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Trainee Teaching Assistant (Primary school Cardiff CF5)

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Job description

  • Would you describe yourself as patient, enthusiastic and hardworking?
  • Are you looking to start your career in the Education sector, more specifically in a Primary school?
  • Are you seeking a position as a Teaching Assistant to start ASAP with training provided?
  • Are you able to commute to the Ely area of Cardiff?
  • Can you start on short notice?

One our partner schools located on the West side of Cardiff are looking to give a Trainee Teaching Assistant the opportunity to further develop their skills, experience and knowledge of the education sector, by working in a multitasking position including general classroom assistant duties (side by side with the class teacher), literacy and numeracy intervention sessions (to boost the pupils' academic levels for those who are behind the national average for their year group), one-to-one support to pupils with learning difficulties and/or challenging behaviour, and Physical Education support for candidates with sporting backgrounds.

The Successful Candidate must :

  • Be available 5 days a week (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm, term time)
  • Have a strong academic background with a minimum of GCSEs and A Levels inc. Maths and/or English - A* to C grades. Graduates in the following are strongly recommended to apply : Education Studies, Child Development, English, Maths, Drama, Sports, Arts or Psychology.
  • Be punctual, reliable, consistent, motivated and hard working. You need to have a true interest in making a different to the pupil's development, and be looking for a long term opportunity.
  • Be confident enough to deliver lesson plans when required and teach instructional strategies to engage all learners
  • Be able to use positive reinforcement when supporting behaviour difficulties with the pupils

The School

Our partner school is located on the west side of Cardiff, meeting the needs of children of all abilities aged 3-11. All the staff work extremely well together to get the best from every child, irrelevant of their ability or background. Everyone who visits the school comments on the warm welcome and the friendly atmosphere that they find. The school motto is 'Make Yourself Proud', and it is at the heart of everything they do. The Senior Leadership Team, Teachers and Support Staff pride themselves in preparing the children for their future lives, to be successful and to feel proud of their achievements.

Children are taught :

  • To be kind and caring
  • To respect themselves, others and the environment
  • To always try their best in all that they do
  • To be polite and have good manners
  • To use Welsh
  • To smile and make themselves proud!

The school believes children need to be inspired in order to make good progress. Many exciting opportunities are constantly planned for the children, to engage and inspire them in their work.

Job Type : Permanent

Salary : £9 to £11 an hour

Location :

  • Cardiff - Ely (CF5)

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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