KS2 Teaching Assistant - Cornerstone Academy Trust
- Multiple Locations
- Multiple Terms
- £20,500 FTE (actual salary £14,300 per annum)
We are looking to appoint a KS2 Teaching Assistant who thrives on working in a busy and dynamic teaching environment to be based at one of our three Exeter schools. You will need to have a passion and commitment to wanting our young children to develop a life-long love of learning by being a positive, nurturing and supportive role model.
You will work alongside the class teachers to support children in all areas of the curriculum and to also assist in the preparation of the learning environment, liaising with staff, maintaining pupil records and carrying out a range of administrative tasks to support the teacher. You will also be involved in supporting children at break and lunch times in setting up our play provision or helping with the family dining arrangements in the school hall.
A key part of your job will be in helping to prepare pupils for the ever-changing, digital work of the 21st Century, and so you will need to be willing to embrace the ethos of delivering a knowledge rich, purposeful, and project-based curriculum, through the meaningful use of technology.
Our moto is ‘fortune favours the brave’ and we aim to inspire children to strive to achieve highly and reach their full potential. As a teaching assistant you will have the exciting role of supporting children in learning to read, leading PE and Games sessions, going on school trips and residentials and taking responsibility for the mentoring and tutoring of individual children. We provide a full programme of extra-curricular activities, outdoor learning programmes, sporting squads and teams, dedicated art and science rooms, a library service and 1:1 digital devices for every pupil.
You will also be involved in leading playtime activities with children and supporting within the family dining service where older children serve young children each lunch time.
This position is permanent, 40 weeks per annum (38 weeks term time, plus 1 week non pupil days and 1 week school holiday working). The hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3.30pm each day. The postholder will be asked to provide support to the breakfast club, meaning the earlier start time. The full-time equivalent salary for this role is in the region of £20,500 depending on age and experience. However, the actual salary based on the hours and weeks worked will commence in the region of £14,300 per annum. It also includes a holiday entitlement allowance.
You will benefit from a generous pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.
Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement.
We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
A job description and an application form can be obtained at www.tcat.education/vacancies
Please email completed documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Wednesday 29th March 2023.
Interview Date: w/c 24th April 2023 due to the Easter holidays.