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  • Start date details

    Sept 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Working hours: 36.25 hours per week, Term Time plus 1 week (39 working weeks). Part time Working hours: 36.25 hours per week, Term Time plus 1 week (39 working weeks)

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term for 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary: SET Grade 4, Scale point 13 – 16. FTE salary per year £21,190 – £21,968

Actual salary

Actual Salary: £18,096 - £18,760 pro rata salary per annum.

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Meadows Primary Academy is an ambitious and inclusive community school with passion for delivering high quality education.

We are looking for multiple experienced teaching assistants to support in a variety of our classrooms. You will be working alongside a qualified teacher to support the learning and pastoral needs of the class as directed. We have a number of vacancies, which are on a fixed term contract until 31st August 2024. The fixed term appointments maybe extended beyond this date, depending on additional funding for the pupils they are supporting, and the greater needs of the school.

We welcome applications from individuals, who care about people and are able to form strong relationships. They will motivate and inspire others to strive for the best. We are looking for someone who is:

§ Qualified with an NVQ Level 2 or 3 for Teaching Assistants (or recognised equivalent qualification) and have experience working in a Primary School, ideally across Early Years, KS1 and KS2

§ Committed to working with staff and students to help them achieve their potential

§ Able to create a culture and ethos where all students can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning

§ Creative and able to embrace the challenges of The Meadows Primary Academy

§ An excellent communicator and demonstrates openness and honesty

§ An excellent team player who enjoys working collaboratively

§ Able to inspire and motivate children and staff

§ Highly skilled in managing personal interactions

§ Resilient under pressure

What the school offers its staff

In return for dedication, we can offer:

§ Child focused team and environment,

§ Incredible community of children, parents and carers who deserve only the best,

§ Balanced approach to wellbeing and workload,

§ Commitment to quality CPD, development and opportunities due to further school growth.

SHAW EDUCATION TRUST was established in 2014 and is sponsored by Shaw Trust and is a growing group of dynamically awesome academies providing education to children of all ages and abilities. Staff across our team of schools are dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point in life. Unlike other MATs, we don’t enforce a curriculum for all our schools to follow. Instead, we support each individual school to offer a programme that enables our students to deepen their knowledge, develop their skills, sparks their imagination and fires their curiosity.

To achieve this, we pledge an unswerving commitment to improve, accelerate and enable ambitious life goals amongst all our students, and provide our schools with the support they need to deliver the highest possible quality of education. Every action we take as a Trust is guided by our core values, with the best interest of our students and staff members at the heart of everything we do.

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff)
  • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

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 Meadows Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
363 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

The Meadows Primary Academy (formerly Blurton Primary School), situated in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, joined the Shaw Education Trust family on 1st January 2020.

At The Meadows, every child is encouraged to believe in themselves and to have high aspirations. Through promoting a positive attitude combined with a strong work ethic; our children know that they can do well in life if they work hard and aim high. This is woven into everything that we do through our core values of respect, positivity and collective responsibility.

We have a dynamic team of exceptional teachers and support staff who act as exemplary role models, educating and nurturing each child, enabling them to achieve high standards of academic attainment whilst also enabling them to become capable, caring and confident human beings. Also, over the past five years, we have achieved our aim of becoming an Attachment Aware School. Through this, we are committed to working to establish attachment-like relationships with our children, particularly with challenging and vulnerable children, in order to improve their chances of learning and achieving.

Arranging a visit to The Meadows Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email amy.james@tmpa.set.org.

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