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Teaching Assistant TA2

Employer
North Worcester Primary Academy
Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
TA2 points 5 - 6 £18,047 - £18,349
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

Teaching Assistant TA2 (Points range 5 - 6)

Permanent, term time only plus training days

Start date: 2nd September 2024

North Worcester Primary Academy is an impressive free school run by the highly regarded Rivers C of E Academy Trust, specialists in early years and primary provision. We are looking for a teaching assistant who has strong literacy and numeracy skills and experience of working with children in an education setting. The ideal candidate would be someone who is passionate about supporting pupils with SEND - please state this on your application form.

Since opening in 2019, our enthusiastic staff have worked hard to create a safe and inclusive school where children feel happy and are excited to learn. We are Ofsted rated ‘good’ in all areas (February 2024). We are proud that our staff enjoy working at North Worcester and that this was acknowledged by Ofsted: “Staff are overwhelmingly positive about working at North Worcester Primary. They feel supported and valued.” We offer a large, vibrant learning space; extensive grounds, including two forest school areas and an all-weather, artificial grass sports field; state-of-the-art IT facilities, robotics, class sets of iPads and specialist rooms for practical activities such as music, IT and cookery.  

We offer a varied curriculum which puts sustainability at its heart and is designed to challenge all abilities, giving our pupils the right tools to prepare them for the next stage of their life. Our school has a friendly atmosphere, which is reflected in happy children who thrive in a safe and positive learning environment.  

We are part of the highly successful Rivers C of E Academy Trust. We are a dynamic trust of sixteen primaries, first and nursery schools and a thriving teaching alliance with a strong educational reputation. As a member of our 800+ staff community, you will have access to a collaborative network of colleagues who work together to drive high standards and benefit from a contributing pension scheme, access to continued professional development and opportunities for internal talent management. 

What are we looking for:

Previous experience in working in an educational setting Good understanding of supporting behaviour in a nurturing environment Able to work with children 1:1 as required, including children with additional needs Able to work in the whole class environment Good interpersonal skills Flexible and creative Positive and hard working Understanding of how children learn and develop Understanding to differing children’s needs Desirable – experience in running after school or holiday clubs.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting teacher and pupils Working with pupils on an individual or group basis as required by the class teacher Assisting in offsite visits Aiding pupils with special needs to access all subjects of the national curriculum and encourage their independence as learners Motivating and encouraging pupils to behave well in and around school Meeting the physical and/or hygiene needs of pupils as required Supporting children at lunchtime

 

 

Applicants  are invited to submit applications on the Rivers Application Form. Please state your experience and strengths on the application form. 

Closing date: 14th July 2024              

Interview Date: 19th or 22nd July 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Please note if you have not been contacted by the school by 19th July then you have not been successfully shortlisted on this occasion.

 

North Worcester Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

 

Job Description

Job title: Teaching Assistant TA2  (Points range 5 – 6)

 

Term time only plus training days

 

Permanent: 30 hours

 

Line of Responsibility:  Responsible to the Senior Leadership Team

 

Direct staff reports: none

 

Our People Values:

 

 

 

  • Love, Learn, Live - Our aim is that our staff will love learning for life.  Our family of schools love, learn and live together.

 

 

  • Our STARS values - Empowering staff to make a difference to children’s outcomes: Sharing; Trust; Achievement; Respect and Safety

 

 

  • We expect our staff to: deliver high quality performance for our children; have a positive and proactive approach; be passionate about learning and CPD; listen to and work collaboratively with others; and engage in school and Trust life.

 

Key Purpose:

 

The purpose of this post is to support pupils and staff to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential.

 

Main Activities:

 

Supporting the pupil

 

  • Assisting pupils in the acquisition of basic literacy and numeracy skills. To assist pupils in making progress across all subject areas. Working with pupils on an individual or group basis as required by the class teacher. Assist in offsite visits Aid pupils with special needs to access all subjects of the national curriculum and encourage their independence as learners. Ensure pupils understand instructions. Motivate and encourage pupils to behave well in and around school. Acquaint themselves with the support materials in and around the school for individual pupil or group use. Assist the teacher in developing a supportive and trusting relationship with other adults and children. Promote and reinforce pupil self-esteem through praise and encouragement. Be sensitive to the general welfare and care of all pupils within the school, drawing areas of concern to the attention of the class teacher. Meet the physical and/ or hygiene needs of pupils as required. Act as support worker for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. Support children at lunchtime. With the support of the leadership team, deliver in school holiday clubs.

 

 

Supporting the teacher.

 

 

  • Have access to the planned teaching and learning activities for the class. Record pupil progress to inform future planning for coverage of the national curriculum. Assist the teacher in evaluation of work undertaken and help plan future progress for identified pupils. Help with reasonable requests for preparation of materials to support teaching and learning. Assist with reasonable requests for minor administrative tasks e.g. photocopying and laminating. Under the direction of the class teacher, ensure a safe environment is maintained within the classroom/ school for all pupils.

 

 

Supporting the school

 

 

  • Attend training when appropriate and after consultation with the Headteacher. Be aware of and support all the schools policies. Be aware of the school safety procedures e.g. fire drill/ health and safety policy. Treat as confidential all information on individual pupils and refer parents to the class teacher should any questions about individuals asked. Foster positive links between home and school. After negotiation with the line manager, carry out the administration of elementary first aid at break times to pupils throughout the school (qualified staff only). Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the senior leadership team.

 

 

The School reserves the right to alter the content of this Job Description, after consultation, to reflect changes to the job or services provided, without altering the general character or level of responsibility.

               

The duties described in this Job Description must be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and service users and is consistent with the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct.

Person Specification

Criteria

 

Essential

 

Desirable

 

Qualifications and experience

 

Level 2 Early Years Qualification Experience in working in a school setting Evidence of further CPD First Aid trained Team Teach trained Knowledge of Read Write Inc Knowledge of White Rose Maths Knowledge of The Write Stuff Skills and knowledge

 

Ability to work independently Ability to use own initiative Good understanding of safeguarding issues Excellent practitioner  Good understanding of the new National curriculum Safeguarding training undertaken Offsite visit trained Experience of delivering/ running after school clubs.

 

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