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Teaching Assistant

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

Our Values

‘As individuals we are unique. Together we build a community’

Learning in primary school can transform a child's life and we aim to make the difference for our children.

Every person in our school strongly promotes the values of kindness, honesty, respect, responsibility and growth. These values are encompassed by the value we place on community; belonging to and contributing to the school and wider community.

About the team we are recruiting to

Our school is at the heart of its community located on the south edge of Coventry in an economically disadvantaged area.  Our two-form entry primary school, with a 68 place nursery, prides itself in the work we do to support our spirited community.  We are a committed and diverse group of teachers and support staff, unified in our approach to ensuring that our pupils become the best they can be. We do this with the belief that all pupils, can achieve excellent outcomes when surrounded and supported by skilled teachers with high expectations.

The school has a culture of developing and rewarding potential through continuing professional development. We have the highest expectation of all of our staff and pupils, with a strong commitment to promoting their well-being. Our curriculum is strongly rooted in the needs of our pupils and our value-led education with pupil involvement, enjoyment and achievement at its heart.

What is the job role?

You will be working under the instruction and guidance of teaching and senior staff to deliver pastoral and learning support to pupils. You will play a key role in enabling access to learning for pupils, recognising and responding to their individual needs. You will assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Who are we looking for?

An enthusiastic, motivated and personable teaching assistant who is passionate about improving the learning outcomes for young people. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children (in the age range 3-11) and knowledge of the primary school curriculum, along with:

  • the ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups of children, teachers, parents and other members of staff
  • a sympathetic approach to parents and an understanding of the need for confidentiality
  • the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers and other members of staff
  • the ability to accept guidance and direction from teachers
  • the ability to use own initiative
  • the ability to adapt to the needs of different children
  • a commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school
  • a commitment to personal professional development.

Interview date 17th July 2024

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.

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.

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