Hours:  25 hours per week in KS2

Required for:  1st September 2021

Contract:  Permanent

Salary:  Level 2 TA – Grade 3 – Scale point 5 to 7 (£22,185 to £22,995 pro rata)

Purley Oaks Primary School is recruiting a Level 2 Teaching Assistant to work in class supporting the teacher in all areas of the curriculum. This post require an individual with a love of working with children and a commitment to the school’s vision of striving for excellence.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible, confident individual with excellent interpersonal and behaviour management skills. They will assist and support the class teacher in learning and teaching.  The post holder will be pro-active and a positive role model for all children.

As a classroom TA you will be working with a range of children including those who may need additional support to overcome barriers that are hindering their learning, as well as assisting the class teacher.

Essential skills and abilities:

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • Minimum grade C English and maths GCSE
  • Experience of working with children with SEN
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Good understanding of child development and learning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A valid working visa/legal right to work in the UK

Purley Oaks Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and the successful candidate will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to promote and ensure equal treatment for all.

Applications

To apply for this position please complete the Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms fully and provide a Supporting Statement, which shows how you meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

PLEASE NOTE AS A SAFER RECRUITMENT SCHOOL WE WILL TAKE UP REFERENCES PRIOR TO YOU BEING CALLED FOR INTERVIEW, UNLESS YOU CAN PROVIDE US WITH A VALID REASON FOR REFERENCES NOT TO BE TAKEN UP AT THIS STAGE. PLEASE ENSURE YOU PROVIDE TWO EMAIL ADDRESSES ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM FOR REFEREES TO BE CONTACTED.

GDPR

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data.  The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority, Croydon Council and the Department for Education. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices: www.purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk/.

Application forms and supporting statements should be submitted to: hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk

Closing Date:     Midday Wednesday 30th June 2021

Interviews:         Week beginning 5th July 2021

Tenable:              1st September 2021

Level 2 Grade 3 Teaching Assistant Job Description September 2021

Level 2 Grade 3 Teaching Assistant Person Specification September 2021

Self Disclosure Form

Application Form Non Teaching Staff 2021

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2021

Guidance Notes for Applicants 2021