Teaching Assistant

Keynsham, Bristol
£12.18 - £12.38 hourly rate
21 Mar 2024
19 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Teaching Assistant

Job information

Job Ref:              R419 - Please quote on all correspondence

Start:                  ASAP

Salary:                £12.18 - £12.38 hourly rate £23,500 - £23,893 FTE, actual pro rata salary £17,497.49 - £17,790.11

Location:          Keynsham (near Bristol/Bath)

Contract:           Full time (32.5 hours per week), term time only + 2 INSET days

Term:                 Permanent

St John's are looking to appoint a caring and motivated Teaching Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a small, supportive school with access to good training opportunities. Whilst some experience would be preferable, we are also keen to hear from you if you are looking at beginning your career working in the primary school setting. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the school for more details.

The role will initially include supporting the academic and emotional development of our youngest pupils. Please see the Job Description/Person Specification attached. You will be working alongside the class teacher to provide a high standard of support for all pupils.

The successful candidate will be prepared to work hard and respond to the challenges of day to day school life and be committed to supporting the children achieve their best through an engaging and exciting curriculum. This role will include supporting children in the play environment where we encourage our children to experiment, learn, figure things out for themselves, collaborate with peers and take risks. 

We would want to appoint a flexible and dedicated professional with the willingness to learn new skills. 

We are looking for a teaching assistant who can:

  • Show enthusiasm and initiative
  • Make positive relationships with pupils, parents and staff
  • Adapt learning to meet the needs of individuals
  • Demonstrate patience and a good sense of humour
  • Be resourceful, flexible and quick-thinking
  • Encourage children to foster friendships through play and cooperative learning.
  • Willing to go the extra mile for children in their care
  • Be an excellent role model to children, colleagues and parents, exemplifying our school values.

Futura Learning Partnership strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is keen to attract the most highly talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.

 In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership
  • An energised and professional working environment
  • Benefits include; pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.

Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 2-18 education in the area.  We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school.  We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.

The closing date for applications is: 23:59pm on Friday, 19  April 2024

Interviews are likely to be held: TBC

No CVs or agencies please

To apply:

Download the JD/PS and Recruitment Pack
Click on the ‘apply’ button within the vacancy advertised on the Futura Learning Jobsite

Complete and submit your online application before the closing date
Please note that our HR/Recruitment system software provider will be carrying out planned maintenance work from midnight Friday, 22 March until 12.00pm Saturday, 23 March ,during this period the recruitment system may be out of action.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.

Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process.  For this post, prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening, online searches and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

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