School complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.

Littleover Community School undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed and can only ask an individual to provide details of convictions and cautions that they are legally entitled to know about.

Where a DBS certificate at either standard or enhanced level can legally be requested (where the position is one that is included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 as amended) and where appropriate Police Act Regulations (as amended), Littleover Community School can only ask an individual about convictions and cautions that are not protected.

Littleover Community School selects all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

Copies of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, along with other school policies, are available on our website at: https://www.littleover.derby.sch.uk/information.php#policies

We would advise anyone applying for a position at LCS to read the above documents, along with the following Keeping Children Safe in Education document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Commitment to safeguarding

Littleover Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS disclosure with a children’s barred list check, two satisfactory references and successful completion of vetting procedures. In accordance with the statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted as part of due diligence on shortlisted candidates. Copies of our Safeguarding Policy, along with other school policies, are available at: https://www.littleover.derby.sch.uk/information.php#policies
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About Littleover Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1828 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01332 513219

Littleover Community School is a Derby City Council, 11-18 co-educational, comprehensive school. Our school is situated four miles to the south west of the centre of Derby, in pleasant, spacious grounds and has a proud academic and pastoral record. Many teachers, after thriving here and developing their skills, go on to posts of responsibility here or elsewhere. Others, happy to work in a school which values effective classroom teaching above all else, stay here and contribute hugely over the years.

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