Teaching Assistant – Additional Needs Level 2 - 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 – Additional Needs Level 2

Location:                    Gorsemoor Primary School

Employer:                  Staffordshire County Council

Contract type:           Fixed Term One Year – Subject to SEN Funding

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 a highly motivated, reliable and professional Teaching Assistant to support pupils with additional needs, for September 2021.

We are a highly inclusive school and the successful candidate will become part of a committed and caring team that places children at the centre of all that we do in school, enabling all learners to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally.

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

This post will be temporary, dependant on funding, and term time only for 27.5 hours per week.

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 experience of supporting pupils with complex and profound Special Educational Needs. 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.

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:             18.05.2021 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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