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Teaching Personnel are working with a primary school situated in St Austell who have a position for 1:1 Teaching Assistant starting March 2021.  The position is for 8.45am - 3.15pm with a half an hour lunch break.  The contract is for 27.5 teaching assistant hours and 2.5 lunchtime hours. 

These are temporary positions until 31st August 2021 initially with a possibility of becoming permanent positions in the future.

High academic achievement is central to pupils' success in later life and the schools aim to provide those opportunities, as well as a wide range of sporting and creative opportunities to support the pupils in becoming citizens ready for the future. Their ultimate aim is a brilliant education for every child in our care, ensuring we develop all aspects of their potential, by providing them with a rich education, focusing upon academic and sporting achievement; fostering creativity and artistic flair; encouraging an inquisitive nature and meeting their needs, regardless of their starting point.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who will truly make a difference in children's lives. If you want a fulfilling job, with a variety of challenges, which you can meet head-on with a great sense of humour and a passion for working with children, then this is the job you have been looking for!

The successful candidate will be expected to:

- demonstrate patience and a passion for making a difference for children;

- have experience of working with children;

- work as part of a team within the classroom as well as on their own initiative.

- communicate effectively with children, parents and other professionals.

Knowledge or experience of the following would be advantageous:

- experience of working with additional needs and an understanding or experience of autism and/or social, emotional mental health needs;

- support of communication and social skills;

- support of social and emotional needs;

- provision of a sensory diet to enable self-regulation;

- the ability to respond to different learning styles and adapt learning accordingly;

- support of the teacher in carrying out assessments of children’s progress;

- support of the teacher in delivering the primary curriculum.

The school can offer excellent continuing professional development and the opportunity to work alongside staff from other schools within our Trust.

Interviews will be held w/c 22nd February 2021

The Trust is able to offer CPD opportunities, flexible working, access to many health and wellbeing benefits through the Trust staff absence policy. 

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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