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West Vale Primary School

Teaching Assistant

To start:  As soon as possible

Salary: Scale 2

Hours of work: 15 hrs per week 9.00 – 12.00 Monday to Friday term-time only

The Governing Body, Principal, Teaching and Support staff are enthusiastically committed to maintaining a warm, friendly caring, family atmosphere, which is evident and appreciated by all visitors to the school.

We require a committed Teaching Assistant to provide support to Year 6.

Generally, to work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.  Specifically, this may be to:

  • Deliver personalised learning programmes for pupils
  • Supporting individuals and groups within the setting
  • Work within the school’s behaviour policy to ensure all pupils’ behaviour is managed positively
  • Work closely with key members of staff to ensure positive outcomes for pupils
  • Liaise with parents and carers to ensure an enjoyable school experience for families
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to pupils about how well they have achieved and what they need to do next to further improve
  • Keep records in line with school policies and procedures

The candidate:

  • Will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to embrace new initiatives.
  • Will have experience of working with children.
  • Will be enthusiastic, motivated and organised.
  • Will work well within a team, be keen to share ideas and happy to take advice from colleagues and specialist staff.
  • Will be keen to develop skills further by completing training signposted by key leaders.
  • Will be determined to make a positive difference to the young people at West Vale Primary School

About the Trust:

West Vale is part of The Greetland Academy Trust, the trust always strives to provide an inspirational, positive and welcoming teaching and learning environment where there is a sense of pride and fun and where everyone works together with confidence, enthusiasm and mutual respect.

The Greetland Academy Trust aims to nurture academic, personal, spiritual and social development in a caring and professional manner so that all achieve their full potential and all can reach great heights.

The Greetland Academy Trust – Core Principles:

  • GREAT teaching and learning opportunities for all within the partnership
  • REAL life opportunities to develop an understanding of the wider world
  • ENTHUSE a love of learning and mutual respect
  • ACADEMIC development to nurture potential of all
  • THOROUGH accountability

The successful applicant would be expected to be supportive of the school’s aims and objectives.

Prospective candidates need to be confident, approachable, committed and patient. Full training will be provided.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by telephoning Jayne Firth, Chief Operations Officer at The Greetland Academy Trust on 01422 372893.

Our academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all members of staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check.

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website http://www.westvale.calderdale.sch.uk or  www.greetlandacademy.org.uk or on email request to j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk

If you are interested in joining our team of committed professionals please return your completed application form by email to Jayne Firth:  j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk or alternatively post to the Trust address: The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8JB, marking the envelope ‘FAO Jayne Firth ’.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3rd April (12 noon)

Interviews:    w/c 8th April 2019


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