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Year 1 Teaching Assistant

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Salary Type: Daily


Smile Education are working on behalf of a Birmingham Primary School to assist them in the recruitment of a Year 1 Teaching Assistant for October 2020. This four-form entry Primary situated in South Birmingham currently holds an opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to progress their career.

We are currently searching for a Year 1 Teaching Assistant, from October 2020. The successful applicant will be supporting pupils both on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. Gaps in the structure have been identified in EYFS and KS1. Opportunities exist for successful applicants to complete on site training and progress into a HLTA role.

This school is situated within proximity to Mosley, Balsall Heath, Moor Green, Sparkbrook, Springfield and Birmingham City Centre. Our client records above average attainment across EYFS and KS1 & KS2. Progress scores remain above the city and national averages.

Why this school?

This setting has strong links with their surrounding community including local nurseries & feeder secondary schools. Successful applicants can expect to receive training from specialists CPD workshops and in turn lead & take control of intervention groups.  

This is a very multi-cultural school who are proud to support learners from different backgrounds. The school promote high levels of respect which are an integral part of their ethos. The Headteacher although new to the role has successfully guided the school through an Ofsted inspection and made significant improvements to the school grounds. The Head is supported by a stable and experienced Senior Leadership Team. Oftsed have commented that pupils behaviour in school is good. Pupils have good manners and are courteous & polite.

For applicants seeking relocation, Birmingham has a world class cosmopolitan city environment, home to bars, restaurants, and boutiques. In the run up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the under construction HS2, the area is witnessing increased investments and rejuvenation.

What to expect from applicants?

Working with these young people means you can make a real and significant impact on their lives. You will be able to make a dynamic difference to their futures and that’s what being in schools is all is about- Ambition and a commitment to school community is key!

We would like applicants to have demonstrative experience in either Reception or Year 1 and competency in Letters & Sounds, Phonics, Phonics Screening and assessment in line with the EYFS. This is preferred but not essential.

To be successful in your application, you should have experience in one or more of the following:

• Hold a relevant UK teaching assistant qualification
               Bachelor of Education or a Level 3 qualification in a childcare related course
               GCSE English and Maths grade C or above

• Knowledge of the UK EYFS Curriculum
               Be able to provide reference of a minimum of 3 month in a UK based EYFS school setting

• Able and willing to travel to the Birmingham area

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.
  • Minimum Salary: £60
  • Maximum Salary : £70
  • Salary Type: Daily
  • Job Type: Temporary

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Birmingham, England, West Midlands, B1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15822470
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  23/09/2020, 02:54
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