We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible to join the highly regarded staff within our Trust to take a lead on elements of our outdoor curriculum. We are looking for someone with relevant experience of working with children, who is enthusiastic about supporting and educating primary aged children. You will need to have a passion and commitment to wanting our young children to develop a life-long love of learning by being a positive, nurturing, and supportive role model.
In particular, we are looking to employ someone with a passion for outdoor learning, who would thrive when leading children in Forest School activities. We are keen to hear from you if you have completed forest school training or are willing to be trained via the necessary courses. You will also champion engagement with our school allotment and the care of our school goats through working with children and the wider school community.
You will work alongside the class teachers to support children in all areas of the outdoor curriculum. You will also be involved in supporting children at break and lunch times in setting up our play provision or helping with the family dining arrangements in the school hall.
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. We would like to see the postholder develop a lunchtime club offering based around the outdoors, such as gardening, or an environmental/eco club.
You will benefit from a generous 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.
The core job is 9:00am to 3:30pm for 40 weeks a year (term time, non-pupil days plus one week in the holidays). The position is permanent. The salary will normally commence at a full time equivalent of £21,000 (based on 37-hour week and all year working) but will be pro rata adjusted for your hours per week and weeks worked per year. Proven relevant experience may warrant a starting salary higher up the pay scale.
We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974
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. Please note online searches may be done as part of pre-recruitment checks
A job description and an application form can be obtained at: www.tcat.education/vacancies
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Closing date: 15th December 2023
Interview Date: May happen as we receive suitable applications.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationExeterDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupEducation Support
- Salary Details
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
9:00am - 3:30pm (term time, non-pupil days plus one week in the holidays) 40 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required