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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE) Depending on skills and experience

Teaching Assistant job summary

Hours of work: We have two vacancies, both working 38 weeks a year plus INSET Days. The hours available are:

  • Vacancy 1: 8.40am - 3.10pm Monday-Friday, including 30 minute MDSA lunch duty and 30 minute lunchbreak
  • Vacancy 2: 9.00 - 3.00pm Monday-Friday, including 30 minute MDSA lunch duty and 30 minute lunchbreak

Please indicate on your application which working pattern you would prefer.

A bit about us:

North Bradley CE Primary School is a proud member of EQUA Mead Learning Trust. Our family of like-minded schools collaborate to provide mutual support, share best practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing each school’s distinctive character. We believe all children and young people have the right to a great education and we seek to improve the life chances of all those we serve; it is our mission to give Every Child, Every Chance of success.

Across our Trust, we want our children and young people to be inspired by their learning, and to instil in them a motivation and aspiration to succeed in all they do. Our schools are highly inclusive and we are proud to have high expectations of our children and young people, encouraging and preparing them to do their very best in their learning both within the curriculum and beyond.

Children and young people in our schools are happy and safe, motivated to reach their full potential and equipped to become resilient, independent learners. They are prepared to live responsibly and peacefully in the spirit of understanding, and opportunities to develop their creativity, confidence and communication skills are woven into all aspects of school life.

Inclusion is the beating heart of our organisation, and we cherish it in our staff just like we do in our children. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our communities and welcome applications from anyone with the skills and experience to do the role they are applying to, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected characteristic. We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • A clear vision with purpose and Christian values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team of staff and governors
  • A happy and caring work environment with high levels of professional development
  • A clear, comprehensive induction process

All about the role:

We have the opportunity for two Teaching Assistants to join our team at North Bradley CE Primary School. Whether you are an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge, or someone early in their career looking for the next step, this post will be rewarding and fulfilling. Experience of working in schools would be beneficial, however, training can be provided for the right candidate; if you are passionate about giving Every Child Every Chance, and ready to support all of our learners to flourish, we would love to hear from you.

You will work in different ways to ensure the engagement of children in learning including 1:1, small group and whole class learning. You will want the best possible outcomes for all children and have high expectations while also supporting children’s emotional wellbeing and behaviour. The role involves:

  • Working with groups of individuals within all curricular areas under the direction of the teacher, to develop their physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills
  • Assisting with learning activities to develop children’s knowledge through support and encouragement
  • Preparing activities, ensuring that appropriate materials and equipment are available, and assisting in clearing away afterwards
  • Supporting the preparation and adaptation of teaching aids, games, and worksheets as directed
  • Meeting children’s pastoral needs for praise, comfort, encouragement, reassurance and care
  • Taking responsibility for the welfare and hygiene of children

Ideally, you will have a Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning, and be trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training.

As well as your core Teaching Assistant responsibilities, you will act as a Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA), supporting children in the hall to have a calm and enjoyable lunchtime, or be based on the playground supporting children with engaging in varied lunchtime activities. The role also includes cleaning and tidying the hall at the end of lunchtime, and includes lifting and moving chairs and tables.

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. We will only submit a DBS application to the relevant disclosure service when a position is accepted.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow Safer Recruitment procedures and all interviews, regardless of role, will include questions about approaches to safeguarding. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available on our website and follows all guidance in the most recent Keeping Children Safe in Education.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

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)
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 North Bradley CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 210 pupils
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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