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Temporary Enhanced Teaching Assistant

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/10/2021 23:59
£20,092 - £22,183 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Laurel Avenue Community Primary School
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Oct

Further information

Temporary Enhanced Teaching Assistant
Grade 5 £20,092 - £22,183 pro rata
Required as soon as possible until 31/08/22

We are seeking to appoint a highly effective, conscientious and motivated Enhanced Teaching Assistant to join this successful, welcoming, caring school where both staff and governors are committed to ensuring that all pupils meet their full potential.

The successful candidate will:
• support one Reception aged pupil with ASD for half of the timetable
• contribute to the raising of standards of achievement for all by working with groups and individuals to support their learning: pupils with SEND; pupils with behaviour issues who need interventions and movement breaks during the day and pupils who require short term interventions both during the school day and after school
• have good levels of resilience
• work collaboratively with teaching staff in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources and in the assessment, recording and reporting of pupil development, attainment and progress as agreed with the teacher
• encourage pupils to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life.
• support the HT with attendance, visiting homes of families where children are absent
• support pupils whilst outside during playtimes and lunchtimes
• deliver learning to individuals, small groups and whole classes.

We are looking for someone who:
• has an enthusiasm for teaching and learning
• has excellent behaviour management strategies
• has high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour and the ability to demonstrate high quality classroom practice
• is motivated and uses their initiative when necessary
• is passionate about supporting pupils with a wide range of SEND and experience of supporting children’s needs using a wide range of strategies and interventions
• has experience of working across all stages of Primary School
• works well as part of a team and is willing to participate fully in all aspects of school life
• is able to relate well to pupils and adults, offering personal and social support to the wellbeing of pupils and their families, attending relevant meetings
• is a caring and understanding person, with a good sense of humour, who is committed to supporting high standards and enjoyment of learning
In return, we can offer:
• the opportunity to be part of a friendly, successful team in a happy school
• a supportive leadership team who are committed to staff development and training
• a welcoming and supportive place to work and a dedicated and creative staff team
• friendly children who are responsive to the exciting activities we provide in our creative curriculum
If you are keen to make a difference to the children you work with, make a positive contribution to our team and have a good sense of humour, then we look forward to hearing from you.

We are resilient, dedicated and determined; are you?

Laurel Avenue Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff/volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

This post is not open to job share.

Closing date: Thursday 28th October 2021
Interview date: Thursday 4th November 2021 – please note all correspondence from the school will take place via email.

Laurel Avenue Community Primary School
The Woodlands,

Tel: 0191 3868416
Email: laurelavenue@durhamlearning.net
Website: http://www.laurelavenue.durham.sch.uk/

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