Part Time Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/06/2020 23:59
£19,554 - £21,589 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Margaret's C E Primary School
Closing date:
1 Jun
Further Information

Part Time Teaching Assistant Required until December 2020 (Temporary Maternity Cover, Part Time)
(Point 7-12 (£19,554-£21,589 pro rata)

Required from September 2020 (or as soon as schools re-open)

26 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, Term Time only

We are looking to appoint a caring, creative and highly motivated Teaching Assistant who will contribute to raising standards of pupils’ achievement and to undertake a range of learning activities, under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher, SENCO and senior colleagues.

The successful applicant will predominantly work within EYFS.

The successful candidate will:
• Hold a Level 3 Teaching Assistant or equivalent qualification
• Have a good standard of GCSE qualifications Grade A-C, especially in English and Maths
• Have a good knowledge of phonics
• Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Demonstrate excellent behaviour management skills
• Work as a part of a team, learning with and from other colleagues
• Enjoy working independently and with initiative
• Be able to work effectively with children either individually and in small groups to enable them to achieve their best
• Be highly organised and have good time management skills
• Be flexible, proactive and resourceful
• Understand confidentiality and safeguarding procedures

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

This post is not open to job share.

Calculation of term time only pay

Standard term time only pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive
31 days annual leave.

For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 44.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Application packs can be downloaded from this webpage and should be returned to school by post or email (stmargarets@durhamlearning.net).

Closing date: 01/06/20
Interview date: TBA

St. Margaret’s Church of England Primary School
Crossgate Peth,
Durham City,

Telephone: (0191) 384 7331
Fax: (0191) 384 1852
Email: stmargarets@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.st-margarets.durham.sch.uk