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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    14 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 25 Hours per week / 5 hours per day term-time only Teaching Assistant with potentially 5 hours per week / 1 hour per day term time only Welfare Assistant

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months in the first instance

Pay scale

NJC Grade 4 & Foundation Living Wage

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please see job description & person specification

What the school offers its staff

Would you like to join a team of highly skilled professionals who value the importance of high-quality education? Would you like to work in a place where your professional development and well-being is a priority? Would you like to work in a place where a sense of humour is a requirement? If so then you may be what we are looking for.

Westgate is very large pupil mainstream primary school serving the community in Morecambe. The pupils are at the centre of everything we do with a committed, experienced and hard-working staff base meeting the needs of the children we are responsible for. The ideal candidate will be someone who is child-centred, compassionate and resilient.

We are looking for individuals who can truly support children and be part of a team that make a positive and life-long difference.

Further details about the role

Thank you for taking an interest in our current vacancy for the Teaching Assistant post at Westgate Primary School. We are looking for a full time Teaching Assistant (25 hours per week). There will also be additional welfare hours available for 5 hours per week. This post will be temporary for 12 months in the first instance.

This post will include general class based Teaching Assistant responsibilities as well as supporting children with Special Educational Needs, including Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties as part of a class team approach. The year group for the general Teaching Assistant post has yet to be determined and will reflect the range of applications we receive.

The successful applicant will:

  • Care passionately for all our children, no matter what their barriers are or challenges they bring into school.
  • Build professional relationships with children, staff, parents and outside agencies.
  • Have knowledge of child development and safeguarding.
  • Work with existing staff to support pupils and raise achievement.

In return, Westgate can offer:

  • Supportive and caring working environment.
  • Being part of a great school community team with the children's best interests at heart.
  • Ongoing continuous professional development to build on individual's strengths and interests.
  • Opportunities to learn from experienced and skilled staff

We are looking for an individual with personal attributes who will be able to support our children. Previous experience in a school or alternative educational setting would be desirable, but is not essential.

Please email applications to e.nutt@westgatesch.com

The closing date for applications is Thursday 14th March

We welcome you to come and have a look around our school and school tours will take place on Friday 8th March at 3.30pm. Please book your place by contacting the office on 01524 832747.

Many thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Henderson

Acting Head Teacher

Westgate Primary School

Commitment to safeguarding

The safety and well-being of our children in our care is paramount. Our approach to safeguarding and child protection is child-centred and we recognise the importance of listening to the voice of the child.

Westgate's practice is governed by the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2022.

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About Morecambe and Heysham Westgate Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
573 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01524 832747

Maintained primary school

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email e.nutt@westgatesch.com.

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