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Teaching/Curriculum Support Assistant - St Mary's RC Primary School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
30/06/2020
Advert End Date:
08/07/2020 16:00
Salary:
£18,795 - £19,171
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
198553
Employment Location:
St Mary's RC Primary School

Job details 

Closing date:
8 Jul


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Further information

St. Mary’s RC Primary School
Headteacher: Mr Martin Clephane
‘Growing, Loving and Learning in the arms of Mary’
EXTERNAL ADVERT

Required for September 2020

1 x Fixed term –Teaching/Curriculum Support Assistant – Level 3 Post

Term time only (39 weeks) Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week

Pay Scale Grade D Point 5-6 (*£18,795 - *£19,171) pro-rata to hours and weeks worked.
*subject to 20-21 NJC pay award

The Governors are seeking to appoint, on a fixed term contract, an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Teaching/Curriculum Support Assistant who has an understanding of good primary practice and who is able to undertake a range of learning activities under the professional direction and supervision of qualified teachers and/or senior colleagues as part of a professional team to raise standards across school.

This is a fixed term post for a specific project with a focus on assisting teachers in providing pupil support to enable ‘catch up’ during the 2020/21 academic year i.e. period 01st September 2020 to 31st August 2021 because of Coronavirus Pandemic.The postholder will support literacy, numeracy and intervention strategies. Please note - after 31st August 2021, the contract for this post will cease upon the cessation of this project.

Applicants should have experience of working with teachers supporting learning and attainment in Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and have the ability, flexibility and willingness to provide support during the school day, curriculum and lunchtimes and also be able to supervise whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers.

Candidates should show a willingness to make a positive contribution to the wider Catholic life and ethos of our caring and high achieving inclusive school, where every child matters.

The successful candidates should be:
? An excellent practitioner with high expectations of themselves and pupils, with a commitment to raising standards
? Qualified to Level 3 or above with excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
? Able to assist pupils to carry out programmes set by teaching staff and assist individual pupils or small groups of pupils in classroom activities under the specific direction of the teacher and/or other support staff.
? Have experience and knowledge of assessment methods, schools tracking system and end of year assessments and key stage statutory tests.
? Have the ability to maintain awareness of pupils' needs and targets.
? Able to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team; and carrying out roles effectively, being respectful of other’s roles and responsibilities and knowing when to seek help and advice from colleagues.
? Knowledgeable and able to fully adhere and comply with all schools policies, practices and procedures.
? Build and maintain successful working relationships with pupils, parents/carers and staff.
? Creative and forward-thinking with the confidence to embrace new ideas and technology.
? Work in a school with a strong commitment to continuous professional development and a network of support from our school partners.

In addition, for the purpose of this role, experience of working with the National Curriculum, experience of working with knowledge and understanding of the needs children working at different levels & children with Education Health Care plans and nowledge of assessment and attainment are essential, as is the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative. Ability to communicate report effectively and confidentially is also an essential requirement.

Application packs, and further details are available from Mrs D Walker, School Business Manager.
Applications should be returned to Mr M Clephane, Headteacher.

Closing Date: 4 pm Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Shortlisting: Thursday 9 July 2020 Interviews: Monday 13 July 2020

If you have not been contacted before the interview date, it should be presumed that you have been unsuccessful with your application.


The Governing Body and Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and the Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard them. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2009. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment cannot be progressed without all checks have been completed as satisfactory.

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