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Teaching Assistant - Part Time (20 hours per week)

Greenfields Primary School and NurseryNorthamptonshire

Greenfields Primary School & Nursery is now recruiting for a Teaching Assistant. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

Greenfields Primary School & Nursery are looking for an outstanding Teaching Assistant with sound knowledge and/or experience of the primary curriculum to add specific skills to our existing team, and are committed to ensure that all children achieve their best.

’We are a happy and friendly school with amazing children. Our vision is to be the best we can be in everything that we do. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking TA who will put the children at the heart at everything they do.

We can offer you a great team with a wide range of training opportunities including bespoke courses from the David Ross Education Trust.

About our Academy

Greenfields Primary School & Nursery joined the David Ross Education Trust in November 2013 and in January 2020 they received a glowing “Outstanding” from Ofsted. “Pupils are very proud of their school. They explain that ‘there are so many opportunities here!’ Pupils understand that what they learn will help them to aim for different jobs. All staff are committed to broadening pupils’ horizons and pupils absorb this sense of ambition.”

Through dedicated teaching, a broad and balanced curriculum and outstanding enrichment opportunities at Greenfields Primary School & Nursery we are committed to ensuring every child reaches their full academic and social potential. We make no excuses about being ambitious on our children’s behalf and this resulted in Greenfields achieving: 

Winner of Team of the Year - Annual Inspirational Awards for Teaching Excellence 2020

Winner of School of the Year - Northamptonshire Education Awards 2019

Ranked in the top 1% of primary schools within England and is

One of the top 5 schools in Northamptonshire for the progress made by pupils in reading, writing and mathematics.

Artsmark Gold Award, School Games Gold Award and Primary Science Quality Mark

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children and they will enjoy working within a year group team to support the class teachers in providing a high quality education for our children.

Applicants must be able:

To work under the specific supervision, instruction and guidance of the class teacher to support the teaching and learning activities in the classroom.

To provide general support to the class teacher in the organisation and management of pupils and the classroom.

To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.

To promote the inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Have excellent classroom practice

To get involved in whole school life

To be an active team player who shows initiative and works well as part of a team

To have a commitment to safeguard children in our care

 Salary & Benefits

NJC02-NJC03 : £18,198-£18,562 FTE (£8,601.64-£8,773.70 pro rata)

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

Fixed term until 31/08/2022 with possible extension

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

To complete our application form, please click on 'apply now'.  Please note that we are unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

Should you require any further information before submitting an application please email

Closing date for all applications is: Thursday 9th December 2021

Start date: 4th  January 2022 pending pre-employment checks

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