Teaching Assistant Apprentice x2

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 28/02/2022 23:59
£4.30 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Cassop Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Feb
Further Information

Teaching Assistant Apprentice x2
£4.30 per hour (pro rata)
Required for 25 April 2022
Fixed Term until 31 July 2024
37 hours per week / Term time only plus an additional 2 weeks

We are looking for a person with a passion and commitment to working with children to join our school as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice.

Training will fully prepare the successful candidates for a career supporting teaching and learning in a primary school. We are an outstanding school with a proven track record in developing all staff.

Successful candidates will work in both EYFS, KS1 and KS2 alongside experienced professionals with very high expectations. You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to the role and should make a positive contribution to the progress of our pupils.

You will need to demonstrate that you have good communication skills, confidence and that you are able to take the initiative. You will be a very caring person who gets along with others. We expect the successful candidates to be reliable, very hardworking and ready to commit to the life of the school. You will also need to complete tasks and assignments in a timely manner, so an ability to organise your time efficiently will be esssential. The successful applicant would be subject to a probabtionary period.

Applicants will need to consider that public transport to our school is limited.

The school 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 and satisfactory references.

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

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.

Closing date: Monday 28 February 2022
Interviews are scheduled to take place on the afternoon of Monday 14 March 2022

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

This post is not open to job share.

Application packs can be downloaded from the County Council Jobs web page; alternatively they can be obtained by emailing the school p2362.admin@durhamlearning.net and completed forms should be returned to the school via email or post.

Cassop Primary School

Tel: 0191 3770293
Email: p2362.admin@durhamlearning.net

Please note
This job is closed for applications.