Teaching Assistant Vacancy
Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit a permanent part-time Teaching Assistant, based at Milton on Stour Primary School
Hours: 27.5 hours per week, 9.00am to 3.30pm (with 1-hour unpaid lunch break), Monday to Friday, 38.2 weeks per year (term time plus one agreed inset day per year).
Salary range: Salary Dorset Grade 5, Point 5 - £23,500 pro rata, per annum (actual salary £14,772 per annum).
Required to start: as soon as possible
Milton -on Stour Primary School is set in the beautiful North Dorset countryside, just outside the town of Gillingham. The school is a five class Church of England Primary school with mixed age classes and lies adjacent to the St Jude and St Simon Church.At Milton our core values are love, hope and joy and our Christian ethos is underpinned by the story of The Good Shepherd. Our school prides itself on a curriculum that is text rich and offers experiential learning, with embracing diversity, developing character skills and assured oracy at the heart of what we do.Milton on Stour Primary School joined Pickwick in February 2024 and strongly believes in collaboration and sharing of best practice to enable our children to flourish in their school and their community.
As a Teaching Assistant you must be committed and flexible, be able to support groups and individual children with their learning. Being able to work as part of a team is essential as well as being able to use your own initiative. The successful candidates will need excellent communication and liaison skills and will be closely supported by teachers.
Duties will include:
Supporting pupils learning, either in groups or through 1:1 work with specific children. The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the pupil/s
Supporting pupils self-esteem, inclusion and behavioural development
Provide physical/personal care to pupils where required
Supporting the teacher/s
Supporting the curriculum - Support the delivery of the English and Mathematics curriculum along with other aspects of both the National Curriculum and the enhanced curriculum offered by the school.
Support the school e.g. assisting with setting up, storing and retrieving and general maintenance of classroom equipment and teaching aids.
As well as classroom support, you will be required to work with children with specific needs.
The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This will involve undertaking annual Safeguard training and using school reporting systems for any Safeguard concerns.
We can offer:
- A happy school, underpinned by our School values; Caring, Positive and Stimulating
- Motivated, enthusiastic children who love learning
- An inclusive school where everyone is valued and encouraged to succeed
- As part of Pickwick Academy Trust we offer excellent training and opportunities in your career at whatever stage
- For a full list of staff benefits please refer to the attached Applicant Information Pack
Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information.
Interested candidates are required to apply by 12noon on Monday 19th February 2024.
Interviews date will be confirmed
At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment.
All shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of safer recruitment due diligence. Successful candidates will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check if working in regulated activity
Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Our aim is to ensure that no applicant or employee is discriminated against or is disadvantaged by policies, procedures, conditions or requirements. We have a caring and supportive environment where wellbeing is a key priority – flexible working requests will be considered.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
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