Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Full time on NJC Grade C

Permanent Post to commence Autumn 2018 term

Cheriton Bishop Primary School, part of the Link Multi Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with Mealtime Assistant duty.

Cheriton Bishop is vibrant school with a warm and friendly family atmosphere. Situated just a short distance from Dartmoor, we make the most of our idyllic rural setting throughout the year. Our school offers an exciting and relevant curriculum which provides excellent opportunities and experiences and great foundations for life. Whilst we focus on the highest academic achievement, we always have the ‘whole’ child in mind. We have an excellent team of inspirational staff who help the children develop into positive and enthusiastic learners who love coming to school. We ‘work hard, and play hard!’ We recently achieved ‘Good’ in our OFSTED Dec 2017.

Required from September 2018 to join our successful and caring team, this post is to initially work across our Early years/KS1 classes, and involves providing general support for the learning of the class under the direction of the teacher. We are looking for someone with a strong, sensitive and caring approach to children’s needs, who can be flexible and is able to be an effective communicator and think creatively.

Ideally, you will:

- Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills;

- Be able to build positive relationships with children, staff and parents;

- Have high expectations of children’s behaviour and be able to maintain consistent boundaries;

- Be willing to work as part of a team;

- Be able to use your own initiative when required;

- Have experience in a similar role in a school;

You should have a good knowledge of phonics plus literacy and numeracy to GCSE A-C or equivalent. You would need to be flexible, as you will also be required to undertake the role of part time Meal Time Assistant.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please see the link below to download an application form. Completed forms should be returned to the school for the attention of the Head of School, Mrs Alex Waterman to admincheritonbishop@thelink.devon.sch.uk

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01647 24817 to arrange a convenient time.

Closing date:  4th May 2018 12noon

Interview date: Friday 11th May 2018