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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

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, term time: Working Hours: Term Time only plus 5 INSET days - 36.25 hours per week Hours: Mon –Wed 8.15am – 4pm, Thurs 8.15am – 4.30pm, Fri 8.15am – 3.30pm

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

G4 SCP 13-16 £23,115-£23,893 FTE-Pay Award Pending

Actual salary

Actual Salary: £19,738 - £20,402

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. Our staff are innovative, hardworking and motivated. We are seeking to appoint multiple staff across our school to assist our brilliant teachers and support our wonderful children.

Positions available are 1 x Early Years Practitioner and 2 x Teaching Assistant

The EYP – Working across the early years setting – experience of leading a carpet and being able to deliver small group sessions would be beneficial.

Teaching assistants will work with in our KS1 or KS2 classes, supporting children and leading interventions – experience of running small group interventions would be advantageous.

We welcome applications from individuals, who care about people and can form strong relationships. They will motivate and inspire others to strive for the best.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • An experienced teaching assistant who has a wide range of experience across all age groups
  • Knowledgeable about a range of SEN issues and has the experience and motivation to support those learners.
  • 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
  • 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

The Meadows Primary Academy is an ambitious and inclusive community school with passion for delivering high quality education and our staff are innovative, hardworking and motivated.

At The Meadows, we aim to give our amazing children the very best. Our mission focuses on children, and adults, on the high expectations we have of our school community. Our 6 core values define our ‘personal excellence’ and are the backbone of our school. They guide our behaviour and drive everything we do.

What the school offers its staff

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

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • 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.

Shaw Education Trust are a thriving mix of diverse and growing schools including Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all working together to improve the lives of young people in our communities. We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. We’re 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.

We believe that everyone has the potential to be extraordinary! To this end, our growing number of primary schools within the trust tirelessly pursue excellence through research-based collaboration and innovation. Our developing, Trust-wide, 3D Primary curriculum and pioneering Digital Strategy is designed to create inspirational, energetic and immersive learning experiences. These enable every child to flourish within a caring, stimulating and purposeful atmosphere; fully prepared for their next stage of life and learning.

We know that at primary school, the quality of teaching affects both children’s social behaviour and intellectual development. This age and stage of learning has a more powerful impact on children’s academic progress than any other educational sector. Home too has a vital part to play! - Recognised through extensive research, it is the importance of early experiences and the powerful combination of home, pre-school and primary school partnerships that set the foundations enabling our amazing children and pupils to succeed.

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)
medical
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.

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