Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week
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)
Closing date: Friday 28 January 2022
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Maynards Green Community Primary School, Maynards Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0DD
Phone: 01435 812622
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
Situated between Horam and Heathfield, Maynards Green is a successful and friendly, community primary school which encourages of a love for learning and has high expectations of every individual. Our school offers a supportive and caring environment and well behaved and highly motivated learners. The experienced and supportive staff team is friendly and committed to maintaining high standards.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to support teaching and learning at Maynards Green. This position would initially be working for five mornings a week with our Year 4 class. The role is varied in the support you would provide for these children, and will vary from taking small groups, working with individual children or supporting the whole class.
We are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual who shares the same passion for learning as the school team and has high aspirations for themselves and others. As well as demonstrating commitment to our school values and to following and implementing the school's behaviour policy the successful candidate will have a sense of fun and provide opportunities for our children flourish and grow. They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to and empathise with our children.
We are looking for a candidate who:
• Has good standard of education particularly in English and Mathematics (preferably GCSE grade C or above)
• Has excellent communication skills and the ability to relate positively to adults and children
• Can work effectively with colleagues
• Has a proven ability to work on their own initiative and has a ‘can do’ attitude
• Can demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding
• Is willing to participate in training and developmental opportunities
• Understands the importance of maintaining confidentiality on all school matters
We can offer you a strong team of staff of Governors who are supportive and care for each other. A forward thinking leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, honest values and a sense of teamwork and who are committed to professional development for all staff.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
Application details are available from the School Office (email@example.com). You can also email the School Office to arrange an informal discussion with the Headteacher/current Business Manager.
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.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.