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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 22 hours, 45 minutes per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time plus inset days)

Contract type

Fixed term - until August 2025

Pay scale

Grade 5, Point 5-6: £12,429 – £12,636 per annum (subject to experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and resourceful Teaching Assistant to join our team at Sherborne Abbey Primary School, on a fixed-term basis until August 2025. This post will primarily be working in the Year 4 class and represents an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic and qualified member of support staff who is keen to develop.

The hours of work for this role will be mornings on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday and full days on Tuesday & Friday.

The successful candidate will:

  • Show respect to others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the trust
  • Be positive, optimistic, caring, kind and approachable
  • Be willing to be immersed in the life of a busy school

Our values and ethos focus on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children.

What the school offers its staff

SAST Benefits:

As part of SAST, we can offer you a range of benefits including:

  • High- quality CPD opportunities
  • A strong and highly experienced network of Trust senior leaders
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site nursery provision at some of our schools
  • Cycle to work scheme

Further details about the role

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Adams, Office Manager at office@sherborneabbey.dorset.sch.uk.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

SAST recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check. 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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About Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School

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

We are excited to be part of SAST. There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years. We believe in preserving schools in their local community. This means that there will be considerable local expertise to support the school and staff with the chance to contribute to wider developments.

At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff. The schools have extensive links beyond the immediate area and are keen to extend these further.

Arranging a visit to Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@sherborneabbey.dorset.sch.uk.

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