Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Status: Temporary contract, 30 hours per week, term time only
Salary: FTE Salary £19,312 (Actual salary £13,633)
Location: Sitwell Junior School
Closing date: 4th December 2020, 12:00pm

Children liked the topic work and described learning as ‘fantastic’, ‘mindboggling’, ‘creative’ and ‘brilliant’ (several times!)

The school is an exciting place to learn which is evident from the wide range of displays of work and high quality photographs of the children engaged in a huge range of activities around the school.  (Parent’s Charter Gold report 2016)

We are seeking to appoint an excellent classroom teaching assistant with a proven track record of raising attainment and accelerating progress to become part of our team and help to move our academy from good to outstanding. A proportion of the role is being funded by the government’s ‘catch-up’ funding programme to provide one to one and small group support to children, in order to close attainment gaps caused by school closure as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer term 2020.

Sitwell Junior School is a large multicultural school with a creative curriculum, high expectations and clear ambitions for our pupils and staff.  We have a large team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to ensure our high aspirations are achieved. The School is part of the Inspire Trust, a successful and collaborative partnership committed to raising aspirations and attainment for our children.  As part of the Trust we can offer the successful candidate a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression.

All staff are required to work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.

We offer a positive working environment, we care about our learners and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this; contributing to this culture and developing it further. We are committed to recruiting and developing the next generation of support professionals to provide for succession and stable services that support the future and expanding needs of the Trust.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 4 December 2020 at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 14 December 2020. Application forms are available via the following website: https://www.inspirelearningtrust.uk/sitwell-junior-school-vacancies/

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its work places. We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)