We are seeking to appoint a flexible and reflective Teaching Assistant to join our hardworking, dedicated and collaborative team, initially on a fixed term contract, based on SEND funding, until 31 August 2023. You will work under the guidance of the class teacher, with the support of the SENCo, to ensure all children reach their full potential. This may involve working with small groups or on a 1-2-1 basis.
An understanding of the principles of effective learning, a reflective but dynamic approach, good communication skills and a passion for making a difference to all children are essential requirements for this post.
For this, you will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as the ability to motivate children to do their best. You will be patient, understanding and responsive, and able to build positive relationships with children, while establishing consistent boundaries. A willingness to work as part of a team, as well as taking your own initiative when required, is essential. Experience of working within a school in a similar role would be extremely beneficial but is not essential.
We would like the successful candidate to start work as soon as possible.
Exeter Learning Academy Trust (ELAT) is a partnership of primary schools based in Exeter. The Trust currently has four schools: Alphington Primary School, Bowhill Primary School, Ide Primary School and St Thomas Primary School.
Our aim is to be a people-focused organisation with strong principles of enabling every child and adult within our Trust to thrive. We have high aspirations for all our children, regardless of their starting point, and, in turn, expect our staff to have high aspirations of themselves. We believe that our strength lies in working together and using our collective skills and expertise to benefit the children in our schools.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity, or receive any further information, please do contact us on 01392 254291.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
Full details of the job description and application form can be found on www.exeterlearningacademytrust.co.uk.
Your completed application form should be returned to email@example.com.
Please apply by noon on the closing date.
Interview Date: Thursday 29th September 2022