About Newtown Primary School
Newtown Primary School is a one form entry school which has 220 pupils on roll. Following an inadequate Ofsted judgement in November 2017, Newtown joined Stour Vale Academy Trust as a sponsored academy in April 2020. Since then, a new senior leadership team has been appointed and their teamwork and commitment to excellence has already driven significant improvement. The whole staff team are fully engaged in Newtown’s improvement journey, and it is a very exciting time to join the school. An example of this is our latest KS2 SATs results that ranked us as having the most improved test results in the entire Sandwell borough. Newtown exceeded National expectations in Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and are broadly in line nationally in Combined (children meeting the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined).
Our vision is to provide excellent education and wonderful childhood experiences for all our children. Children and staff feel safe to learn and flourish.
Newtown serves an established community; many parents and grandparents of current pupils also attended the school. The pupils at Newtown demonstrate an eagerness to learn. They are very proud of their school and enjoy welcoming visitors. Since academisation a significant work has been undertaken to improve and update the 1970s building, and has created a pleasant, modern learning and working environment for both pupils and staff. The school office has also undergone a full refurbishment and is a central point for parents, pupils and staff. Enabling every member of the school community to achieve our school values to become successful learners, responsible citizens and resilient individuals is our mission that we are committed to.
Hours: 32.5 per week, Term Time only plus inset days
Salary: Grade 5
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and committed Teaching Assistant to join our Early Years Foundation Stage team Newtown Primary School.
The successful candidate will work extremely closely with the classroom teacher to accelerate the progress of pupils. It would be desirable if you have had experience of teaching small groups and/or one to one to a high standard, particularly in Writing, Maths and Grammar. Experience of working with EYFS children and managing the social and emotional needs of young children is also desirable.
To implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas. To assist the teacher in the whole planning cycle and supervise whole classes or groups during the short-term absence of a teacher.
For further information regarding the position and how to apply, please see the attached recruitment pack.
Closing date for applications: 27th November 2023
ABOUT STOUR VALE ACADEMY TRUST
Our multi-academy trust was founded in 2017 and developed from collaboration between schools, the significant positive impact of which convinced three schools, two secondary and one primary, that together we would have much greater capacity to continuously improve. Over time, Stour Vale has steadily grown. We began as a cross-phase multi-academy trust and as we have grown, both secondary and primary schools have joined us. There are currently eight member schools, three primary, one junior and four secondaries, with a further primary school and an infant school due to join before September 2023.
As a successful family of schools, delivering high-quality education for the communities we serve, Stour Vale values its diversity. Each school brings their own distinct character, community, history and identity. We celebrate the uniqueness of member schools, recognising that there is a great deal to learn from education in different contexts. This is also the reason why we remain outward-looking, committed to learning from research and excellent practice across the education system.
Newtown Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary safeguarding checks will be undertaken and must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertaken can be found in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.
It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
As a Trust we are committed to ensuring that throughout our recruitment process, no applicant will be disadvantaged or discriminated against because of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
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