We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible to join our highly regarded teaching staff within our Trust. 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.
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.
You will 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 staff, maintaining pupil records, and carrying out a range of administrative tasks to support the teacher. 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.
As a teaching assistant you will have the exciting role of supporting children in learning to read, 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.
As well as the regular school day (9am to 3:30pm), we are looking for additional support with our breakfast club (7:30am to 9am) and/or after school club provision (3:30pm until 5pm). We also run a holiday club each school holiday period (except Christmas) which currently requires additional staff.
We have vacancies in both KS1 and KS2, and a choice of term time only (40 weeks a year) or all year round working available.
PLEASE STATE IN YOUR APPLICATION YOUR PREFERRED KEY STAGE AS WELL AS WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TERM TIME OR ALL YEAR ROUND WORKING.
The salary will normally, commence at a full time equivalent of £20,100 (based on 37 hour week and all year working), with the ability to progress through the pay scale. Proven relevant experience may warrant a starting salary higher up the pay scale. This will be pro rata adjusted for your hours per week and weeks worked per year.
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:
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
Please email completed documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 15th December 2023
Interview Date: May happen as we receive suitable applications.