Tower Hill Primary School – job Advert

Temporary Teaching Assistant Post

(temp to 31st August 2020)


Closing date: Friday 22nd March 2019

Shortlisting Monday 25th March 2019

Interview date: Friday 29th March 2019

We are currently looking for a temporary Teaching Assistant to work on a 1:1 basis with a pupil in our lovely school. We are looking to appoint someone who would love the opportunity to join our brilliant staff team.

The successful candidate will be joining an extremely friendly, well-motivated and enthusiastic staff determined to make our school officially outstanding as soon as possible.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who:

Has very high standards and expectations of themselves and others;

Is an excellent communicator and works extremely well collaboratively;

Is very well organised, positive and enthusiastic;

Can work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver positive outcomes for children;

Is committed to inclusion;

Is willing to get involved in the wider school community through offering extra-curricular activities;

Has excellent interpersonal skills

In return, we can offer you:

  • An very positive staff culture with extremely high expectations of work and behaviour;
  • Well-behaved, motivated and eager children;
  • A highly-motivated, friendly and able team;
  • A well-functioning leadership team who views professional development as a priority;
  • A friendly and well-motivated staff and supportive and inclusive community in which you can flourish;
  • The opportunity to continue your career working alongside fabulous teachers and teaching assistants.

Visits welcomed - please phone the school office 01993 702599 or e-mail if you would like to visit us.


Minimum requirement English and Maths GCSE grade C or equivalent


Tower Hill School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the

welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff are expected to share this

commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The River

Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of

backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.


Temporary Teaching Assistant

Job Description

(temporary to 31st August 2020)

9am – 3pm


Salary details: Grade 4; starting salary of £17,007 pro rata (£8.82 per hour) Term-time only temporary to August 2020.




To provide active teaching support in accordance with the provisions of the Education Acts, Health & Safety Policies, and the articles of government of the school and any related orders and regulations. The role will also expect the person to work closely with the school’s focus children, raise self-esteem for all children and to promote and uphold the Values of our school.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • To provide 1:1 support to a SEN pupil in all aspects of their work and to undertake such duties as their class teacher may direct (including the delivery of intervention support materials).
  • To carry out appropriate classroom management tasks in respect of resources and equipment to ensure the successful implementation of school activities.
  • To work as part of the school team in pursuant of its objectives.
  • To be aware of relevant school policies in carrying out day-to-day tasks and duties.
  • To undertake continuous professional development and undertake training appropriate to skills, experience and needs of the school.
  • To help promote equal opportunities within the school.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters relative to the school.
  • Provide cover in all classrooms as and when directed by the Senior Leadership Team (where appropriate).
  • Follow the school’s behaviour, safety and safeguarding policy whilst providing this wrap around care.
  • Attend training that enhances SEN support

Tower Hill School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the

welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority

is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The

successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure

and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will

also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (1 from current/latest

employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.



Person Specification: Teaching Assistant (Grade 4)

Please note: Tower Hill Primary School takes Safeguarding very seriously and any position is subject to interview, receipt of satisfactory references including most recent employment and a CRB check.





 Recent experience of working with children of primary school age (3 -11)

 Familiarity with the English school system

 Experience of successful work in a team

 Understanding of and commitment to the importance of play for learning



 Recent experience of working in a primary school setting with SEN pupils

 Evidence of making a significant contribution to a team

 Experience of planning, setting up and evaluating play activities, indoors and outside



 At least NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification for TAs

 Effective communication skills with children and adults

 Good numeracy and Literacy skills including GCSE English or equivalent

 Recent evidence of First Aid training

 Willingness to take part in essential training



 Training in child development and knowledge of relevant learning areas such as Literacy, Maths, Science or Special Needs

 Evidence of further Numeracy and Literacy qualifications and a commitment to developing experience and skills

 Evidence of a commitment to further professional development and training, such as HLTA


Knowledge and Skills

 Basic ICT skills

 An awareness of Health and Safety policy and practice, & the importance of Safe-guarding

 The capacity to work constructively as part of a team, or independently if necessary

 Understanding of roles and responsibilities

 Appreciation of diversity and a firm belief in genuine equality of opportunity for all

 Ability to relate well to colleagues, families and children

 Awareness of issues related to confidentiality, accountability and professional boundaries



 Experience of using ICT to support learning

 Evidence of basic training such as Health and Safety, Safeguarding etc.

 Experience of working in a range of teams

 Evidence of safeguarding training




Term Dates

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