Post Ref: ED50215298
Teaching Assistant – Foundation Phase
Start date: 28th February 2022
Grade 3 sp 3-6
£18,562 - £19,698 (Term Time 39 Weeks pro rata of FTE)
Hours: 32.5, Monday – Friday 8.45am – 3.45pm
Temporary in the first instance until 31st March 2023
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated teaching assistant to work in our happy school. This post is to support in the delivery of the curriculum in the Foundation Phase. The TA will work closely with the teacher to deliver both adult and child led learning opportunities. There is an expectation that the candidate would be able to work flexibly between supporting individuals and small groups in the class. Previous Foundation Phase experience would be an advantage.
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is:
• A highly effective practitioner who can support children’s learning.
• Catholic or supportive of our Christian mission and ethos
• Respectful and encouraging of learning at all levels
• Able to communicate effectively with other adults
• Kind, joyful, caring and proud of what the children do and achieve
• Able to show empathy to the learning needs of all children
• Committed to working as part of a team but can show initiative and self-motivation
We can offer you:
• A happy, caring and vibrant learning environment
• Well-behaved children who are eager to learn
• A Christ-centred school
• Highly-effective and hardworking staff
• Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development
• A committed Governing Body
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.
Whilst visits to the school will not be possible at this time, applicants are warmly invited and encouraged to visit the school website and informal telephone conversations with the head teacher are also very welcome. Please email us to arrange a phone call.
You can also visit our website for further information regarding the school.
PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS MUST BE ON THE APPROPRIATE CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE (CES) APPLICATION FORM.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Application forms should be completed in full and returned to the school via email by the closing date.
Closing date: Wednesday 9th February 2022 9:00am
Interview date: Wednesday 16th February 2022
Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact the school for a discussion.
References will be taken up by email prior to interview so please include this information for your referees as well as contact telephone numbers for them.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.