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KS2 Teaching Assistant

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The Head Teacher and governing body of a reputable primary school situated in Darwen are seeking a dedicated KS2 teaching assistant to provide general class support and interventions across the Year 5 and Year 6 classes. The working hours for the role are 9:00-15:15, paid on a weekly basis. This school is easily accessible via the M65.

The Head Teacher has expressed that the ideal candidate will have experience supporting children across KS2. The school are not necessarily looking for a Y6 specialist; however they are looking for a practitioner who has experience working alongside children with SEMH and varying needs specifically across KS2. The school are looking for a teaching assistant with a positive attitude, a good sense of humour and who can adapt quickly to suit the needs of each child. The Head Teacher has expressed that no two days are the same at this school, therefore this is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking for a new and exciting opportunity and gain further experience in Upper KS2 - specifically Year 6. 

This is a reputable primary school serving a pleasant catchment area with idyllic surroundings. This school is committed to ensuring each child fulfils their full potential and all staff in school are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for their pupils. Their Christian values, which aim to encourage ambition and promote the celebration of achievements, are at the centre of all that they do. The children’s positive attitudes to school and their respect for each other are strengths highlighted by Ofsted. Senior Leaders in school are well respected by staff. This role has cropped up due to a resent resignation; therefore there is the potential to transition onto a contract depending on a successful probationary period. 

This Head Teacher is welcoming applications from professionals who fit the below criteria:

  • Level 2 qualified Teaching Assistant or higher
  • Recent experience supporting pupils across KS2 and providing interventions 
  • Excellent behaviour management
  • Can develop positive, professional relationships and is able to fit in well with other staff members.
  • Shares a passion for making a difference to the life of children

Appointment for the role will be based on a successful interview and trial in the classroom. 

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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