Oakfield Primary School
NOR 484 - Age Range 3 – 11 (including nursery)
Temporary Teaching Assistant X 3
Post Number ED50219862
Grade 3 (Level 1) spt 3 – 6 £18.562 - £19,698
39 weeks pro rata
To start as soon as possible
Part time 28.75 hours/39weeks (5.75hours a day)
These positions are fixed term for the duration of the pupil statement/funding & in various classes
Oakfield is a vibrant and exciting primary school, enjoying excellent relationships with children, parents, carers and the wider community. Located in the St. Mellons area of Cardiff, our team works closely with other professionals and agencies for the benefit of the children and their families.
Applications are invited for the post of three (3) Grade 3 Teaching Assistants to work alongside the class teacher and support the learning of pupils with specific requirements and statements of need. The contracts are temporary, based on pupil funding and in various classes across the school.
As these positions are linked to the explicit needs of learners, the successful candidates should have experience of working with other staff in the implementation of appropriate learning activities & working with pupils focused on specific needs. They should also be enthusiastic in facilitating elements of learning through play in indoor and outdoor learning areas. Very good standards of numeracy and literacy and an understanding of child development (across the Primary phase) is also required. Any other training, for example, in the use of Makaton would be welcomed.
The successful applicants should be able to establish genuine relationships with children and therefore need to display that they are calm, friendly, caring, well motivated and able to work professionally with our highly committed staff.
This position is a temporary contract. Short listed applicants will be invited to look around parts of the school as part of the interview process (in line with COVID-19 restrictions).
If this opportunity excites you, then we would like to meet you!
Application forms can be downloaded. In all cases, application forms should to be returned to school for the attention of Mr. David Harris, Headteacher. Due to present COVID restrictions, we are unable to offer visits prior to interviews, but would strongly encourage prospective candidates to view the school’s website and recent Estyn report.
Closing date: 21st October 2021 by 12pm (Closing time and date will be strictly adhered to)
Interviews week beginning: 1st November 2021
If applicants have not been contacted by the week ending Friday 29th October 2021, then they should assume that they have not been successful in being shortlisted.
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
These posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.
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.
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.