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Teaching Assistant

Salary £21,575 - £22,369
Location Barnstaple
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Salary: NJC Grade C: £21,575 - £22,369 FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked)

Working Pattern: This is a permanent position working 25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Orchard Vale Community School are seeking a Teaching Assistant for a permanent post to start this term.

You will need to be enthusiastic, patient, calm, flexible and able to work on your own initiative across the school as well as part of a team. You will join our professional and skilled team of Teachers and Teaching Assistants in this highly positive learning environment.

The school requires an individual who is:

  • Calm, nurturing and open minded and can improve the outcomes for children
  • Can make the curriculum both exciting and enticing whilst personalising it to the individual needs of the child to overcome the barriers to learning
  • Shows commitment, enthusiasm and empathy whilst maintaining consistent behaviour management strategies
  • Has the ability and initiative to work with independence and is flexible to work as part of the school staff team and the wider community of professionals

This is a permanent position working 25 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum.

If you are interested and would like to discuss the post further before the application closing date please contact the school by email addressed to either Fiona Pearce, Head Teacher or Emily Gulliford, Associate Headteacher.

To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 17th November 2023, interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 20th November 2023.

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.

Our school is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, Ventrus offers excellent career and development opportunities.

Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

At Orchard Vale we believe that education should be inspiring for all children whatever their age and encourage them to be confident individuals with a deep love of learning. We aim to deliver high quality education through our broad and balanced curriculum so our pupils are articulate, confident, and relish new challenges.

At Orchard Vale we have three core aims:

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