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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Job/Person Summary

We are looking for a new member of staff to join our school as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in KS2

We believe that the holistic understanding of an individual is one of the essential contributors within a child’s primary education.  We want our children to have a memorable and transformational learning experience with us, to enable them to walk confidently into their next learning adventure and flourish.

We also believe that all children have the right to achieve our vision of being...

"LOVING, COURAGEOUS and TRUSTWORTHY, so they can be talented role models and make a difference in God's world."

Job role and responsibilities – Key requirements

Support for children

  • Assume whole class responsibility for teaching and learning as directed by the Teacher.
  • Use specialist skills to support pupils, fostering independence.
  • Assist with Individual Educational Plans (ISP’s – Individual Support Plans)

Support for the Teacher

  • Working unsupervised, assist the Teacher to create an appropriate learning environment.
  • Work with the Teacher in lesson planning, adjusting plans as appropriate.
  • Evaluate pupil’s responses to activities through planned observation

Essential Qualities:

  • You are child-centred working closely with children.
  • Loving communication skills, able to help the child validate and manage their own feelings and those of others, appropriately.
  • Experience working with children who require emotional support or experience high levels of anxiety.
  • You are a patient individual with a consistently calm and positive approach.
  • Resilient and reassuring for children and the staff team.
  • Experience of working in an environment where appropriate behaviour management skills have been required.
  • Enjoys learning alongside young children, being a co-adventurer, communicating and facilitating learning.
  • You are willing to create, nurture and build trusting relationships, where the fun and excitement of learning is shared with young children in your care.
  • Passionate about children’s learning and education and excited about the opportunity of working with our young children.
  • You are a team player.
  • Able to work using your own initiative.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Knowledge of KS2 curriculum.
  • Training in Nurture, ELSA or Thrive.
  • Experience of delivering Speech and Language support.
  • Experience of delivering Occupational Therapy (OT) interventions.
  • Child care qualification or a degree (or a desire to acquire such qualification).
  • Experience in working with looked after children.

 

Application Procedure

If you think your skill set fits all or most of the above then please email recruitment@pilgrimscross.co.uk for an application form, where you can share your skills and passions for working with children, including other previous relevant experiences.

The HLTA role equates to approximately 30 hours per week or increased to 32.5 with lunchtime duties and is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2023.  The salary can also be negotiated on the day of appointment.

We can offer you a supportive and inclusive school, a friendly team of dedicated professionals, professional development opportunities, a growing community and a school full of wonderful children!

Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Closing Date:- 07.07.2022 at 12pm

Interview Date:- 13.07.2022

Learning Support Assistant

 

Job/Person Summary

We are looking for a new member of staff to join our school as a Learning Support Assistant.

We believe that the holistic understanding of an individual is one of the essential contributors within a child’s primary education.  We want our children to have a memorable and transformational learning experience with us, to enable them to walk confidently into their next learning adventure and flourish.

We also believe that all children have the right to achieve our vision of being...

"LOVING, COURAGEOUS and TRUSTWORTHY, so they can be talented role models and make a difference in God's world."

Job role and responsibilities – Key requirements

Essential Qualities:

  • You are a child-centred person and are willing to create, nurture and build trusting relationships, where the fun and excitement of learning adventures is shared
  • Strong communication skills, able to help children validate and manage their own feelings and those of others, appropriately.
  • You are a patient individual with a consistently calm and positive approach.
  • You are resilient and hard working.
  • Experience of working in an environment where assured behaviour management skills have been required.
  • Knowledge of the curriculum.
  • Enjoys working alongside children, being a co-adventurer, communicating and facilitating learning.
  • You are willing to create, nurture and build trusting relationships, where the fun and excitement of learning is shared with the children or a specific child.
  • You are a true team player.
  • You are able to use your own initiative, displaying a flexible approach.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Previous experience and understanding of working as a LSA.
  • Training in Nurture, ELSA or Thrive.
  • Experience of delivering Speech and Language support.
  • Experience of delivering Occupational Therapy (OT) interventions.
  • Child care qualification or a degree (or a desire to acquire such qualification).
  • Team Teach trained.

 

 

Application Procedure

If you think your skill set fits all or most of the above then please email - recruitment@pilgrimscross.co.uk, where you can share your skills and passions for working with children, including other previous relevant experiences.

The LSA role equates to approximately 30 hours per week or increased to 32.5 with lunchtime duties and is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2023.  The salary can also be negotiated on the day of appointment.

We can offer you a supportive and inclusive school, a friendly team of dedicated professionals, professional development opportunities, a growing community and a school full of wonderful children!

Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

 

Closing Date:- 07.07.2022 at 12pm

Interview Date:- 11.07.2022

Midday Supervisory Assistant

Job/Person Summary

We are looking for child-centred, caring and enthusiastic Midday Supervisory Assistant to support within the school.  We believe that a holistic understanding of children or that of an individual child is one of the most essential contributors within primary education.  We want our children to have a memorable and transformational learning experience with us, to enable them to flourish and walk confidently into their next learning adventure.

We also believe that all children have the right to achieve our vision of being...

"LOVING, COURAGEOUS and TRUSTWORTHY, so they can be talented role models and make a difference in God's world."

Quality supervision and control of pupils in the dining hall, including:

  • Organising dinner queue and entrance of pupils into the dining hall and from the dining all to playground, ensuring good behaviour and calm atmosphere.
  • Directing pupils to seats, deciding on seating arrangements, separating pupil's experiencing difficulties where necessary.
  • Encouraging pupils to eat (including those with packed lunches) especially those with special educational needs or disabilities.  Being aware of pupils on special  or restricted diets for medical reasons from information provided at the school.  Assisting pupils with cutting up food, pouring liquids etc where necessary.
  • Encouraging social skills and good table manners, ensuring safety with knives and forks.  Ensuring pupils tidy/'clear up in a satisfactory manner.
  • Cleaning up spillages when food is spilt or dropped where such spillages are hazardous to pupils/staff.
  • Dealing with any body spillages in the dining all in accordance with infection control procedures, ensure pupil goes to the medical room if appropriate.
  • Sharing responsibility with other Midday Supervisors and/or Teachers for the maintenance of order and discipline in the dining hall areas/classrooms.
  • Sharing responsibility with other Midday Supervisors for setting up and clearing away the dining hall/classrooms before and after the served lunch period.
  • Direction of pupils to the playground and supervision of their activities and behaviour, ensuring their safety and well-being, providing emotional support where necessary.
  • Preventing bullying, being aware of changes in friendships, encouraging socialising, play etc.
  • Initiating and participating in games with the children on the playground or in the classroom if it is 'wet break'.

Application Procedure

You will need to enjoy interacting with our wonderful children in all aspects - be prepared to hula-hoop, ride a whopper hopper, become a pirate captain, re-create works of art on the playground in chalk and much more!

If this sounds like you, then come and join our friendly, caring and hardworking team.

Please email recruitment@pilgrimscross.co.uk for a application form.

Closing Date:- 14.07.2022 at 12pm

Interview Date:- 18.07.2022

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