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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit a fluent welsh Teaching Assistant to work in a Year 5 class consisting of 30 pupils in a Welsh Medium Primary School in Caerphilly. The role would include supporting the class teacher and providing interventions for pupils within Key Stage 2, predominantly in Year 5.

Year group: Year5

Pay: GBP10 per hour

Start date: 4th of January 2020

End date: TBC

Sector: Welsh Medium Primary

Area: Caerphilly

Key Information

Area - The school is situated in the Caerphilly local authority.

Number on roll - 195 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll. Pupils are taught in seven classes, which include four single-age classes and three mixed-age classes

FSM - On average 26% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 18%.

ALN - The school has identified 24% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. This is slightly higher than the national average.

Few pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes.

The ideal candidate is somebody who:

-          Has relevant experience in a childcare and/or classroom environment.

-          Strong behavioural management or experience working with challenging children.

-          Is able to be adaptable to various circumstances.

-          Positive, patient and energetic.

-          Has the passion to make a real difference.


To apply, please attach an updated CV to your application with a short message. To get you fully vetted and ready for work we will need a 6 year career history, recent references, a current DBS, and proof of right to work in the country (passport or birth certificate).

(It is a legal requirement to possess a CHILD ONLY DBS and to be registered with the Education Workforce Council prior to working in any Primary School in Wales. Teaching Personnel can help with obtaining these mandatory requirements prior to entering the school).

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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