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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    11 December 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    27 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114 to £23,893

Pay scale

NJC scale point 4 to 6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint two exceptional teaching assistants with aspiration and ambition. This role includes working with vulnerable children on a 1-1 basis and supporting them to access the curriculum. It will also include assisting teachers in management of the classroom and preparing resources. Experience of working with SEN pupils and excellent behaviour management skills are desirable.

You will have a positive attitude of self-improvement and a commitment to work alongside colleagues to share best practice, learn, reflect and improve. We are looking for a professional with a strong vocational commitment to improve the life chances of our children with exciting and engaging teaching, learning and lunchtime experiences. Does this sound like you?

A successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about making school life exciting and memorable
  • Determined to ensure that all children have the opportunity to make good progress and will exceed national standards
  • A reflective practitioner who is always open to new initiatives
  • A team player who is highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of our academy in their application, indicating how they could contribute to developing our community, enhance opportunities for our children and promote our Christian ethos and values
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, self-motivated and able to use initiative
  • Organised, efficient, professional and adaptable
  • Caring, empathetic and patient with a good sense of humour
  • Someone who lives life with a smile!

SEN Specific Experience (Desirable):

  • Experience of using a total communication approach
  • Experience of supporting children with physical needs requiring physio support and intimate care
  • Understands child development and attachment theory in relation to challenging behaviour
  • Establishes positive, supportive and clear relationships with children, parents and staff
  • A commitment to inclusion in a mainstream setting

What the school offers its staff

In return, we offer:

  • A learning community where you are encouraged to innovate, think for yourself, try new ideas, make a difference and take on responsibility
  • Happy, enthusiastic children who are motivated to learn
  • A dedicated and mutually supportive staff team
  • Supportive leadership, parents, local governors and Multi-Academy Trust
  • Opportunities to network with partnership school and Trust colleagues
  • High quality opportunities for continued professional development
  • An academy trust employee benefits and wellbeing package.

Commitment to safeguarding

St James CE Primary Academy and The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About St James' Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
409 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01202 426696

The St. James’ family is a welcoming, thriving, innovative community; loving and inspiring, forgiving and challenging. Together we can, and will, enrich the world.

Arranging a visit to St James' Church of England Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email simon.walden@stjamescebournemouth.com.

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