Badbury Park – Part time Teaching Assistant (Fixed Term contract)
Contract dates: 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021
Salary: NJC pay scale K1 – K4 depending on experience
Are you an enthusiastic person looking to work in a friendly school, where teaching and learning is fun and inspiring?
We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to join our growing team as we move into our fabulous new school building in Badbury Park in 2020. We will have a brand new Nursery, Reception class and a Year 1 class from September and continue to grow to become a two-form entry primary school in time. Our new free school is part of The Blue Kite Academy Trust, a growing family of primary schools based in Swindon. We currently have five large primary schools in the trust in addition to our two brand new schools which opened in September 2019.
Badbury Park Primary School is a friendly, happy place where children are known and cared for. Teachers and pupils treat each other with respect and kindness, helping children to persevere and achieve their potential. Our curriculum is be creative and allows for children to explore in different ways – using hands on experiences and interesting stimuli. We believe in innovative teaching that engages pupils’ interests and inspires a love of learning. Forest School will ensure children achieve and develop confidence and self- esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural outdoor environment.
We are ideally looking for someone to work 16 hours on Wednesday 11.30-15.30 and Thursday and Friday from 08.30-15.30 term time plus training days, but these hours could be negotiable ; each full day worked includes a 30 minute lunch duty and 30 minute break for lunch.
The successful applicant will:
- Be fun, creative and enthusiastic with a love for outdoor learning
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with pupils, parents and other staff
- Be innovative and flexible, yet rigorous with an eye for detail
- Be passionate about inclusive practice
- Be adaptable to support the growth of our new school
- Have excellent organisational and time management
- NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualifications
Please see the job description and person specification attached for full details.
This appointment will be subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure; proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references. Please note the proof of right to work in the UK will be required at interview.
Closing date: 6th August 2020
Interviews: 18th August 2020
Badbury Park Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), disqualification declaration, medical check and proof of right to work in the UK. References will be called and checked prior to interview (if you do not wish us to call references prior to interview please make this clear on your application). Proof of qualifications will be required and failure to disclose any other required information may render applicants liable to disqualification or dismissal if appointed, were the failure to come to light. Therefore it is imperative that you provide all relevant information requested in order to meet this safeguarding commitment.