Job Ref No. ECC3522-184S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 3 Point 8-16
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 07/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint a full time Teaching Assistant to work five days a week including MDA supervision daily, primarily to support a pupil with special needs.

Are you passionate about working in a school, committed to supporting pupils? If so, then we would love you to come and work with us in our welcoming school, described in our most recent report as "one extraordinary Christ-centred family" (CSI 2024). Our pupils are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated teaching assistants who have high expectations of them, and is either Catholic or will be actively supportive of the Catholic ethos of our school.

We are a popular, friendly school which primarily serves the Catholic community of Tilbury. Each and every child is cherished and expected to achieve their very best. We deliver our mission statement by enabling our pupils and the wider community to Respect Ourselves, Respect Others, Respect Our World, Love God and in doing so, learn to love one another, learn to love our world and develop a love of learning in the process.

We promote a rich curriculum with a strong emphasis physical and mental wellbeing as well as utilising our outdoor learning resources with our newly developed Forest School space. We serve our community by providing a welcoming, supportive and caring environment where children thrive academically and socially and where the stimulating, aspirational learning ethos reflects high expectations. We would love you to join us.

Details about the position:

The hours are 28.75 per week from 8.30am until 3.30pm each day, (28.75 hours per week) term time only and in addition, 5 days INSET training as required at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Band: 3 Point: 8 - 16 (Actual Salary Range £14992 - £16750) The pay includes fringe allowance and 6 weeks paid holiday)

The successful applicant will:

• Be enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative and resilience

• Be an effective communicator with pupils and staff

• Is self-motivated with high expectations of self and others

• Hold at least an A - C pass in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

• Have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with pupils, treating them with respect and consideration.


The successful applicant would be expected to:

• Work under direct supervision of the class teachers and/or the Higher Level Teaching Assistants and be expected to use their own initiative to organise activities and tasks

• Use initiative and contribute to creating a stimulating and purposeful learning environment.

• Work in partnership with other Teaching Assistants

Provide feedback to the class teacher on pupil's progress

• Support the class teacher in planning differentiated work for pupils

• Support children with SEN

• Create simple resources to support the pupils work, as appropriate

• Attend INSET days and training as identified by the Head teacher

• Be fully supportive of the Catholic ethos of the school.

The Academy and The Christus Catholic Trust will offer:

A dynamic and collaborative team of Senior Leaders across the Trust, who work in partnership and
are committed to creating an ethos of mutual support and sharing practices, whilst providing an effective Catholic education for the children in our communities

Support to improve the high standards of learning and achievement in our academy.
The school and the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

We are committed to ensuring that every child in our community has access to the highest possible standard of education.

We want to appoint staff, who share our high expectations of everyone in our community, who enjoy working as a member of a team and who take a solution-focused approach. We are also fully committed to a comprehensive programme of Professional Development for staff at all levels.

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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Contact Information

Alison Bishop
Calcutta Road, Tilbury
Essex, RM18 7QH
Telephone: 01375 843254
Email: admin@tilburystmarys.thurrock.sch.uk

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