Teaching Assistant

Job Description

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Our benefits

Do you want to have a positive impact on the future aspirations and potential of young learners?

Do you desire a role where every day is different?

Would you like to be one of the contributing reasons that a child engages in their learning or makes a positive decision about their future?

If so, we have a rare but exciting opportunity to join our wonderful staff family as a highly valued teaching assistant.

Stretham Community Primary School has strong, purposeful, reciprocal links with our children, teachers, parents and our local community.

The children at our school sit front and centre of all we do and we aspire to create a nurturing, inclusive and safe environment for each member of our school family.

The post will allow you to interact with a range of learners, offering the opportunity to have a measurable impact on the learning and development of the children you are working with. There may also be an opportunity to supervise and support children across the school at lunch time; there may also be an opportunity to play a key role in further enhancing our lunchtime provision alongside this.

We are looking for someone who:

- Has high expectations of safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people under our care.

- Will support all learners to reach their potential and to encourage them to be their very best. - Is adaptable and flexible.

- Demonstrates initiative to support the learners they are working with

- Has high expectations of themselves both personally and professionally.

- Has a great sense of humour and values being part of a welcoming and caring team. If you believe you have the necessary characteristics, personality and drive to join our school family on our development journey and believe that you can help to support our children's holistic development in an environment that is nurturing, happy and caring, we can offer you:

- Polite, enthusiastic and motivated children who aspire to be the best they can be.

- A commitment to support you with your professional development.

- A hard-working and dedicated staff team who care about the children and support each other to be their very best.

- An opportunity to play a key role in shaping and driving some key areas on our school development journey.

- A school community that is supportive and positive with the children sitting front and centre.

If you believe you have the necessary attributes and are keen to join our family, please contact the Headteacher, Mr Matt Sweeney, via the School Office: office@stretham.cambs.sch.uk or call 01353 649271
Visits to the school are strongly encouraged; we look forward to the opportunity to meet you and sharing our wonderful school with you.

More information, including job description and application form can be found on our website:

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Please send a completed application form and a letter of application detailing the skills and knowledge you will bring to the job to: office@stretham.cambs.sch.uk

What will you be doing?

Do you want to have a positive impact on the future aspirations and potential of young learners? Do you desire a role where every day is different? Would you like to be one of the contributing reasons that a child engages in their learning or makes a positive decision about their future? If so, we have a rare but exciting opportunity to join our wonderful staff family as a highly valued teaching assistant.

Stretham Community Primary School has strong, purposeful, reciprocal links with our children, teachers, parents and our local community. The children at our school sit front and centre of all we do and we aspire to create a nurturing, inclusive and safe environment for each member of our school family.

About you

Stretham Community Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and employs suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check and there will be an online check of all candidates. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and provision of evidence of the right to work in the UK.

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.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers