Qualified level 3 Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you ready to join a highly motivated and skilled team?

Do you want to work in a vibrant and fast paced environment?

Do you want to support the development of new approaches to teaching and learning in a passionate and risk taking school?

Are you fluent in spoken and written English?

If so, we are the right school for you!

We need: A level 3 teaching assistant, fully qualified in Early Years & Childcare, for our nursery department

To start: As soon as possible Pay Scale: SCP grade 4 point 7, £20,243pa

Hours: Teaching Assistant 32.5 per week plus additional overtime for staff meeting

Times: 8:15 - 3:30 Monday - Friday

We wish to appoint a dedicated, hard-working and motivated teaching assistant for our nursery department.

The contract will be term time only.

You must have full and relevant early years & childcare qualification at level 3.

Please click on the link for the full list of acceptable qualification

Early years qualifications achieved in the United Kingdom - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You will be a valuable member of the team working with the class teacher to support the children.

The successful applicant will need enthusiasm, patience, caring and understanding. Experience working with children and a willingness to work in all year groups of the Federation is required.

Please come and visit us, it is the only way to truly realise how special we are.

We received an overall Good' rating from Ofsted in January 2019.

Please contact Mrs Miller, Tel 01223 518330 or e-mail: finance@kingshedges.cambs.sch.uk to arrange a visit and for the application pack or you can download the application pack from our website:

King's Hedges Educational Federation - Vacancies (kingshedgesprimary.org.uk)

Closing date 14th February 9am

Kings Hedges Education Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

Job Purpose:

Support the classroom teacher to facilitate the active participation of children in the academic and social activities of the school and in the management of pupils and the classroom. Contribute to raising standards of achievement for all pupils.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Support for the Children

  • Deliver planned curriculum activities as directed.
  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of individual children or small groups. Provide appropriate work to support the lesson when necessary.
  • Take responsibility for delivering learning activities with small groups who would benefit from a different learning approach as agreed.
  • Take responsibility for covering a class delivering learning activities under the guidance of the class teacher or senior leader.
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with individual pupils, small groups and with parents/carers.
  • Provide specialist learning support (requiring an in-depth knowledge and experience) to children with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties, or where English is not their first language.
  • Provide learning support as required for all children including those with special needs or where English is not their first language.
  • Encourage and promote inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all pupils feel involved with tasks and activities.
  • Help with the care and support for pupils, including attending to their emotional and/or physical care needs.

2. Support for the Curriculum

  • Support the school curriculum, including English and maths activities.
  • Support the use of ICT in the curriculum and develop pupil's competence and independence in its use.
  • Make suggestions and deliver groups for pupils to improve the range or quality of subjects offered as agreed.
  • Provide targeted support to enhance learning and improve attainment.

3. Support for the Teacher

  • Complete records and provide reports on pupil's progress and development as directed.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of work programmes for individual pupils and groups.
  • Monitor and track progress and provide feedback to assist in the gathering of information for pupils with special educational needs.
  • Liaise with specialist outside services in order to provide information on pupil's progress and development.
  • Provide feedback on learning activities and contribute to school review and development planning.
  • Organise the learning environment and develop appropriate classroom resources as required
  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required, e.g. photocopying, preparation of materials, mounting displays etc.
  • Contribute to behaviour management within the school and take charge of situations to allow the teacher to continue to work with the rest of the class.

4. Support for the School

  • Act in accordance with school policies and procedures particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Accompany staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
About you

Are you ready to join a highly motivated and skilled team?

Do you want to work in a vibrant and fast paced environment?

Do you want to support the development of new approaches to teaching and learning in a passionate and risk taking school?

Are you fluent in spoken and written English?

If so, we are the right school for you!

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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