EYFS/KS1 Teaching Assistant – 40% Part-Time

Do you want a highly rewarding post, making the difference to some remarkable children?

Do you want to join a hardworking and happy team?

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you looking to support children in their development on a 1:1 and small group basis?

Do you want to support teaching staff in ensuring the best outcomes for pupils?
If so, we have the perfect post for you!

We are looking for a teaching assistant who is committed to providing and supporting high quality teaching and learning opportunities across all curriculum areas across the school.

• EYFS/KS1 Teaching Assistant - 40% Part-Time

This role will include targeted support within a whole class setting, the delivery of interventions within and outside of the classroom, as well as some 1:1 work.

Support will include lunch time cover, assisting in the provision of high quality play and learning opportunities.

A current teaching assistant says this about the role:
“Having worked at a previous school for ten years I was anxious about moving to a new school. However, I am so pleased that I made the decision to join Orchard Park. The staff are friendly and the school is caring and professional.”

A newly appointed teaching assistant says this about the role:
“Being a new TA, the school provided me with a great opportunity to learn from highly skilled professionals, so that I can feel confident when I am supporting the children’s learning.”

Our school was reaffirmed as ‘good’ by Ofsted (March 2017) and is a unique and special place to work. We are a small school on the edge of Cambridge, which is at the heart of a new and growing community. We are extremely proud of what our school has achieved since it opened 12 years ago and we are excited by what the next decade may bring.

We can provide you with:

• An enthusiastic, talented and dedicated team to work alongside
• A school where everyone is valued
• Pupils that are hardworking and well behaved
• An outstanding, striking learning environment
• Opportunity to be part of something special

Please note that we are a Covid secure employer. We have meticulously followed every guideline to ensure our staff and pupils are as safe as possible.

Staff say “the systems put in place by school leaders are excellent. Whilst I was initially hesitant to return to work, I feel reassured that everything is as robust as it can be and therefore I feel happy and safe.”

We would love you to see our caring and nurturing school in action and would therefore encourage you to visit us.

Due to current restrictions these will need to be arranged outside of school hours (before 9.00am or after 3.15pm) Please contact Lynsey in the school office on 01223 438200 to arrange an appointment or speak to Stacey Harper (Headteacher) for further information.

Application packs are available via the school website www.orchardparkprimary.co.uk.

Applications must include a letter stating which role you are applying for and how you meet the person specification.

Start Date: 7th September 2020
Hours: 8.45am to 3.15pm (two day's a week) - term time only
Salary: SCP 5 £5,886.40 pro rota
Closing Date: Monday 31st August 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 3rd September or Friday 4th September 2020

Orchard Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Our Mission Statement
A place where children are empowered to reach their full potential, with the highest possible aspirations and passion for learning. With values and respect, our children are confident to move from our nurturing environment to explore and succeed in the wider world.

School website: http://orchardpark.cambs.sch.uk
Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Monday 31 August 2020
School name
Orchard Park Community Primary School
Miss S Harper
DfE school no.
Ring Fort Road Cambridge Cambs
01223 438200
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