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  • Start date details

    30th October 2023 (negotiable)

  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week 8:45am-3:15pm Monday to Friday (term time only).

Contract type

Fixed term - This is a specific purpose contract to cover a pupil with an EHCP. Should the pupil leave the school or the pupil’s EHCP is reduced/removed the post will cease.

Full-time equivalent salary

£21968 – £22777 pro-rata (£11.39 – £11.81 per hour)

Pay scale

Grade E Point 6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is able to work 30 hours per week and responsibilities will include assisting in the dining room and on the playground. A half hour unpaid lunch break will be provided. Although, we may be able to be flexible with the hours you will work or consider a job share.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Enjoy working with children and can develop good working relationships with them
  • Understand and are sympathetic to the needs of young children
  • Understand that behaviour is communication
  • Are passionate about promoting learning and achievement for all
  • Are willing to undertake training to meet any child’s medical needs
  • Have high levels of resilience, energy and enthusiasm, and have a sense of humour
  • Are a team player who can build good working relationships with colleagues
  • Have proficient skills in English and Maths
  • Can use your own initiative
  • Are a good communicator with children, parents and staff
  • Have skills and experience of supporting children with Special Educational Needs
  • Can protect and support the Christian ethos of the school

You will be required to:

  • Work with an individual with an EHCP but also with small groups of children under the direction of the class teacher
  • Support children with a range of needs including Autism, ADHD, and SEMH needs.
  • Support the class teacher, implementing planned learning activities/programmes as agreed in advance
  • Show initiative and flexibility
  • Build effective relationships with children, parents and colleagues

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer

  • An exceptionally happy and ambitious school community
  • Delightful pupils
  • Very pleasant school buildings and grounds
  • A team that prioritises staff wellbeing and values every member of our team
  • Term time working
  • Committed and supportive governors, church community and parents

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

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About Chapmanslade Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
99 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01373 832367

Chapmanslade CE VA Primary School is a unique, small village primary school set in beautiful countryside between Westbury and Frome. Our little (150 year old!) school has a wonderful community feel which we pride ourselves on. Chapmanslade School consists of four classrooms across two buildings and welcomes pupils from ages four to eleven. We currently have just under 100 pupils on roll. We are well-resourced, with a highly committed staff and a dedicated governing body. Our pupils are charming, charismatic and well-motivated.

Our school is an inclusive place where every member of our school community shows compassion and service, looking out for each other. We recognise all of our pupils as individuals, celebrating their strengths and differences. We aim to give courage to our pupils to achieve their full potential, experience personal successes and thrive in all that they do. We focus on relationships and building trust; modelling this to our wonderful young learners.

Chapmanslade School was judged Good at its last Ofsted in March 2023. “Pupils and staff are proud of their school. Parents are overwhelmingly positive. Many parents comment on how much staff care about the well-being of each pupil.”, 100% of parents would recommend Chapmanslade School to another parent (March 2023 Ofsted Report and Parentview).

Arranging a visit to Chapmanslade Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@chapmanslade.wilts.sch.uk.

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