Nurture Teaching Assistant - - Fixed Term for 1 year to 31st August 2023 in the first instance

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/07/2022 23:59
Band 6
Hours per week:
32.5 hpw - Job share will be considered
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Ward Jackson Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Jul
Further Information

The governors of this vibrant, nurturing and creative school are looking to appoint a well-motivated and skilled Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. The post will mainly involve working with children who have specific needs identified as part of their individual support plans. We are looking for a professional who can support learning in our nurture base (or sunshine room as we like to call it!), be part of a team alongside the class teachers in supporting learning across the school and be proactive in adapting learning to the needs of the individual child (in consultation with the nurture team, class teacher and SENDCo) and deliver intervention programmes to small groups.

You will be a professional who:
- has experience of working with children with ASD and/or ADHD
- provides a calm, nurturing and positive learning environment
- can support children to develop their social and communication skills
- has experience of a Thrive approach
- is able to recognise anxiety and emotional cues, and support children to be successful in managing these
- is self-motivated and well-organised
- can, in conjunction with the nurture team, class teacher and SENDCo, adapt learning to the identified needs of a child
- can support with the delivery of social intervention and nurture groups
- is an excellent communicator with children, parents/carers and colleagues

School can offer:
• Excellent opportunities for professional development
• Dedicated and enthusiastic staff
• ‘A school that has a calm and harmonious environment, where a smile is commonplace and where pupils are polite and courteous’ (Ofsted)
• A Christ centred, family orientated, caring and supportive ethos

Our vision to provide an outstanding place of teaching and learning is underpinned by the words of Isaiah:

“But those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings as eagles.”

Our vision for our children is that they will live life in all its fullness and that no matter what obstacles they may need to overcome, they will be able to soar on wings like eagles at Ward Jackson – in life and in learning.

Application packs can be requested using the email address sbm@wardjacksonschool.org.uk and forms should be returned for the attention of the Head Teacher. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, by prior arrangement.

Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure along with other relevant employment checks.

Closing Date and shortlisting: Friday 8th July 2022 at 9am
Interviews: Week beginning 11th July. Date and time TBC

Ward Jackson Church of England VA Primary School, Clark Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7LE
Tel: (01429) 293777, Fax: (01429) 293899
Headteacher: David Akers
email: sbm@wardjacksonschool.org.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.