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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - temporary basis

Full-time equivalent salary

£23114 to £23893

Pay scale

Delta Scale C (points 4 to 6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


• A good standard of written and numeracy skills (A/I/C)

• Good communication skills both oral and written (A/I/R)

• Ability to use basic technology to support the role (A/I)

• Ability to build positive relationships with all stakeholders (A/I)

• Ability to work constructively as part of a team (A/I/R) Desirable:

• Completion of DfES Teacher Assistant Induction Programme, or equivalent (A/C)

• Working with or caring for children of relevant age (A/I)

• Understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these (A/I)

• Emergency First Aid or First aid at work qualification (C)

• Previous experience of working with young people preferably in a school setting (A/I)

Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

  • Holiday Entitlement: minimum 35 days(subject to pro rata if working part time and dependent upon salary and continuous service) including statutory Bank Holidays.
  • Financial:offeringunlimitedaccess to a huge range ofdiscountson holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing:discounted & flexiblegymmemberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme,free annual flu jaband 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Motoring:access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*,discounted vehicle repairsand discounts on car/van hire.
  • Pension: excellentemployer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Personal and professional: we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

Further details about the role

Overall Purpose of Job:

As a Teaching Assistant Level 1, you will work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in a classroom with the teacher. You will support pupils to ensure they can access learning and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Main Responsibilities: Support the pupil by:

1. You will undertake the activities with either individuals or small groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional, and educational development.

2. You will carry out pre-determined educational activities and work programmes whilst promoting independent learning.

3. You will establish good relationships with pupils and act as a role model.

4. You will work to establish a supportive relationship with the children and their parents.

5. You will encourage acceptance and inclusion of the child with special needs.

6. You will promote and reinforce the child’s self-esteem. Support the Teacher by:

7. You will monitor individual children’s needs and report these to their designated supervisor as appropriate.

8. You will be aware of issues around pupil progress and achievement and report to the teacher as agreed.

9. You will keep such records of the children’s development as are required by the Academy.

10. You will assist teaching staff in their planning and delivery of work for individuals and groups of children ensuring resources are prepared and available.

11. You will provide support to the teacher in the delivery of local and national teaching strategies.

12. You will support teaching staff in the carrying out of home visits as required.

13. You will assist the teaching staff in the smooth transition between educational phases. Support the Academy by:

14. You will be aware of confidential issues to home/pupil/teacher/schoolwork and keep confidence as appropriate. General:

15. You will be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, inclusion, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person without delay.

16. You will participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

17. You will ensure you carry out your role in a way that demands high standards whilst supporting inclusion and welcoming diverse thinking.

18. You will ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.

19. You will work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR).

20. You will ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g., strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).

21. You will understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, always ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer at once.

22. You will always comply with the Trust’s policies and procedures.

23. You will undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.

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 Southmere Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
365 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Email address
Phone number
01274 422040

Southmere Primary Academy is a large primary academy with up to 472 pupils, including a 52 place nursery. The academy serves a diverse community with families from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Southmere is an aspiring school with a highly inclusive ethos. We believe that, through the pursuit of excellence, every child can achieve great things. Our curriculum is designed to promote learning which is active, engaging and personalised. We view the teaching and learning process as a partnership between the school, pupils and their parents. As a school we place great importance on the development of each and every child academically, socially and emotionally. We aim to provide a wide range of learning experiences both within the classroom and beyond which will promote a life-long love of learning and enable our children to become independent, forward thinking and socially responsible citizens of the future.

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