‘Standing out from the crowd and feeling proud’
X2 – Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant
Temporary for 1 year initially
We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and passionate Learning Support Assistant to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious individual who thrives on exciting, new challenges and has the experience, drive and passion to enhance our teaching team.
Pathways Primary Academy is a 3 form entry Primary School with a diverse pupil population. We are committed to providing the best education for all our pupils, as we believe that every child can, and should excel academically and socially. We value the importance of working with the whole community and parents to ensure that Pathways is a place where children learn independently and successfully.
With an understanding of the EYFS and classroom roles and responsibilities, you should possess a sound knowledge of working with, or caring for, children, ideally combined with an awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection.
The successful candidate will be passionate about developing their own skills, narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils, committed to developing a growth mindset and willing to embrace our vision of all pupils.
The role will involve supporting a variety of children within the classroom environment.
The successful candidate will:
- Understand how children learn most effectively
- Be a team player with good interpersonal skills
- Be patient, caring, understanding, positive and supportive.
- Have high expectations of the children in their care both in terms of achievement and behaviour
- Have good Literacy, Numeracy and communication skills
- Have a good understanding of how to develop phonics
- Have good ICT skills
In return we can offer:
- The best children in Sheffield
- Opportunities to work alongside very supportive colleagues
- A commitment to your continuous professional development
Experience of working with children with SEN and disabilities is desirable and a commitment to inclusion is essential.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and we will require proof of identity and relevant qualifications prior to the appointment being made on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
The school is committed to ensuring a vigilant and safe school culture, with all staff and volunteers working within an agreed school code of conduct.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Sheffield.
Closing date: 1.00pm Monday 26th June 2017
To find out more about our school take a look at our website:
Potential applicants are recommended to visit the school by prior arrangement.
An application pack can be downloaded at
Please contact the school office on 0114 2310044 to arrange a visit.
Appointments made are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure.
Shortlisting: Tuesday 27th June 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 5th July
Pathways E-ACT Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.