Hours of work: 31.25 hours as a TA and 3.75 hours as a Breakfast Assistant
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: up to 12 months
Closing date: 9am, Friday 24 September 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School, Tutts Barn Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8XT
Phone: 01323 737221
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant 2 to join our team, and at our Childcare Club as a Breakfast Assistant. This is a maternity cover post for one year in the first instance.
Teaching Assistant 2
31.25 hours per week 8.30am to 3.15pm daily (with an unpaid 0.5 lunch)
3.75 hours per week 7.45am to 8.30am daily
Interviews will be Wednesday 29 September 2021
We are a large, welcoming and inclusive, Primary School located on the beautiful South Coast, with 474 children currently on roll. Our values are an inclusive “Catholic, Coastal, and Diverse” approach to all.
We are very proud of our school grounds and building, with staff and children showing dedication to caring for our classrooms, communal areas and displays of work.
At St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School, our intention is that our curriculum extends opportunity, raises aspiration, opens children’s eyes to Jesus and God’s love and the world beyond their immediate environment, enabling them to live happy, healthy and productive lives and inspire them to become lifelong learners.
We aim to build resilience and encourage a positive growth mindset amongst our children as it is often through mistakes we learn the most.
Everyone at St Thomas a Becket follows the Eight Learning Characters which encourages our children to:
• Don’t give up
• Be cooperative
• Be curious
• Have a go
• Use your imagination,
• Keep improving
• Enjoy learning
We are seeking a teaching assistant who is inspired by our vision and would relish the opportunity to join our team.
The post is class based and you will be expected to work collaboratively with all pupils, staff and external agencies. There will be a requirement for playground and lunch time supervision included in the role, and reinforcing positive behaviour and play strategies to ensure a happy, safe learning environment for all.
The successful candidate should be prepared to work hard, be a positive and productive member of the staff team and respond positively to the challenges of day-to-day school life. We expect the most from our pupils so a candidate that has high expectations; has evidence of quality practice; will make learning fun and has a genuine belief that all children have the potential for success would be ideally suited to this post.
In return, we can offer you outstanding support and a commitment to your professional development, a supportive Catholic ethos where your contributions will be valued, a friendly team of enthusiastic colleagues and an attractive working environment with excellent facilities, well-behaved children and supportive families.
For further details and an application pack, please contact the school office.
The closing date is 9am on Friday 24 September 2021.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.