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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Cradley CE Primary School, Church Road, Halesowen
Grade 5 SCP 7-11
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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                                                                 Cradley CE Primary School

                                                                 Level 3 Teaching Assistant

                                                            32.5 hours per week/Term time only

                                                             Salary £24,294.00 - £25,979.00 FTE

                                                                Temporary until August 2025

                                                                     From September 2024

‘Every child, every chance, every day’ is at the heart of this unique school. Pupils, staff and parents are proud to be part of the ‘Cradley family’. OFSTED July 2022

Cradley CE Primary School is a happy and successful one form entry school. Driven by our vision and our 8 core values, our staff team work tirelessly to ensure that every child receives the best possible education every day. Cradley was judged ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2022 and ‘Outstanding’ by SIAMS in 2018.


Would you like to join our staff team? We have a vacancy for a skilled and committed teaching assistant to join our dedicated staff team. Responsibilities will include: in-class support, group work, interventions, 1:1 support, first aid and general welfare. The role requires a good knowledge of current practices, including phonics, a positive approach, a willingness to learn and a desire to be part of an effective team.

 We have an opportunity for a teaching assistant to join our dedicated staff

The successful candidate will be:

  • Committed to our vision and values
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable 
  • Dedicated to providing high quality learning experiences for every child every day
  • Committed to living out our vision for our children
  • Happy to contribute to the life of the school and its community 
  • A team player who is committed to their own professional development and to that of their colleagues
  • Reliable 
  • Have good communication skills 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.   You are welcome to visit the school on Tuesday 4th June at 3.45pm or Monday 10th June at 1.30pm. Please contact the school business manager Mrs F Parkes on 01384 818230 to let us know you will be joining or e-mail if school is closed. For an informal chat please ring the school office and request a call back from Mrs Z Brailsford (Deputy Head teacher). 

Closing date for applications: 18th June 2024 

Shortlisting: 19th June 2024 

Interviews week beginning 24th June 2024 

Cradley CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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 under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.  

Effective from September 2022, KCSIE states as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out on-line searches, as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. All shortlisted candidates are now subject to an on-line check and if there is anything concerning, then the shortlisted candidate will be asked to comment on it either prior to or at interview.

N.B., We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
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