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Teaching Assistant September 2018


The Governors of St John’s Catholic Primary School, Tiverton are seeking to appoint a positive and inspiring teaching assistant for September 2018. They are keen to accommodate the best candidates who will make a positive impact on our school and standards. Applicants with experience are encouraged to apply.

We offer:

  • A welcoming school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • Children who are polite, happy and motivated to learn
  • A supportive staff team who genuinely want the best for our pupils
  • A commitment to your own professional development

The successful candidate will:

  • Be happy to support the Catholic ethos of our school
  • Be committed to creating challenge, excitement, creativity and independence in learning
  • Be dedicated to raising standards and be a good role model
  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Be dynamic, resilient and hard working with a positive nature
  • Be able to work as part of a team and establish positive relationships with pupils, parents, governors and staff
  • Have a reflective and evaluative approach to their practice

This post is split between 2 classes

Support Assistant based in Year 4 and SEN Support Assistant based in Year 5

Mornings The year 4 element of the post is for five mornings (8.30am - 12.15pm) You will be supporting children's learning within the classroom. You will be expected to work from planning provided, adapting where necessary to meet the children's needs. You will also be expected to familiarise yourself with any children's Education, Health and Care Plans within the Year group. We are ideally looking to appoint an individual with previous experience in a TA role, or similar. You will also be required to support the school's lunchtime provision for two and a half hours per week.

Afternoons:This element of the post is for 5 afternoons. The role will be supporting a child's learning within the classroom across the afternoons, alongside playing a key role in providing nurturing provision to support the child's social and emotional development. You will be expected to work from planning provided, adapting where necessary to meet the child's needs

Required Early September 2018

Salary:Grade B

Contract: Fixed term (31.8.19)

The post is temporary due to budgets.

If you wish to discuss this position in any detail, please contact Mrs C James, the Headteacher, from August 28th at the school on 01884 253630

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Closing Date: 12 noon 3rd September

Interviews: 6th September

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email