Job Ref No. ECC2432-259S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band C Point 13-19
Position Start Date: 01/07/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 6th June 2024  

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Thameside Primary School

Manor Road, Grays, RM17 6EF

Wishes to appoint a

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

SEND Nurture Provision Lead

Salary: Thurrock Band C Point 13-19

(£21,496.16 - £24,790.55 per annum)

35 hours per week

8:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break

37 weeks of the year - term time only

Start Date: 1st July 2024

Are you looking for a new and rewarding role in education? A new opportunity has arisen, for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our successful and collaborative team at Thameside Primary School to assist with student welfare and improve educational outcomes in our SEND and Nurture Provision.

The successful candidate will be keen to make a difference to the life chances of the children at Thameside Primary School, and will be part of the school's commitment to ensure all students reach their academic potential.

As part of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust, the school is proud of its inclusive ethos and the broad and enriched curriculum that it provides for all pupils. We are an OFSTED rated GOOD school (Oct 2018), where the supportive staff have high aspirations for the pupils and strive to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families. Our schools' ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting children with SEND to improve educational outcomes. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure. The successful candidate will be able to:

· Support and liaise with the special educational needs and disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCO).

· Have oversight of the school's provision for pupils with SEND.

· Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. KCSIE, PREVENT) and our safeguarding and child protection policies.

· Work with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to promote the best interests of pupils, including sharing concerns where necessary.

· Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the SEND provision.

· Establish and maintain positive working relationships.

· Ensure the personal care of pupils.

· Work creatively and in the best interest of our children and families.

· Develop and use a well-established range of strategies for coping with challenging situations.

You will work in partnership with class teachers, to support learning in line with the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, codes of practice, school policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will preferably have relevant NVQ qualifications or equivalent. They must have a good standard of English and Mathematics and basic computer skills.

Thameside Primary School and Nursery is a vibrant and diverse school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now, and in the future. The School is proud to be:

· Friendly, caring and supportive school that has a one big team approach to workload.

· Has a strong, established & supportive SLT that creates a positive team environment.

· A place where pupils feel safe, happy, valued and respected.

· An inclusive school, where everyone works hard to ensure all pupils receive stimulating learning experiences, with high expectations for all children.

· A school that celebrates every child's individuality and success.

Thameside Primary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trustis a Multi-Academy Trust, withtwelve member schoolswithin Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:

· Two-week October half-term

· Recognition of continuous service

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Excellent CPD opportunities

· Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools

· The support of an experienced family of schools

· National Conditions of Service

· Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

· Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff

· Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Ayshen Uluhan or call 01375 648901.

Thameside 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. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.Please refer to our recruitment and selection policy statement ( for more information.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Friday 31st May 2024 - Midday

Interview date: Thursday 6th June 2024

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Information about the School

Thameside Primary is a rapidly expanding School which serves a diverse community. A commitment to equal oportunities and inclusion is essential.

Thameside is part of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust who have four primary schools.Our schools' ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other. The Trust schools are based in Thurrock, a semi-rural location with excellent transport links to London.

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

Abbie Stonehouse
Thameside Primary School
Manor Road, Grays
Essex, RM17 6EF
Telephone: 01375 372677

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