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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?

  • Experience in KS1 (either year 1 or 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; the 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. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic attendance in school 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 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 

Hours and salary information

We have 2 vacancies at the moment - 1 will be permanent and the other will be a fixed term contract for one year - please indicate whether you are interested in either or both options when you apply.

29.6 hours per week - Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.10pm with 30 mins unpaid lunch break

38 weeks per year 

NJC Scale - D points 3 to 4

£18562 to £18933 FTE

Closing date - 5pm Wednesday 7th July

Interview date – week beginning Monday 12th July

Start date – Wednesday 1st September 2021

Visits and interviews - please call us on 01536 483714 if you would like to visit or find out more about the school. 

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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