Teaching Assistant, Tresco and Bryher, Isles of Scilly

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The Five Islands SchoolTresco and Bryher, Isles of Scilly

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Start date: 17th September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £11,516.00 per year
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

  Teaching Assistant

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and ambitious teaching assistant to support the learning of primary aged students who live on Tresco and Bryher. This post would be ideally suited to someone who is considering a teaching career in the future and would allow that person to develop their skills and knowledge in a secure, supportive and creative environment.  The successful applicant will work in a school at a key point in its development and be part of a vibrant and passionate learning community.

The Five Islands School is an all age, multi-site, Voluntary Controlled Church of England school serving the island communities of Bryher, St Agnes, St Martins, St Mary’s and Tresco. There are 276 students on roll across 4 school sites. 

At the Five Islands School we have high aspirations for our students and expect them to achieve great success. There is a happy, purposeful and hardworking ethos amongst both staff and students resulting in rapidly improving attainment and outstanding behaviour.

Tresco & Bryher Base will have 17 primary aged pupils in 2018-2019. Children attend Nursery on St Mary’s island and move to Carn Gwaval base from Year 7, boarding Monday to Friday at Mundesley Boarding House. KS2 pupils travel to Carn Gwaval once a week to join in with collaborative learning activities including PE and music, enabling them to work in larger groups with peers.

I very much look forward to reading your application and hope that I will meet you in the near future to discuss the part you could play in raising the school to “world class”.

Teaching Assistant – Tresco & Bryher Base

We have a vacancy for a full time teaching assistant to join the team at our Tresco & Bryher base. The start date for the role will be Monday 17th September 2018. The post is for 30 hours per week, 38 weeks term time, with paid holiday and bank holiday entitlement. The post holder will work under the supervision of the Base Leader and the Head of School.

Salary IOS pay scale 2 point 12-15, commencing at point 12.

Annual salary: £11,516.00

(£959.00 per month)


For an application pack contact Rebecca Littlejohn, HR Assistant on 01720 424872, or email rebeccalittlejohn@fiveislands.org. Details are also available from the website 5pfl.com- job vacancy section. For an informal chat please telephone Jo Yeates, Headteacher, 01720 424850, or Susanna Gates, Base Leader, 01720 424846. Completed applications to be addressed FAO Rebecca Littlejohn.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 3rd September 2018 4pm.

Interviews to take place the week commencing:  Monday 10th September 2018.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

We are committed to equality of opportunities and we actively encourage applications from all sectors of society.

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More about The Five Islands School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Carn Gwaval, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1720 424850