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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 (£25,878 to £28,371 pro rata)

Actual salary

£15,039 - £16,488 (with under 5 years service)

Pay scale

Grade 5

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Relevant experience in a similar role, ideally within a school or childcare setting.
  • A passion for working with children and the ability to provide high-quality play support.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and build positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues.
  • Understanding of child development principles and the ability to adapt activities to suit different age groups.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Flexibility to work before or after school hours
  • First Aid certification is desirable but not essential (training can be provided).

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer a welcoming, friendly and supportive team, whose wellbeing is prioritised and who work together to ensure the best outcomes for all our children, not only in school but across the Mercia Learning Trust. Because of this, our children make very good progress and we have strong relationships with parents and members of the community. We actively encourage high quality CPD and there are opportunities to work with a range of outstanding staff and outside consultants

Commitment to safeguarding

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.
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About Totley Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
424 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Thank you for your interest in joining Totley Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great school and to play a key role in shaping the provision of education for our children. Totley Primary is a happy, thriving school providing high quality education both in the classroom and throughout a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We are very proud of our children and believe they should perform well academically and also develop as people. Totley Primary is part of the Mercia Learning Trust along with King Ecgbert School, Mercia School, Newfield School, Nether Edge Primary and Woodlands Primary. Our expectations for every Totley child are high; excellence and enjoyment are at the heart of all we will seek to do. We believe in the potential of every child, providing opportunities and enabling them to thrive in our caring environment. Our staff team are central to our success. They drive and accelerate the outstanding provision we offer to our community and we want the very best people to join us. If you feel you have the skills, drive and ambition to help support our aims then please do read on. Ben Paxman Headteacher

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