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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week - Monday-Friday 8.45am-3.15pm Term Time plus INSET days (39 weeks)

Contract type

Fixed term - Temporary Named Child Contract

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £23,500 and £26,421

What skills and experience we're looking for

We would like a Teaching Assistant who:

  • Is a bright and positive person, who enjoys working with all children.
  • Has experience or willing to learn how to work with children who have speech and language difficulties.
  • Is experienced in helping children with Autism thrive.
  • Has a commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school.
  • Is creative, enthusiastic, and proactive, keen to embrace new ideas and challenges.
  • Has a commitment to safeguarding and equality.
  • Has effective teamwork and communication skills.
  • Is caring and sensitive

What the school offers its staff

Our school offers a welcoming, safe, happy learning environment where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners. Our Children are well behaved (come see for yourself) and we all benefit from a supportive staff team and governors.


At Castor C of E Primary School, we believe that our staff’s wellbeing comes first: happy staff means a happy learning environment for all.

Below is a list of some of the small things, which we believe contribute to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and show recognition that their efforts and work are always valued:

Teachers’ PPA time can be taken at home – we believe this gives our teachers the time, space and freedom to have opportunities for family time and to do all those things that can’t be done in a working day.

Open Door – Senior leaders’ doors are always open for advice and to discuss any matters.

Manageable Marking – we believe that teachers should use their time on creating fantastic lessons to meet the needs of their pupils rather than time spent marking.

Free Refreshments – school pays for all tea/coffee/milk for staff.

Staff Meetings – our staff meetings are used purposefully supportive CPD and essential tasks.

End of Term Breakfast – at the end of each term breakfast is provided for our staff to enjoy.

Duties – responsibility for duties is shared equally, as much as possible, to limit additional staff workload.

Social Gatherings – optional meetups are encouraged for staff to relax, unwind and celebrate.

Communication – WhatsApp, Google Calendar and email are used to try to keep everyone as up-to-date as possible with news and events. Staff can opt in and out of these notifications whenever they please, with no expectation of out of hours responses. Deadlines are carefully considered and well publicised.

Duvet Days – we offer all of our staff the opportunity to have a whole school day off per year, no questions asked!

Residential Reward – in recognition of the free time given up attending residential trips we reward each member of staff with a day off.

Mental Health First Aider – it is incredibly important to us that staff know that there is always someone available for them to talk to.

Buddy – new staff have a colleague who can offer support when needed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Castor C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS checks. Posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and do require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

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About Castor CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
195 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01733 380280

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our friendly team at Castor and contribute to the academic growth and holistic development of the children in our school.

Castor Church of England Primary School is set in a beautiful village just four miles from Peterborough with excellent road links to the surrounding area. It is a place where every member of the team is highly valued and where the right candidate can make a difference to the lives of our children within a supportive caring environment.

Arranging a visit to Castor CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@castor.peterborough.sch.uk.

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