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Teaching Assistant (x6): Beckfoot Heaton Primary School - Kickstart Placement

Job Summary:
The placements will be classroom based, working alongside the class-teacher, other teaching assistants and support staff to support children’s learning and well-being.To complement, appreciate and support the role of teachers and other professionals by undertaking work/care/support programmes which enables access to learning as part of a teacher planned approach.To support the class teacher and other senior staff on a range of teaching and learning experiences which deliver an appropriately differentiated and suitably challenging curriculum for all pupils whilst meeting statutory requirements. Work within school policies and procedures under the direction and guidance of senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision. May from time to time be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility defined in this job description. 

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

  •    Ability to relate well to pupils and adults  
  •    Good communication skills
  •    Good numeracy/literacy skills
  •    Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  •    Awareness of child development
  •    Commitment to schools Equality policy
  •    Ability to remain calm under pressure
  •    Maintain confidentiality
  •    Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will may include working with pupils who have emotional/ behavioural/physical difficulties
  •    GCSE Maths / English C / 4 or higher (desirable)

Number of hours per week:
25 – 32.5 hrs

Working pattern and contracted hours:
Monday – Friday 8.15 – 3.15

Hourly rate of pay:

Details of employability support:
A thorough induction programme will be delivered at the start of the placement including – being a good employee, day to day aspects of the teaching assistant role, essential child protection, being a good team-member

The successful candidate will be mentored by the class teacher they work with and well supported to understand the requirements of the role and will also receive a “buddy”.

In addition to the support offered from their a dedicated SkillsHouse work coach. The work coaches, amongst other things, will be able to help the young people make a written  record of the skills they’ve learnt and duties they’ve held in order to be able to create and update a work ready CV. SkillsHouse is a partnership which incorporates external bodies across the city region including the colleges and University – the support offered and provided will depend on the individual needs for example we have access to Bradford College’s distance learning modules – 27 in total which include course that address topics such as employability skills and customer service skills etc

Beckfoot Heaton Primary School,
Haworth Road

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.