Teaching Assistant

Loatlands Primary SchoolNorthamptonshire

Loatlands Primary School is situated in the town of Desborough. We currently have 411 children on roll across the school and nursery. 

Our children are well behaved and enthusiastic learners, they enjoy coming to school and there is a supportive and forward-thinking staff team. 

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to support children across the school for 5.75 hours per week.

The successful applicant will;

• share our passion for supporting children to achieve the very best that they can

• have a caring and nurturing nature 

• enjoy making a difference to children’s lives

• enjoy working as part of a team 

• have great communication skills

• be calm and patient and firm but fair

• be able to keep clear and accurate records.  

Being part of Pathfinder Schools offers a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself, as a Trust we actively encourage collaboration and the sharing of good practice; we believe that by developing a love of learning and having the highest expectations, all members of the Pathfinder Schools community can achieve and inspire greatness.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the School Headteacher Mrs Laura Buckley on 01536 506404 or head@loatlandsprimary.net

To apply please submit an application form and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post. Application forms can be downloaded from the Pathfinder Schools vacancies page https://pathfinderschools.org.uk/join-us/vacancies . Completed applications  should be sent to recruitment@pfschools.org.uk 

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Interviews may begin soon after receipt of applications for shortlisted candidates, therefore we recommend that you apply early. 

Pathfinder Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are mandatory for all posts within Pathfinder Schools.

Pathfinder Schools is passionate about its values of collaboration, humanity and independence, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our colleagues, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, ethnicity, age, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re committed to moving our Trust and the education sector forward.


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