Christian Malford C of E Primary School is looking for a suitably qualified Teaching Assistant to join our friendly school. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to become part of a committed and dynamic team, focused on providing the very best education within our community. We are a small primary school at the heart of a thriving village, and we work closely with Seagry C of E Primary School and Somerfords’ Walter Powell C of E Primary School. Our hub schools are also part of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT). You would be joining a dedicated and talented team of staff, passionate about making learning challenging yet fun.
What we are looking for
We are seeking to appoint a flexible, creative and enthusiastic person who is able to demonstrate the skills required to be effective in this important role with the ability to motivate children. The role is based at Christian Malford C of E Primary School but you may be required to work flexibly at either of our hub schools.
The hours of work will be 8.45am – 12.15pm on Monday to Friday, during term time. This is a temporary fixed term contract until 31/12/21, for 17.5 hours per week, paid at Grade D, Points 14-17 (£17,939 - £18,988 per annum; £9.30 - £9.85 per hour), depending on experience.
Start date As soon as possible
The successful candidate will:
- Be enthusiastic about working with children in an educational environment and committed to supporting their learning.
- Have high expectations of pupil achievement and will be skilled at supporting pupils with a range of learning, social and emotional needs.
- Have an interest (and ideally experience) in working with children with autistic spectrum disorders, and be committed to ensuring they can access the curriculum.
- Have proven behaviour management skills.
- Be equally comfortable working with individual children, small groups or across the whole class.
- Have good communication and teamwork skills, and work collaboratively with teaching staff, other support staff and outside agencies.
Experience of working as a Teaching Assistant in a school is highly desirable. In this role we are particularly seeking experience of Early Years and/or KS1 settings; however, a wider knowledge will be an advantage as the role could involve working across all key stages in future. You would be working alongside the Class Teacher and with small groups of children. You may also be asked to cover lunch time duties from time to time.
In return we can offer you delightful children who want to learn, supportive peers and Local Board, a good rate of pay including holiday pay and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. The diocese of Bristol Academies Trust fully supports all employees in their continuing professional development.
Closing date for applications: 7th February 2021 at 11.59pm
Interview date: W/c 8th February 2021 (NB: interview will be held remotely)
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by letter soon after the closing date. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants so if you have not received a response to your application by the interview date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Further information including a full job description and person specification are available on eTeach, or by contacting the school. Applications must be made using the DBAT application form; unfortunately, CVs cannot be considered.
Visits to the school are encouraged - please contact the school office to make an appointment.
Christian Malford C of E 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. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.
Christian Malford CE Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full DBS check before appointment is confirmed.