Teaching Assistant (James Bateman Middle School)

James Bateman Middle School, Knypersley, Stoke-on-Trent
Grade 3 term time pro rata
19 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time

Teaching Assistant

Grade 3

27.5 hours

Fixed term position, term time only

Pupil Age Range: 9 – 13

Closing Date:      Midday, Monday 14th June 2021

Shortlisting:       Tuesday 15th June 2021

Interviews:        Thursday 17th June 2021

We are seeking an inspiring Teaching Assistant with a passion for pupils to achieve their best. This post is fixed term with a start date September 2021.

James Bateman Middle School is a “good school” (Ofsted – May 2018). We are now well on our way to being outstanding. We encourage all pupils to be the best that they can be, seeing each individual as unique, with their own strengths and areas to improve. Our pupils enjoy their lessons; they are inspired to be inquisitive about their learning. Staff have high expectations of all pupils and provide challenge that enables them to realise their potential.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in KS2 and/or KS3. You will be joining an experienced and rapidly developing team responsible for supporting pupils across all areas of the curriculum. You will have knowledge and understanding of supporting a wide range of special educational needs in a mainstream school. It may be possible that you will be asked to work 1-2-1 with a pupil with specific needs.

Under the direction of the SENDCo and the class teachers, you will assist in the implementation of pupils’ individual targets. As well as working in a whole class setting you will be responsible for working, unsupervised in the learning support area planning and delivering personalised intervention programmes. 

We are a Dyslexia Friendly School; you will have some responsibility for the continued development of these strategies and will be innovative in the creation of new resources.

If you are energetic, self-motivated and enthusiastic, have a positive outlook and enjoy a challenge, and feel you have what it takes to improve the outcomes for our SEND pupils’, you will enjoy working within this team. In return you can expect a comprehensive package of support and on-going professional development as recognised by the school recently gaining the CPD Quality Mark.

“This authority/school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”.

These positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk.

The application pack for this vacancy is available below. Please apply by post to: James Bateman Middle School, Park Lane, Knypersley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST8  7AT. or e-mail office@jamesbateman.staffs.sch.uk.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 14th June 2021

Shortlisting: Tuesday 15th June 2021

Interviews: Thursday 17th June 21

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