Enhanced Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/11/2023 23:59
£22,369 - £24,496 pro rata
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Ropery Walk Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Nov
Further Information
Enhanced Teaching Assistant
Grade 5 £22,369 - £24,496 pro rata, pay award pending
Term Time, Temporary – Required from January 2024 until August 2024

The Governors are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and hardworking team, who can support children’s learning across all key stages including Early Years.
The temporary post will be reviewed 31st August 2024

The successful applicant must have:
• Excellent standards of Numeracy and Literacy
• Recent experience of working with SEN pupils to support their learning and progress
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of child development and an understanding of a range of Special Educational Needs.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
• Empathy, care, patience and understanding
• Team player qualities and a desire to be involved in all aspects of school life

Key responsibilities will include:
• Supporting pupils 1:1 or in small groups
• Support the class teacher
• Liaising with the class teacher and SENCO to understand and reinforce each child’s support plan
• Breaking learning down into small steps and developing strategies to help children remember and make progress
• Keeping records, making assessments and feeding back to teachers
• Motivating and encouraging pupils to be the best they can be
• Adapting resources to suit the needs of individuals
• Preparing activities
• To support pupils in using specialist equipment where needed
• Working within school policies and risk assessments

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

Application forms are available from this advert and completed applications should be returned to the school.

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2024
Interview date: Week commencing 4th December 2023

Ropery Walk Primary School
Ropery Walk, 

Tel: 0191 5813959
Email: roperywalk@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.roperywalk.durham.sch.uk/
Please note
This job is closed for applications.