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Teaching Assistant – Level 1
Salary: Band 4, SCP6
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (7.30am – 3.30pm Mon-Fri), term time only
Start date: 15th April 2024. Initially for one year.

The Academy Council wish to appoint a highly motivated and passionate Teaching Assistant to join our team from April 2024.

The post will involve working in Candles, our wraparound care provision, from 7:30 – 9:00am each morning, helping to ensure that our children have the very best start to their day.  Then, between 9:00 and 3:30pm, the successful candidate will support teaching and learning - including for children with additional needs - in both key stages, including supervision at lunchtime - facilitating a positive dining experience and promoting positive play.

The successful candidate must have experience of working with children with additional needs, including those with limited communication and those with social and communication difficulties and an awareness of the impact that this can have on children’s presentation and behaviour. Experience of working restoratively with children who have difficulties regulating their behaviour is essential.  Experience of Makaton is desirable.
The role will involve working as part of a small team to deliver an individualised package of support alongside general classroom support.
GCSE in both English and Mathematics at Grades A-C or the equivalent are essential as well as an NVQ2 or higher in childcare or equivalent. A current first aid certificate is also desirable for the post.

The ability to work independently, feedback accurately and concisely to class teachers will be essential.

This role is open to job-sharing.

Applicants are advised that references will be requested on receipt of application and used to aid shortlisting. Please ensure that your nominated references are aware of your application.

Applications forms are available here.  Please return all completed application forms to Miss J Simpson, School Business Manager at the above address or via email 

Closing date: Friday, 15th March 2024 Interviews will be held week commencing 25th March 2024