Balshaw’s values its team of Teaching Assistants very highly and has maintained a large group of highly skilled TAs who are able to plan and deliver teaching to small groups and have a very proactive role in the development and care of our students who need that closer level of care or supervision.
The school is looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic individual to the position of Teaching Assistant. The role will be part time and will support teachers and students in any designated year group. The successful applicant will ensure that every child is able to gain the most from their education by supporting them with their additional needs in order to maximise their learning as required. We are looking for creative candidates who will make a big impact in the life and learning environment of our pupils. The successful applicant will have a keen interest in working with children and in supporting and developing their learning.
This is initially a 12 month term time only post which is 30 hours 50 minutes per week. The permanency of the role will be dependent on future funding and the medium term demands of the TA team. The working day will be typically a 8.15am start, finishing at 3.25pm with a 20 minute unpaid break and a 40 minute unpaid lunch. However, some flexibility will be needed to meet the needs of the school. Our teaching assistants can be called upon to provide cover at times.
As a member of our successful Teaching Assistant team you will have good interpersonal skills, be flexible and focused on the needs and well-being of the child. You will be a team player with a ‘can do’ approach to work and a good sense of humour.
The closing date is midnight on Friday 28th June.
Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.