GLPC Grade C - £17,607 to £18,246 (actual salary)
35 hours per week term time only plus INSET days
with 30 minutes lunchbreak
This equates to 8.15am – 3.45pm (non-negotiable)
Required as soon as possible
(Fixed term to 31st August 2020 – with possibility of extension)
Are you passionate about making a difference? Would you like to be part of our drive to inspire our school community to be aspirational, ambitious and to “dream big”? Do you believe in the relentless pursuit of excellence?
We are looking for an outstanding Teaching Assistant to join our creative and dedicated team. This special person will be required to support the progress and attainment of children at our school. The position will most likely be working within Key Stage 1 or 2 but could include work in Early Years. It will primarily involve supporting children with Special Educational Needs, including those with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Good skills in English and Maths are paramount. Our minimum requirement is GCSE A-C in English and Mathematics or equivalent; your application will not be considered without these qualifications. Our Teaching Assistants are ambitious and often move on to complete PGCEs or take other routes into teaching.
All our TAs also provide support to pupils across break and lunchtimes. This requires the ability to work with all groups of children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old, along with a need to be kind, outgoing and creative. The role includes working both in the lunch hall with children and organising games and activities in the playground. You should be first aid trained or willing to attain that qualification. Enthusiasm is a must!
King Athelstan is a happy and diverse community school working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities in the local community. We have a Children’s Centre on site and Extended Schools’ provision in line with our vision of “Inspiring Excellence.” In September 2019 we will be opening a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs. We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. We have free parking available in our staff car park and are not far from the centre of Kingston.
Visits to the school are essential. Please email the school office to make an appointment which will be checked periodically throughout the school holidays.
Closing Date - Monday 4th Novemberr at 9am
Tasks and Interviews - week commencing Monday 4th November 2019
King Athelstan Primary 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.
All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.