Teaching Assistant – Teaching and Learning - Gorsemoor Primary School

Cannock, Staffordshire
£19,312 - £19,698 FTE
10 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
Amanda Priddey
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Teaching Assistant – Teaching and Learning

Location:                    Gorsemoor Primary School

Employer:                  Staffordshire County Council

Contract type:           Fixed Term One Year

Working Pattern:       Standard

Hours:                         27.5 hours per week - Term Time Only (45.08 weeks per year)

Salary:                        Grade 4 Point 5 to 6 (FTE £19,312 - £19,698)

Gorsemoor Primary School are seeking to appoint two highly motivated, reliable and professional Teaching Assistants to support Teaching and Learning within school, from September 2021.

At Gorsemoor, we pride ourselves on placing the children at the centre of all that we do, enabling them to reach their potential in both their academic and personal achievements.  As a member of the support staff team, the successful candidate will be key to ensuring the highest of standards for our pupils, by working alongside the class teacher to support inclusion for all pupils’ to achieve academic progress and personal development.

We are proud of our:

  • a shared moral commitment to secure the best outcomes for all pupils
  • pupils who are engaged, well-behaved and love to learn
  • caring, dedicated and knowledgeable team of staff and governors
  • high expectations and vision for school improvement
  • commitment to continuing professional development
  • a warm friendly atmosphere
  • a very supportive teaching staff who have a desire to take the school forward
  • interested and supportive parents

The two vacancies will initially be in Key Stage One and Upper Key Stage Two.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, it is essential therefore that the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have a high level of personal drive, energy and resilience together with relevant experience. The successful candidates will need to respond effectively to changing priorities, be able to use their initiative as well as having excellent organisation. Confidentiality and professionalism are key attributes for this role. Suitable training will be provided to develop specific qualities which will emerge as the successful candidates start the role. Successful candidates will possess good literacy and numeracy skills, the ability to work effectively with pupils and their parents/carers and have a good level of IT skills. Experience of using SIMS and CPOMS is desirable, however full training will be provided.

For those interested in the Key Stage One position, experience of teaching phonics is essential. As a school, we are committed to focusing upon children’s early reading skills and phonics delivery. 

For those interested in the Upper Key Stage Two position, experience of working with pupils, within an educational setting, providing pastoral support is essential. The candidate would need to be familiar with providing structured interventions and be confident in working with staff, parents and outside agencies concerning their implementation.

Please take the time to read our Candidate Letter, Recruitment Pack and the Person Specification below.  Informal visits to the school are positively encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01543 274788.

Additional information and how to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please return your completed application form, along with a cover letter, to admin@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk by the closing date shown below.  Successful applicants will be notified via email, if they have been selected for interview.

Closing Date:             18.06.2021 at 10.00am

Shortlisting:              23.06.2021

Interviews:                 29.06.2021

The position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.  Further details regarding this check are available by visiting www.gov.uk/dbs 

This 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.

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