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Job Ref No. ECC2059-68S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 6 points 13-17
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 05/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: between 9th and 11th July 2024  

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Due to an increasing number of pupils, and an expanding sports programme, Mayflower Primary School in Harwich, is eagerly seeking to appoint a Higher Level teaching Assistant who has an interest in sports. This role will be for a minimum of 32.5 hours per week, term time and will commence in September 2024. Initially this is a fixed year contract, with potential to go beyond.

The post will involve working under the direction of the PE lead, deputy and headteacher.

The ideal candidate will:

have at least GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English
have an HLTA qualification, or equivalent
have some form of sporting qualification, preferably
have experience of working with children
have a good understanding of how children learn
have outstanding behaviour management strategies
be flexible and able to use their own initiative
be able to work as part of a team
have excellent communication skills
be energetic, enthusiastic and have a passion for supporting children with their learning
have a sense of humour
And MUST have a driving licence and be willing to drive our minibus (training provided)

Mayflower can offer:

A friendly and supportive team
Physical and mental health support through our SAS well being package, which provides access to services such as physiotherapy and same day GP phone consultations.
A learning environment committed to nurturing the whole child
A whole school culture and vision which puts wellbeing at the heart of everything we do
Consistent whole school strategies and approaches which support both staff and pupils
Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development

At Mayflower Primary School we have the very highest expectations for all of our children which is balanced by a kind, caring and nurturing ethos and a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Mayflower Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

School visits are warmly welcomed (with covid protocols in place) and please send any enquiries to

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2024

Interviews to be held: between 9th and 11th July 2024

Start Date: September 2024

Information about the School

The Mayflower Primary School is two form entry with 380 currently on role. Our school is situated in Dovercourt, Harwich. We have good links with local schools, a strong Governing Body and supportive parents. The community feel of our school is important to us.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Tracey Cochrane
Main Road
Dovercourt, Harwich
Essex, CO12 4AJ
Telephone: 01255 502444

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