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We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant (including lunchtime supervisor)

We are looking to recruit a capable, energetic and enthusiastic level 2 teaching assistant who will relish the challenge of working in our large infant school. 

The successful candidate will have recent, relevant experience of working with children from ages 4 to 7. We believe that positive behaviour management plays a key role in our successful outcomes for children and this will be one of your strengths. 
What are the skills and qualities we need from a successful applicant?

  • An understanding of the KS1 curriculum and ideally experience in year 2
  • Maths and English GCSE at grades A-C (or recognised academic equivalent)
  • Good communication skills and clear handwriting in order to be a positive model for children
  • Excellent behaviour management skills with an emphasis on positive reinforcement - ideally you will be familiar with the principles of 123, Magic
  • A good grasp of phonics - you should be familiar with the Letters and Sounds scheme
  • Confidence to lead whole class sessions, either alone or alongside another adult
  • Willingness to get along with and support colleagues
  • Energy, creativity and enthusiasm 
  • Good physical fitness in order to cope with the rigours of supporting young children both indoors and out
  • The ability to take the ups and downs of school life in your stride - including dealing with the inevitable illnesses and toilet accidents that come with the job

What can we offer you?

Hardworking staff who work supportively in year group teams. As a large school (currently 3 or 4 classes in each year group), our staff are a great mix of people both in terms of personality and skillsets. They work supportively with each other, constantly learning from and sharing each other’s experiences.

Our children are well behaved and enthusiastic to learn. Attendance since school fully reopened in September has been well above the national average and we think this is reflective of how keen the children have been to return to normality, as well as an indicator of parent’s confidence in the measures we have taken to keep people safe.

We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to maintain the safest possible working environment for staff while keeping things positive and cheerful for children. We know that our staff are the reason children have returned to school successfully and we look forward to welcoming on board someone who is equally passionate about making a difference to children whose lives have been disrupted beyond any of our expectations.

Application packs can be downloaded here
Applications must be made using the Millbrook Infant School application form which will be downloaded as part of the pack. Please email your completed application to bursar@millbrook-inf.northants-ecl.gov.uk 

This vacancy will remain open until we appoint the right candidate
Interviews will be arranged at a time and date to suit applicants and the school

Hours and salary information

The role is fixed term until August 2021, hours may be flexible for the right candidate up to a maximum of 29.6 per week, NJC salary scale D, points 3/4, FTE £18563 to £18933 (actual salary will be dependent on hours)

Visits and interviews - please call us on 01536 483714 if you would like to visit or find out more about the school. We will assess each request to visit individually, based on both your needs and our capacity to accommodate you safely. Once we have shortlisted applicants we will speak to each candidate and discuss interview methods on the same basis.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS clearance.

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