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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Contract type

Fixed term - 11 months

Pay scale

Grade 4 (SCP 4 - 6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team form September 2024. This is a temporary position until Friday 18th July 2025. The main purpose of this role is to support the teaching staff and other teaching assistants in the development and education of pupils in accordance with the aims and policies of our school.

If you are a creative and caring individual with the ability to think on your feet, this role is for you. The ideal candidate will be passionate about education, supportive of student's needs and eager to contribute to our collaborative educational environment.

Key skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with students, parents and teachers.
  • Ability to work patiently with students, understanding their individual needs and challenges.
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity when approaching the engagement of students to enhance their learning experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and other staff members

Personal qualities:

  • Passionate about education
  • Dependable
  • Positive attitude
  • Caring nature
  • Resourceful

Qualifications and training

  • GCSE Grade 4 (Grade C) or above in Maths and English
  • NCQ Level 2 teaching assistants or equivalent qualifications or experience desirable
  • Experience working with children or in an educational setting.
  • Requirement to complete the DfE’s Teacher Assistant Induction Programme
  • Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy / numeracy
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate first aid training
  • Evidence of a commitment to further professional development

Desirable experience:

  • Previous experience as a teaching assistant or in a similar educational role
  • General understanding of national / foundation stage curriculum
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning

What the school offers its staff

The Acorns Primary and Nursery School is a larger-than average sized school in Ellesmere Port, catering for 375 pupils aged between 2 and 11 years old. Our pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds, but most live within a close proximity to the school. We have much higher-than-average number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and also in receipt of EHCPs. We are a trauma-informed school with a Relationship Policy based upon restorative practice.

We are a member of the Rowan Learning Trust – a Multi-Academy Trust established in 2012 to maximise potential of all children, students and adults within their schools.

As a member of staff at The Acorns Primary and Nursery School and The Rowan Learning Trust, you can expect:

  • A supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment allowing you to progress and develop
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • The opportunity to work with a wide network of supportive and creative colleagues
  • Trust-wide collaboration
  • A workplace dedicated to providing a world class education and maximising potential for all.

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 The Acorns Primary and Nursery School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
368 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

At The Acorns Primary & Nursery School, we are a Rights Respecting School where everyone is welcome - we have No Outsiders. We equip our pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to become positive, global citizens. During their time here, children develop into intrinsically motivated, life-long learners: they understand the value of working hard and they aspire to achieve.

Our pupils leave us with a strong, moral compass, comfortable in their own skin, and knowing their own minds. They are brimming with self-belief and self-worth and are capable of being in respectful, trusting relationships with others in their community.

Throughout their time at The Acorns, we instil the characteristics of effective learning. These allow our pupils to develop into confident, resilient and independent adults, prepared to succeed in the modern world. We achieve this vision through our daily mission - Be The Best You Can Be - and by remaining true to our core values: mutual respect, equity, inclusivity and love.

Arranging a visit to The Acorns Primary and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email p.robinson@rlt.education.

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