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Teaching Assistants September 2023

We are looking to recruit individuals, preferably with experience of working with children with additional needs, who are committed to ensuring all pupils have equality of opportunity to access the curriculum and be involved in the fullness of school life:

We have positions available in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - full and part-time (there may be some flexibility on the hours, which can be discussed at the interview).

Start Date:  4th September 2023

Closing date:      Friday 26th May 2023 
Interview date:  Tuesday 6th June (or earlier if mutually convenient).

Pay scale: Scale 4 of the LBRUT Support Staff Scale
(Actual salary for 32.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per year £19,851 to £20,846; pro rata for fewer hours.)

The Queen’s C of E Primary School is a high achieving, highly sought after voluntary aided primary school with motivated pupils, talented, hardworking staff and supportive parents and Governors.   

‘’Promoting equality and celebrating diversity are threads that run through day-to-day school life’’ (OFSTED 2023)

“The school goes to great lengths to integrate all children with Christian love and care.  They know ‘everyone has their own special talent’ and that teachers work hard to make their school ‘a unique and happy place’ offering exciting and creative opportunities.”  (SIAMS 2016)

The successful candidate will:

  • Enjoy working with children with additional needs, including 1-1 support
  • Positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children
  • Demonstrate a commitment towards raising standards within a school community
  • Have an understanding of numeracy skills and literacy in the primary curriculum
  • Be able to deliver a range of intervention programs
  • Be committed to professional development & developing their skills in the classroom
  • Be creative and enjoy making their interventions fun in order to inspire, motivate, engage and enthuse our pupils to love learning and aspire for great things
  • Be a team player with good communication skills
  • Have a range of effective positive behaviour management skills
  • Be willing to contribute to the broader life of the school community 
  • Have a commitment to the school’s Christian values of Love, Compassion and Respect.

The successful candidate may:

  • Have experience of working with children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Have additional relevant/specialist skills that will be beneficial to working with children.

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, considerate pupils who are keen to learn
  • A friendly, welcoming school with hard-working and dedicated staff
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A well-resourced learning environment

Visits are warmly welcomed; please contact the school office to book a tour.  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced disclosure from the DBS is essential. Two references from recent employers and a full document check are also required. Any offer of a job will be subject to all these aspects being fulfilled completely.  In line with DfE guidance an Internet activity check may be carried out for shortlisted candidates.

The Queen’s School is committed to positively tackling discrimination in all its forms and works to ensure that all sections of the community have fair and equal access to and experience within employment. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, as these groups are under-represented in our workforce at present. We are respectful of all individuals’ race, age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, caring responsibilities, disabilities and cultural background.