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English graduate

An Ofsted graded ‘Good’ Primary school in Burnley are seeking to appoint a confident and approachable English graduate to support in their school. The successful English specialist will be fulfilling the role of a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) working and assisting within English classes in KS2. In the latest Ofsted grading, the school was graded ‘Good’ across the board, with English being an area for improvement. Guided reading, comprehension & linking English across subjects has been highlighted as the main areas to work on. Therefore governors & SLT has given the green light to present a fantastic opportunity for a graduate to work at this supportive primary school and gain valuable experience to support a teacher training application for example.

This role is ideal for an English graduate (or related subject area) who is considering undertaking a PGCE in the future or for graduates who want more experience within a school setting. The successful English graduate will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with teachers and support staff alike, collaborating and working with them to get the best out of all students being supported. If you are a graduate from any related background including Philosophy, Drama, English and Literature looking into an education-based career then apply now to be considered for this full time Teaching Assistant position. The start date will be from September and will be classed as a future teacher’s position. The school are looking to appoint on a full year’s supply contract, which would be an excellent opportunity to gain school experience and then progress onto a form of teaching training in September 2022.

Highlights of this English Graduate Teaching Assistant position:

  • Burnley primary school
  • Pay between GBP10.20 - GBP12.50 per hour, depending on previous experience
  • September 2021 start
  • 12-month contract
  • Ideal experience to support a PGCE application
  • Full time position available supporting within an English department
  • Supportive primary school easily accessible via public transportation links
  • Working hours: 8:30am – 3:15pm

The school being located in the Burnley town centre area is very easily accessible via public transport, if you don’t drive. The support team and entire senior leadership is highly supportive with the school regularly supporting graduates looking for a future role as a teacher. As the successful graduate, you will be working in a support capacity, working with pupils in a full class setting as well as on a 1:1 basis or in small group settings. This could be in the form of intervention or providing Literacy support to students who require it the most. This role will allow the successful graduate to gain the necessary experience to support a future PGCE application or allow them to be involved and gain understanding of the education sector.  

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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