Withymoor is a friendly, inclusive school where all children are encouraged to achieve their full potential in all areas of school life. We are privileged to have fantastic children and staff, Governors, parents and carers who all share our high expectations of attainment, achievement, behaviour and attendance. All adults in school are committed to safeguarding and building strong relationships with children that support their emotional, spiritual and academic growth. Our motto: ‘learning together, aiming for excellence’ reflects our positive, aspirational and inclusive culture and we are privileged to have a fantastic school community with caring, thoughtful and confident children, great staff and supportive parents and governors. Our school is entering an exciting phase as we head towards becoming part of Hales Valley Trust in March 2024.
As we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children, an enhanced Child and Adult DBS will be required for this position within school, alongside identify, medical and right to work checks. It is a criminal offence to apply for and undertake a position for which you are barred from doing so and any such instance will be reported to the police and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
A copy of our school Safeguarding policy can be found at:
We will also require at least two satisfactory written references, one of which must be from a current employer or from the setting where a candidate has previously worked with children. Please note that, for all shortlisted candidates, references will be sought prior to interview and, for safeguarding reasons, an online search will be carried out.
Hours: 28 per week, 39 weeks per year
Salary: £14,852 - £15,440
Location: Withymoor Primary School, Gayfield Avenue, Brierley Hill, DY5 2BH
We are seeking to appoint one Teaching Assistant:
An experienced Level 2 Teaching Assistant with experience of working in a nursery or pre-school setting. The successful candidate will be required to work 4 days a week – Monday to Thursday – from 8.15am to 3.45am on a fixed term contract for 1 year.
Some flexibility will be required from time to time regarding sessions worked to take account of a variable workload, for example to complete periodic assessments. This will be by agreement with the Pre-School Manager.
The successful candidates will be caring, committed practitioners who have some experience of working with very young children in a Pre-school or Nursery setting and be able to demonstrate an understanding of children’s social, emotional, and developmental needs. Experience of supporting children with Special Educational Needs is essential. You must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of and commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children.
In compliance with our policy on obtaining employment references, applicants must use their current or most recent employer as a referee and provide another reference from a previous employer or college. Character references and testimonials are not acceptable. References must cover the complete 3-year period prior to application and additional referees must be provided if necessary to achieve this. Failure to provide suitable references may result in an application/offer of employment being withdrawn. References will be sought prior to interview for shortlisted applicants. Candidates should ensure that they complete the application fully and include a personal statement that is tailored to this role. CVs will not be accepted. Full education and employment history should be given, with an explanation provided for any gaps.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 3pm Monday 26th February 2024.
NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.
For further information please contact: Miss T Robins School Business Manager on 01384 818530 or via email at: email@example.com
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