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Teaching AssistantRef: DON/18/00345

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, SCHOOLS
PRIMARY
Based at: Town Field Primary School
Salary details: Grade 5 £10,730 - £11,668  
Job details: 27.5 Hours, Term Time Only, Permanent
Closing date: 11 June 2018
Interview date: 15 June 2018
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'Learning how to fly together’

We would like to offer an excellent opportunity for a Teaching Assistant from September 2018.

Town Field Primary School is a large and lively, culturally diverse school close to the centre of Doncaster. It caters for approx 460 pupils aged 3-11, including provision for 52 pupils in FS1. The school is proud of its high standards, inclusive ethos and of its commitment to meeting the needs of all its pupils. Our central aim is to enable all children and staff to reach their full potential.

Our school context is changing with growing numbers of children entering Town Field with English as an additional language. Currently our school population speak over 40 different languages which creates a fantastically rich and diverse learning community.

The school is highly regarded, being a popular choice with parents, and is over-subscribed. We have a strong reputation for pastoral excellence both within and beyond our school and embrace opportunities for our staff to work across the system.

Are you passionate about helping children learn? Do you want to join our friendly, vibrant and dynamic school in its next stage of exciting development? If so we would love to hear from you.                   

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated teaching assistant to join our excellent team at Town Field Primary School.  The ability to communicate effectively, use your initiative and be flexible, is as important as experience and qualifications. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can support other members of the team and can share and support our nurturing, caring ethos
  • Is an excellent teaching assistant with a superb understanding of how children learn
  • Is committed to providing enriching and engaging learning experiences for all pupils
  • Has the ability to forge positive relationships with pupils and parents
  • Enjoys collaborating as part of a whole-school team to ensure the highest standards
  • Thrives on new challenges and wants to make a difference to the lives of our children
  • Has a presence and builds a fantastic rapport with children

The school can offer:

  • A warm, caring and inclusive ethos with enthusiastic and motivated learners
  • A dedicated, highly-skilled, hard-working and friendly team of staff who have close working relationships with other schools, networks and agencies
  • Opportunities to engage in high quality CPD and leadership development as our school is a strategic partner in the Doncaster Teaching School alliance
  • A commitment to ensuring a healthy work/life balance
  • A ‘Good’ school (OFSTED)
  • Confident, resilient and enthusiastic children
  • An open culture where staff share expertise and learn from one another
  • A curriculum that is relevant to the interests and needs of our children

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. They can be made by appointment with the Headteacher Mrs Honeybone.

Contact: admin@townfield.doncaster.sch.uk. Tel: 01302 368192 

Application forms are available via email: admin@townfield.doncaster.sch.uk. Please ensure that completed applications reflect the requirements of the person specification.

If you have not heard from us by 16th June, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. 

Closing date:  11th June at 12pm

Shortlisting:  11th June

Interviews:  15th June  

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. To find out more about Doncaster Council, please visit http://www.doncaster.gov.uk

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