Enhanced Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/11/2023 09:00
£22,369 - £24,496 pro rata
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Shotton Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
21 Nov
Further Information
Enhanced Teaching Assistant
Grade 5 £22,369 - £24,496 pro rata, pay award pending
Required as soon as possible

Required as soon as possible, the Governors of Shotton Primary School seek to appoint a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic teaching assistant. 
Shotton Primary School is a happy, safe environment for all children and staff, where everyone is respected and valued.  
We treat each other with honesty, fairness and compassion, through effective communication and positive, trusting relationships, with all of our community. 
The successful candidate will become a member of our dedicated, hardworking and supportive staff, who put the needs of our children at the forefront of their practice.  
The successful candidate will have high expectations and demonstrate a caring attitude towards our children’s academic, social and personal development. We are looking for someone who can be a key part of a collaborative team, able to support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of our pupils, taking a lead when necessary. 
We are ideally looking for someone who: 
• Has experience of working in Early Years- the vacancy will initially be in Nursery. 
• Has experience in caring for children with special educational needs. 
• Is able to build positive relationships with parents and carers. 
• Demonstrates excellent behaviour management skills. 
• Is able to work as a part of a team, learning with and from other colleagues. 
• Enjoys working independently and with initiative.  
Is able to work effectively with children either individually and in small groups, to enable them to achieve their best. 
• Is highly organised and has good time management skills. 
• Is flexible, proactive and resourceful. 
• Demonstrates good English and Mathematics skills (GCSE Grade 9-4 (old grade A-C) or equivalent/higher. 
• Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written. 
• Understands confidentiality and safeguarding procedures. 
We welcome visits to our school from prospective applicants. 
Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. Application packs are available and returnable via email from shotton.primary@durhamlearning.net 

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 - 5.4 weeks (27 days) or 6.4 weeks (32 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 27 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 32 days annual leave.
For example:
Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 27 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47 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) + 32 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 48 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, if successful, you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.  

Applicants must hold a qualification that meets the approved ‘full and relevant’ criteria for Early Years qualifications and inclusion in staffing ratios.

Closing date: Tuesday 21st November 2023 at 9am
Shortlisting: Wednesday 22nd November 2023
Interview date: Thursday 30th November 2023

Shotton Primary School 
Grange Terrace, 
Shotton Colliery, 
County Durham 
DH6 2JP 

Tel: 0191 526 2006 
Email: shotton.primary@durhamlearning.net 
Website: http://www.shottonprimary.durham.sch.uk/ 
Please note
This job is closed for applications.