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  • Start date details

    9th October

  • Closing date

    28 September 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,189.00 - £21,575.00 Annually (FTE) Pro Rata - pay award pending

Teaching Assistant job summary

About this Role

Particular Responsibilities

The particular responsibilities attached to the post of teaching assistant are as follows:

        Support individuals and groups of children in activities, both inside and outside, under the direction of the Nursery Lead Practitioner and/or EYFS Team Leader.

        Prepare, set-up, manage and clean teaching materials and organise supplies of resources as requested by the Nursery Lead Practitioner and/or EYFS Team Leader both indoor and outdoor learning areas.

        Assist with the school’s record keeping systems, including observations and assessments of individual children.

        Support good classroom discipline, reinforcing standards of behaviour and tidiness within the classroom.

        Assist with preparation of display boards as well as helping to mount displays of work.

        Support new children when they first enter Nursery / Reception.

        Attend meetings as required and share information and participate in discussion as appropriate.

        Attend staff training, after school meetings (paid as additional hours) and special occasions in the school’s annual calendar (when appropriate).

        Be conversant with the procedures and policies of the school and RLT e.g Health and Safety, Behaviour, Safeguarding etc.

        Support and develop a positive self image in the child using praise to highlight effort as well as success.

        Treat all information concerning children and school matters as confidential at all times.

        Refer all matters of a sensitive nature regarding safeguarding to the Designated Safeguarding Lead as a matter of priority.

Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:
•all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character
•sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still
•all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly
•collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload
• where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The River Learning Trust and Windrush School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.  All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people.  The River Learning Trust are required to conduct online searches about you as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online.  By applying for this role, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check  Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.


For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. For further guidance for applicants click on the this link List of offences that are not filtered

Our staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

What benefits does the Trust offer to its employees?

  • Annual pay increase for support staff (in line with grade boundaries) and for Teachers (subject to government framework and successful performance review)
  • A Defined Benefit Pension Scheme with favourable terms for all employees

(Teachers Pension for Teachers; LGPS for Support Staff)

  • Moving from the public sector? Those without a break in service can be reassured that RLT will recognise their continuous service.
  • Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace.
  • Offering flexible working wherever we can, in order to support the work life balance of our employees.
  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement for support staff (minimum 24 days rising to 32 day plus bank holidays  per annum - dependent on grade of role and length of service) 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Funded eye tests and glasses for DSE users (subject to T/Cs)



NOTE 1: Some cautions, reprimands, warnings and convictions are protected under the DBS filtering process and you do not have to disclose them.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 [exceptions] Order 1975 [2013 and 2020] provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain convictions and cautions are considered "protected." This means that they do not need to be disclosed to an employer  and, if they are disclosed, an employer cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found here https://hub.unlock.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/What-will-be-filtered-by-the-DBS.pdf

NOTE 2: if you are under 18 it is no longer a legal requirement for you to disclose any cautions you hold

All staff uphold public trust in their profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by:not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


Child protection policy is available on the school website www.windrush.org

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About Windrush Church of England Primary School

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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