Temporary Early Years 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 08/10/2021 12:00
£18,562 - £18,933 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Tow Law Millennium Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Oct
Further Information
Temporary Early Years Teaching Assistant
Grade 2 £ 18,562 - £18,933
Required from 1st November 2021 Until July 2022

The Governors of Tow Law Millennium Primary School are looking to appoint an experienced Temporary Teaching Assistant to commence on 1st November 2021 or soon thereafter.

The hours of work will be 37 hours per week, Term Time Only plus 2 weeks..

Description of duties:-

• Work in partnership with teachers and other professionals to provide effective support for learning activities tailoring support to the needs of the individual pupils if necessary.
• Contribute to the planning, preparation, maintenance and evaluation of learning activities and environment, identifying areas of improvement and new developments as necessary.
• Monitor, report and maintain records of pupils and their performance.
• Work with small groups of children and individuals within the classroom and/or externally to the main class as required.
• Maintain a high level of pastoral care to pupils within the class and throughout the school.
• Support pupils in a social and emotional well-being, reporting any problems to the class teacher
• Provide appropriate help throughout the day, including break and lunchtime monitoring and pre and post school activities as necessary.
• Contribute and participate in team meetings.
• Maintain and promote a positive image of the school to children, parents and visitors.
• Provide pastoral care and support to sick and injured children, taking appropriate action as necessary, ensuring that parents and school staff are fully informed of incidents and accidents.
• Maintain accident records as required.
• To attend any training courses relevant to the post, ensuring continuing, personal and professional development.
• Role requires working with a team.
• Ability to present oneself as a role model to pupils in speech, dress, behaviour and attitude.
• The Post holder may undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the post.
• The post holder has common duties and responsibilities in the areas of:-
Quality Assurance, Communication, Professional Practice, Health & Safety, General Management (where applicable), Financial Management (where applicable), Appraisal, Equality & Diversity, Confidentiality and Induction.

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.

This post is open to job share.

Closing date: Friday 8th October 2021 at 12 noon
Interview date: Wednesday 13th October 2021

Tow Law Millennium Primary School
Wear Street,
Tow Law,
Bishop Auckland,
Co Durham,
DL13 4LF

Tel: 01388 730283
Email: towlaw@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.towlaw.durham.sch.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.