Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel
Up to £10,000
13 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
The Head Teacher of a primary school in Blackburn is looking to appoint an exceptional individual to join their existing team of Teaching Assistants.

The school is a two-form entry primary school with 14 classes in total. They are fortunate to have friendly and hardworking staff, both teaching and non-teaching, and a very talented and multi-skilled team of Teaching Assistants who are led and managed by an excellent SENCo.

The pupils come from a range of backgrounds and cultures, and their needs are diverse. Behaviour for learning is outstanding, resulting in a positive fulfilling work experience.

The Head Teacher is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for 30 hours per week. The role would be in Year 3 initially; however, they are looking for a flexible candidate who is adaptable and is able to support classes across all year groups if required. The successful candidate will primarily be working in Year 3 in a general capacity.

The school are aiming for their successful candidate to start in post from 4th January 2021.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be aware of and support school policies and procedures
  • Work with individuals, or small groups of children, to assist in the delivery of the planned curriculum, as directed by the Class Teacher
  • Set up group activities under the guidance of the Class Teacher / Subject Leaders
  • Work with children on practical activities, giving assistance and encouragement
  • Read to, and with, small groups of children on curriculum activities
  • Assist in the planning, creation and mounting of displays of the children’s work
  • Provide support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs (e.g. promoting self-esteem, and overall well-being of the child)
  • Be prepared to work across all age ranges within the primary school

The successful candidate will have:
  • A hard working and flexible attitude
  • A passion for working with children
  • The ability to carry out designated tasks in an accurate and timely manner
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to be creative and use initiative to engage children
  • The ability to work under pressure, with enthusiasm, motivation and commitment
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and remain calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal and communication skills appropriate to the need to communicate effectively with a wide range of pupils, colleagues and parents

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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