Full Time, term-time only, permanent role, commencing as soon as possible
Salary – United Learning Support Staff Pay Scale (from £21,064 per annum, full time equivalent)
William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is a well-established 3-18 Academy and is the most over-subscribed school in Greater Manchester with a long and distinguished history. It has a very inclusive and diverse community; with over 1500 students and 200 members of staff in total and more than 40 languages spoken, our school is truly representative of Manchester’s rich multi-cultural heritage. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion.
The Primary Phase of William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is one of the most over-subscribed primary schools in Manchester. We have an excellent reputation and high aspirations for all of our children (approx. 500), who enjoy a creatively-rich curriculum and are equipped with the skills that will help them to become responsible members of the local and global community. “In the primary phase, there was an ‘electric’ atmosphere in many classrooms. This is because teachers plan the curriculum effectively and pupils enjoy their learning” (Ofsted, May 2019).
Reporting to the Primary Phase Headteacher, an opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant (Level 3) to join the Primary Phase Team, where the duties will include:-
• Assisting with the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the class teacher, including delivering specific parts of the curriculum or structured interventions to groups of pupils if required, and assessing pupils’ progress and reporting it to the class teacher.
• Planning and delivering whole class teaching cover, for example, during a teacher’s PPA or to cover sickness absence
• Undertaking marking of pupils’ work and invigilation/tests as required
• Assisting with the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for individual pupils and helping to monitor their progress, including attending relevant meetings such as statutory reviews.
• Working with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.
• Assisting class teachers with maintaining student records, including observations and assessments.
• Supporting individual pupils with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
• Administrative duties such as preparing and presenting displays of pupils’ work, photocopying and other tasks to support teaching and learning.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children. You will be patient, caring, supportive and willing to work with a committed staff team. Experience of supporting SEN children and working with groups of children, would be an advantage. The ability to work and communicate well with parents is essential for this post.
You will have:
• Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or higher
• At least 3 years’ experience in supporting children’s learning in a Primary school setting
• Good numeracy and literacy
• Ability to communicate well with colleagues and parents
• Ability to work well within a supportive teamwork structure
• Ability to take direction but be prepared to take initiative when required
• Creativity and imagination showing an ability to adapt teaching styles to the needs of pupils
• Sound ICT skills
• Natural authority
Please note, this is a full time, term time only role, and the salary has been pro rata'd accordingly. The actual salary will be from £17,167 to £18,842 per annum.
United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resources, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
Please note that you will need the existing right to work in the UK for this role. We are unable to sponsor visas for this position.
Closing date: Monday 6 December 2021 at midday
Interviews: Friday 10 December 2021
The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children and all staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and full child protection/safeguarding training. United Learning is an equal opportunities employer.
William Hulme's Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.