Teaching Assistant (Primary)

The Duston SchoolNorthamptonshire

The Duston School is looking to appoint a Teachng Assistant in the Primary Phase to actively participate and work as part of the primary school team, providing education and care for children aged 4-11 years, their families and carers.

Implement plans/programmes by working with individuals and groups of children to ensure that children’s educational and personal needs are met, and the school’s curriculum is delivered effectively.

To be responsible for groups of children, including planning and maintaining the learning environment and record keeping. 

Do you want to work in a school…

That has undergone rapid cultural and transformational change?

That is the 27th most improved school nationally for its GCSE results and is in the top 5% of all schools nationally for its A Level results?

Where the teacher is valued as the expert?

That has a very clear and systematic approach to student care and behaviour, with a centralised approach and its own alternative provision?

That takes workload seriously? That has a clear workload charter, has a rational approach to marking. restricts email use at weekends and during holidays and does not see 1265 as a target to meet?

That believes in co-planning, retrieval practice, Direct Instruction and traditional approaches to teaching?

That values its staff and has a strong approach to CPD?

That is an Investors in People Gold School and an IQM Flagship School?

That is an all-through setting?

That prioritises a ‘Knowledge Rich’ curricular approach, valuing hugely the importance of the curriculum?

That offers subject teams a weekly meeting?

Where the senior team are on the ground and are highly supportive? 

Where, as the staff themselves have cited, ‘leadership inspires them’?

That has attracted a lot of positive national attention, where members of staff speak nationally and internationally?

That is the home of ResearchED Northampton?

Where the staff are fully behind our ambition for excellence?

That is values-driven, wanting the very best for the students?

That has a clear coaching culture to help drive improvement?

Where we take research seriously and have our own action research team?

Where people feel valued, and morale is high across the school?


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