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Teaching Assistant - John Gulson Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who are we looking for?

John Gulson Primary School is on an incredibly exciting journey of improvement.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised Teaching Assistant to join our journey from April 2024, to support Teachers across KS1 and KS2: running small group interventions, working within class to support children.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be accredited as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Be an excellent, energetic and focused classroom practitioner
  • Have excellent Maths and English skills
  • Have experience of delivering Interventions in English, Phonics and Maths, as well as Social & Emotional Interventions
  • Have the skills to develop oracy when leading the learning with a group or class of children
  • Have high expectations of all children in the areas of achievement and behaviour
  • Promote our vision and values in all behaviours and interactions with staff, children and families
  • Bring experience of working with children across Key Stage 1 and 2
  • Have the ability to work proactively, using set objectives to plan and deliver activities to enable pupils to attain age related expectations and to exceed these in some instances
  • Effectively mark pupil work, using feedback and assessment tools where appropriate to ensure progress
  • Understand how children learn and recognise the abilities of different groups of pupils including more able and vulnerable groups of children
  • Be committed to developing children as independent learners
  • Be an excellent communicator and able to develop positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents
  • Work well as part of a team, demonstrating empathy, focus and commitment

We want to recruit people who are passionate about making a difference to children and want to challenge themselves to keep on improving. Our working relationships are positive, supportive and forward looking.

In return we offer:

  • A welcoming community and a highly motivated, professional staff team that are driven towards continuously raising standards.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities 
  • Calm and purposeful learning environments
  • Friendly, polite, well-behaved children who deserve the very best
  • Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community
  • A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Strong commitment to staff wellbeing

Application forms and further details can be downloaded below. Completed application forms should be returned to

Visits to the school are encouraged. The Headteacher will be offering tours of the school on:

Thursday 29th February 9am

Wednesday 6th March 3:30pm

Please contact the school office on 02476 227791 to book on to one of these.

Closing date: 8/03/2024 @9am

Interview date: 13/03/2024

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure Barring Service.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.                    

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre-employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

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