Teaching Assistant - Level 2 - Millbrook Primary

Grainger Drive, Leegomery, Telford
Scale 1 £9.00 - £9.36 ( Level 2 £9.18 per hour)
06 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
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Millbrook Primary School is situated in Leegomery, Telford. The school originally consisted of separate junior and infant schools which opened in the late 1970s. In 2005, the schools amalgamated to form Millbrook Primary School and Nursery.

The school occupies an enviable green site which gives superb opportunities for outdoor education. There are currently thirteen classes from Reception to Y6 and an attached nursery.


Millbrook serves a very diverse community. Forty-five per cent of the pupils are entitled to Pupil Premium and pupil mobility is higher than the national average. The school’s intake is diverse with fifty-five per cent of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds. Around Forty per cent of pupils speak English as an additional language. The main languages spoken are Urdu, Panjabi and Polish. A number of children arrive every year from abroad with little or no English. The school places great value on the background and heritage of all pupils. As a result, we are building a diverse and supportive learning community with pupils at the heart of everything we do. To further this work, the school has recently adopted the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to deliver the foundation subjects in a creative and exciting way. The international dimension provided through the curriculum is helping to prepare our pupils for life in the 21st Century.

There are currently 420 pupils on role in thirteen classes plus nursery. The school is at an exciting time in its development. At the last Ofsted inspection in May 2018, the school was again graded ‘Good’ in all areas. It was noted that “There is a sense of optimistic purpose about the school, which is evident in the calm excitement generated in lessons, pupils’ orderly conduct and the friendly, relaxed, yet focused, manner of staff and pupils.”

Millbrook Primary School
Grainger Drive,

Tel: 01952 387640
E-mail: A3361@telford.gov.uk

Term time only; 26.25 hours per week, fixed term to the end of summer term 2020
 Level 2 £9.18per hour

We require a suitably qualified and well-trained Teaching Assistant to support a child who has an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) in KS1 from September 2019. The successful candidate must have empathy and an understanding of the adaptions needed to make the curriculum accessible for all pupils.

The post is initially for one year and will be subject to review at the end of the fixed term dependent on continued SEND funding. You will work under the direction of the class teacher and liaise with the SENCO to deliver suitable programmes of work for an individual pupil. Full training and support will be given. You will need to be able to display empathy with young children and display a friendly and optimistic disposition. Flexibility and the ability to suggest adaptions will be essential to the role.

• A confident communicator with experience in liaising with children and parents.
• A positive individual with a can-do attitude and work ethic.
• A good team player who demonstrates a caring nature.
• Willing to undertake relevant training.
• Committed to achieving positive outcomes for children.

Full training and support for 1:1 working will be given.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. For further information or to arrange an appointment please contact Tricia Gurney on 01952 387640 or email tricia.gurney@taw.org.uk

To Apply
Application forms and further details are available directly from the school alternatively click the links below for an application form. Sorry but CV’s will not be accepted. All completed application forms should be sent to the school. The appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: Noon – Wednesday 25th September 2019
Interview Date: w/c 29nd September 2019

If successful in obtaining a post, you will access high quality CPD and support to help you settle into the school’s routines quickly and smoothly. You will work with colleagues who will support you to continually improve your practice.

The local area

The school lies within the boundaries of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin. It is within easy reach of the M54, A5 and A442 trunk roads and has good links to the wider motorway network as well as railway stations in nearby Wellington and Telford. Less than a mile from the school you have open countryside, and within two or three miles you will find the historic market town of Wellington as well as the wide range of facilities available in Telford Town Centre.

The closing date for this post is noon on Wednesday 25th September 2019 Interviews will take place week beginning 29th September 2019. Short listed applicants will be contacted by e-mail. All correspondence will be by e-mail, so please ensure that you supply an e-mail address that you can easily access.

Thank you for your interest in this post. If you would like to look around the school, please contact Tricia Gurney, School Business Manager on 01952 387640 or email your request to tricia.gurney@taw.org.uk

Supporting documents
Job description and Person Specification.doc
App Form school support staff (DBS changes) - GDPR.doc

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