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Job Ref No. ECC2103-91S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 18th July 2024  

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Vacancy - Learning Support Assitant / Teaching Assistant

Howbridge C of E Junior School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our highly committed team of support staff. We are a 3-form entry Church of England junior school based in Witham, Essex.

Howbridge values its Learning Support Assistants and provide high quality professional development opportunities.

Our Teaching Assistants have the highest professional standards in order to provide the very best progress and attainment for our children.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to join our friendly and hard-working school. Candidates should be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of our school.

The ideal candidate will:

Have GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.
Have experience of working in an educational setting, preferably within the classroom as an LSA or TA;
Have a strong work ethic and be able to work well as part of a team;
and have a passion to ensure the very best for our children.
In return we can offer you:

A dedicated, supportive, and friendly school and staff with the highest expectations and aspirations for children;
Well behaved, motivated pupils who enjoy school;
A commitment to your continuing professional development.
This is a part time permanent position working Mon-Fri 8:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15.15 term time only, including non-pupil days.

Detailed information about the position can be found in the attached Key Information Sheet and job description / person specification.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, please contact the school office via email at office.howbridge@dcvst.or or by telephone on 01376 501648 to arrange an appointment.

Applications should be submitted on

The closing date for applications is Midnight 11th July 2024

Interviews will be held on 18th July 2024

The position start date is 2nd September 2024

We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical checks and enhanced DBS clearance.

Information about the School

Howbridge Junior School is a church of England school based in Witham, Essex. We aim to serve our community by providing an inclusive education of the highest possible quality within the context and ethos of Christian belief. While we actively promote Christian Values such as thankfulness, compassion and forgiveness, we respect the beliefs of other faiths and those of no faith.

Our aim is to be a safe place of distinctive excellence where all are valued as individuals and as God’s children.

At Howbridge Juniors we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of aspiration and self-belief and on providing a supportive and challenging learning environment in which all children can achieve their best.

Alongside academic work, we value developing the whole child and place great emphasis on fun, memorable learning experiences, participating in a huge range of sporting opportunities, charity and community work and more!

All our children, without exception, are encouraged and expected to work hard and to make a positive difference to themselves and others.

We have a team of friendly and enthusiastic staff who are committed to continuing to raise standards throughout the school and ensuring that we provide all of our children with every opportunity to achieve their dreams.

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

Miss Sara Thorne
Howbridge Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 1BZ
Telephone: 01376501648

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