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Job Ref No. ECC3450-62S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Local Government Scale 3
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 1 July 2022  

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We would like to appoint a learning support assistant working Monday to Friday from 8.40am to 3.10pm. The role has arisen due to a new class being opened at the school and will initially be within the Reception classroom, but in future years the role may be within other primary age groups.

The successful candidate will:

  • have successful experience working in a school or early years environment;
  • have good standards of literacy and numeracy;
  • be calm, confident and well organised;
  • have a positive outlook;
  • be proactive in supporting and moving forward the children's learning and development.

We are proud to be able to offer:

  • a good school with a very good reputation within the local area;
  • a friendly, welcoming environment with a family atmosphere and strong community links;
  • capable, well behaved children who are eager to learn;
  • a dedicated, happy and supportive staff team.

Prospective candidates are welcomed and positively encouraged to visit the school by prior arrangement.

Please contact Kerry Baker on 01621 782626 for further details, or to arrange visits.

This school complies with the Data Protection Act. Further details about how the school processes your data, including our Data Protection Policy Statement and Privacy Notices, can be found on the school website

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Information about the School

St. Mary’s is a thriving, church primary school in the small rural town of Burnham-on-Crouch. We have one class per year group from Reception to Year 6 with a maximum number of 210 pupils on roll, which means that everyone knows each other and there is a real family atmosphere and nurturing approach. Our Statutory Church School Inspection in January 2020 said, "St Mary’s School is a supportive family who work as a team every day. It is a very caring and kind community where everyone works towards the same goal."

The school has attractive and spacious grounds, with a good sized playground, spiritual garden, large field and its own swimming pool. We also have a well equipped computer suite, laptops and good IT provision throughout the school.

St. Mary’s children are happy, confident and hardworking. They respond well to their teachers and get on with each other. Our Ofsted inspection report in June 2016 said, "the behaviour of pupils is good" and "pupils are polite, well-mannered and courteous." This means that working here is a very rewarding experience.

Our parents and carers are very supportive and keen to participate in school life. Some parents volunteer to help at school with different activities. We are fortunate to have an active Parents' Teachers' and Friends' Association which helps us in many ways, including fundraising for the school. Our June 2016 Ofsted report said: "Most parents feel that their children are safe, happy and secure in school." One parent was quoted by Ofsted as saying, "It is absolutely brilliant. They come home happy and learn well."

We have an inclusive Christian ethos and good links with our local community. This supports very good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development at the school. We were graded as good in all areas of our Statutory Church School Inspection of January 2020, which said, "Inspired by their vision and values, collaboration is a way of life at St Mary’s," going on to say that, "High expectations and aspirational targets within a nurturing environment enable all to achieve their best .... because everyone feels they belong and are part of this Christian community and are fully supported to grow in self-belief and confidence." This view was supported by our good Ofsted inspection in June 2016, which commented that, "There is a caring culture across all aspects of the school."

We follow an exciting, topic-based curriculum, which uses a cross curricular approach. We were extremely proud to achieve the full International School Award in 2020, which greatly enriches life at St. Mary's and our participation in a range of international projects and activities is an integral aspect of school life.

We are very proud of our school and our strong, successful team.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Lisa Bird
Marsh Road, Burnham-on-Crouch
Essex, CM0 8LZ
Telephone: 01621 782626

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