Teaching Assistant/ Early Years Apprenticeship

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/07/2022 12:00
£4.81 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Red Rose Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
4 Jul
Further Information

Apprentice Teaching Assistant/Early Years Teaching Assistant
£4.81 per hour
Required from 5th September 2022
Temporary for 18 months

The governors of Red Rose Primary School are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Early Years and/or Teaching Assistant who can offer a wide range of support in EYFS/KS1 and KS2.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team aiming for excellence in all areas of school life.

The successful candidate will:

• Be enthusiastic, creative and show and eagerness to learn and develop
• Be caring and supportive
• Have high expectations for all children
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Be able to motivate and engage children in all aspects of school life
• Share the Red Rose Primary ethos and the values of our school community

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment and Selection policy, please note we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ 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
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; 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:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments
Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

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.

Red Rose Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

This post is not open to job share.

Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022 at 12 noon
Application forms must be returned to the Headteacher at the address / email found below.

Email: redrose@durhamlearning.net

Shortlisting: 7th July 2022
Applicants who have not heard from the school by the end of the working day on 7th July 2022 must assume that they have not been shortlisted.
Interview date: 11th July 2022

Red Rose Primary School
York Terrace
Chester le Street

Telephone: 0191 3886251
Email: redrose@durhamlearning.net
Website: http://www.redroseprimaryschool.com