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Year 6 Teaching Assistant role (Cardiff CF5)

Job description

An opportunity has just opened up for a teaching assistant to join one of our partner Primary schools located in Ely on a long term and full time basis to work within their Year 6 class from September 2018. The school are looking for someone with a good academic background (minimum of GCSEs and A Levels inc. Maths and/or English - A* to C grades) and motivation to raise attainment.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working within a Primary school setting (or Key Stage 3) and/or experience tutoring English and Maths to students of all levels. You will ideally be in possession of an Education related qualification or a degree in Maths, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Psychology, Drama, History or Geography, though the school will consider applications from candidates without a higher education qualification. You must be energetic, enthusiastic, eager to learn, punctual and have a strong team ethic to work alongside other staff members at the school.

The Senior Leadership Team of the school pride themselves in their strong values to help each child reach their full potential before they leave the Primary stage to join Year 7. The ideal candidate will provide support to the teacher by helping out in a full classroom setting, along with supporting children on a small group or one-to-one basis at times.

This opportunity will suit a future teacher looking to start their teacher training in the upcoming months or years, or an experienced teaching assistant looking for a new challenge. You will be working Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm, term time only. The successful candidate will be contracted up until the end of the academic year with a strong chance of becoming permanent at the school.

Applicants must :

- Have the legal right to work in the UK
- Hold a Child Workforce Only DBS registered on the Update Service (or be willing to apply for one - full assistance provided)
- Be registered with the Education Workforce Council (compulsory requirement in Wales) - please note that if you are living in England, you can still register with the EWC which will give you the opportunity to work on both sides of the border
- Provide two professional or character references
- Be available to interview and/or trial asap
- Be available to start on short notice
- Be living in Cardiff and/or have plans to move to Cardiff in the near future and/or be willing to travel to Cardiff

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your up-to-date CV along with a short cover statement.

Please note - if the above role isn't quite right for you BUT you would still like to engage in a position within the education sector, please be advised that we are currently recruiting for several roles to start ASAP, throughout South East and South West Wales, within all year groups from Nursery to Year 6. You can forward you CV or contact us via telephone for further information.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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