Location: Exeter based
We are wishing to recruit additional teaching assistants to work in a modern and well-resourced Early Years setting in one of the Exeter Based schools. There are several positions available to work as part of the KS1 or KS2 teams within the Trust.
Teaching Assistants work alongside the class teachers to support children in all areas of the curriculum and to also assist in the preparation of the learning environment, liaising with parents, maintaining pupil records and carrying out a range of administrative tasks to support the teacher. Relevant experience of working with children and qualifications are desirable (e.g. NVQ level 3 or equivalent or higher). It is our responsibility to prepare pupils for the ever-changing, digital work of the 21st Century, therefore, we are looking for teaching assistants who are willing to embrace the ethos of delivering a knowledge rich, purposeful, and projectbased curriculum, through the meaningful use of technology. To be successful, you must demonstrate that you are willing to support teachers to teach innovatively and you must be prepared to collaborate within teams with your colleagues. You must also be open to working with children in supporting them in their learning through projects that blend physical and digital learning environments, through video calling and online resources.
The schools offer this exciting curriculum through a wide range of activities, both within the classroom but also through the wider environment. You will be expected to support all children, working together as a professional team, to ensure that every child makes excellent progress. You will support in the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum offer, including; the teaching of reading, leading PE and Games sessions, going on school trips and residentials and taking responsibility for the mentoring and tutoring of individual children. We provide a full programme of extra-curricular activities, outdoor learning programmes, sporting squads and teams, dedicated art and science rooms, a library service and 1:1 digital devices for every pupil.
You will also be involved in leading playtime activities with children and supporting within the family dining service where older children serve young children each lunch time.
Cornerstone Academy Trust has schools based on the edge of Exeter in East Devon and in the coastal town of Barnstaple in North Devon. Our employees have access to the Local Government pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.
During term time we provide wrap-around care for children across the schools (Reception up to Year 6) from 7.30am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and we offer a holiday club for school aged children in each school holiday period, bar the Christmas holidays.
We have a mixture of term time and all year round vacancies available, in either KS1 or KS2. Most positions will help support the wraparound care we offer at breakfast time and after school, so the day could start as early as 8am and finish around 5pm. However, we would still like to hear from you should you only be able to offer hours during the regular school day. Please state your preference and availability as part of your application.
Salaries will commence at £19,000 full time equivalent, based on a 37 hour week, but will be more for working longer days. Term time only posts will be subject to a pro rating of the salary to reflect the weeks worked per annum.
There will be an entitlement to a 30-minute lunch break.
You will have access to the Local Government pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.
Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement.
We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
A job description and an application form can be obtained at Join Our Staff (tcat.education)