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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 20:00
£18,562 - £18,933 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Shotton Primary School
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Temporary Entry Level Teaching Assistant
Grade 2 £18,562 to £18,933 (pro-rata)
Required as soon as possible until 31st August 2022 - or on ceasing of funding of named child.
33.5 hours per week

Shotton Primary School is a happy, safe environment for all children and staff, where everyone is respected and valued.
We treat each other with honesty, fairness and compassion, through effective communication and positive, trusting relationships with all of our community.

The Governors of Shotton Primary School are looking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic, hardworking, responsible, reliable and flexible teaching assistant, to work predominantly on a 1:1 basis with an identified child. This post is possible due to additional SEND funding.

We are looking to appoint someone who:
• Has experience of effectively working in a primary school and with children who have special educational needs.
• Is able to meet the academic, social, emotional and developmental needs of all children and particularly those with SEN.
• Can demonstrate excellent, supportive relationships with both children and adults
• Is able to work as part of a team
• Is self-motivated and can work under their own initiative when required.
• Has high expectations of all children and themselves
• Is able to engage children in meaningful learning experiences
• Has effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Is flexible and patient, and who is sufficiently resilient to meet the challenges of such a rewarding role.
• Takes pride in their work.
• Has a strong work ethic.

Responsibilities entail:

• Working in partnership with teachers and other professional agencies to provide effective support with learning activities.
• Supporting pupils to understand instructions, support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
• Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the class teacher.
• Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes, but not as a supervisory assistant.
• Show a duty of care to pupils and staff, and take appropriate action to comply with health and safety requirements at all times.
• General classroom support as required.
• Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.
• To carry out any other duties commensurate with the position of teaching assistant, which may be required from time to time.

Shotton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment and DBS enhanced disclosure checks.

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.

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

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes. All completed application forms should be returned to the school by the closing date and time.

If you are this kind or person, we would like to hear from you.
Application packs are available and returnable via email from shotton.primary@durhamlearning.net

This post is not open to job share.

Closing Date: Sunday 17th October 2021 at 8pm
Interview Date: Week beginning 1st November 2021.

Shotton Primary School
Grange Terrace,
Shotton Colliery,
County Durham,

Tel: 0191 526 2006
Email: shotton.primary@durhamlearning.net
Website: http://www.shottonprimary.durham.sch.uk/

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