Required from September 2020
27.5 hours a week Term time only
Scale 5-6 £18795 - £19171 Pro Rata
The Governing Body of St. Matthias CE Primary School in Malvern is seeking to appoint a teaching assistant to work
across the school to provide support for children with a range of additional needs. St Matthias is a school with a warm heart that is proud to serve the local community for the common good. Our staff are determined to make improvements and ensure that every child has an excellent education within a supportive environment. We are committed to continuous professional development so a passion for learning and personal improvement is essential.
We are looking for someone to work closely with identified children who require additional support or specific interventions to support rapid progress. This includes children who are eligible for Pupil Premium, those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and other vulnerable groups. The teaching assistant will be expected to provide class-based support for children as well as delivering specific, tailored programmes of learning. This might include supporting well-being and social skills interventions for individuals / small groups of pupils with challenging behaviour. Experience of working with children across the primary age range is desirable. Applicants should state any particular areas of expertise they may be able to bring to the school.
This is an opportunity to work as part of a dedicated and aspirational staff team to support groups and individuals in making rapid progress. The duties and responsibilities allocated to the post will be based on the skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications of the individual appointed, which will determine the salary grade.
The successful candidate will:
• Be a good classroom practitioner
• Be sensitive to the needs of individual learners
• Be enthusiastic and determined to make learning fun
• Have some experience of leading evidence-based interventions. (For example: Phonics, 1st Class @ Number, Toe By Toe, PAT, Jimbo Fun, etc.)
• Be passionate about good teaching and learning
• Have excellent English and Maths skills
• Be responsible and resourceful
• Have relevant qualifications
• Be committed to raising the level of achievement for all pupils, regardless of economic background or other need
• Have a positive, cheerful attitude
• Be able to work effectively as part of a team
• Be willing to learn and be actively involved in training and improving
• Be able to reflect the Christian values of our school
We usually encourage all prospective candidates to visit the school during school hours however we are advertising during the summer holidays. For further information, a detailed job description and application form please contact Mrs Beale (Acting Headteacher) via email due to safeguarding requirements it is important that you use the school application form which will be sent with the pack rather than the one from Eteach.
Closing date for applications: Friday 28th August 2020 Interviews: Wednesday 9th September
St Matthias Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, two positive references, medical clearance and evidence of appropriate qualifications.
St Matthias C E Primary Academy 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.