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Vacancies

Please see below for the current vacancies.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Cramlington Village Primary School is looking for an experienced HLTA who can make a significant contribution to our EYFS team from January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are passionate about our achievements as a school and our last Ofsted inspection (September 2018) cited that ‘the staff team share the principal’s ambitions to ‘empower everyone to achieve’. Parents are delighted with the quality of education you provide and your staff feel the school has moved forwards very positively under your continuing
leadership.’

Our school offers:

  • Innovative term times with 2 week holidays every half term
  • Whole staff planning times from 2-4pm on Fridays alongside weekly PPA
  • Exceptional CPD opportunities as cited through the annual staff survey
  • A friendly supportive team who will value your contribution
  • Outstanding behaviour throughout school from enthusiastic and positive children
  • Supportive governors involved regularly in school activities
  • Highly supportive parents
  • A well-resourced school with cutting edge IT, eg: Prowise Smart screens, iPads and Chromebooks
  • Family style lunchtimes and free lunches to staff eating with the children
  • Innovative approaches to curriculum
  • Half termly learning expeditions
  • Engaged, enthusiastic and knowledgeable assistant teachers allocated to every class
  • Successful, well established routines and systems that embed strong outcomes for children
  • Well managed school finances

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience, passion and expertise in primary school teaching and in particular early years
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, resilience, dedication and is a team player
  • Has high expectations of children’s achievements and a proven record of excellent classroom practice
  • Has excellent understanding of how to use assessment information to plan and deliver learning that ensures all children make strong progress
  • CVPS is committed to safer recruitment and therefore all roles are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

For application pack please visit our website www.villageprimary.org

Closing date 5pm on Monday the 14th December 2020.

Interviews will take place on Weds 16th December 2020 from 9.30am for the full morning.

Please email the school on recruitment@villageprimary.org to request an opportunity to view the learning environment at a time after 2.45pm when the children leave.

Term time only post at £18,869.76.

Salary FTE £22713.60.

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Professional responsibilities

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will:

  • be supported to plan work for a small group in accordance with school curriculum policies and in cooperation with class teachers and assistant teachers to ensure that the children experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum.
  • work with the class teacher to ensure that key children receive high quality individualised planning on a daily basis
  • be supported to teach clearly structured lessons/sequences of work which interest and motivate children and in which:
    • pupils’ learning needs/abilities are taken in to account
    • learning objectives are clearly shared with pupils
    • interactive whole class / collaborative group work strategies are used
    • active and independent learning is promoted that enables pupils to think for themselves and to plan and manage their own learning
  • with support from the class teacher set challenging learning and teaching objectives for whole class, groups or individuals, relevant to and based on key worker knowledge of learners
  • support the teaching staff to give each child an opportunity to achieve to the maximum of his/her capability, in line with our mission statement of “Empowering everyone to achieve”, by ensuring a close match between the learning experience offered, and
    • learning needs and abilities
    • past and present attainment
    • expected standards for relevant age phase
    • range / content of work relevant to the age phase
  • use this information to inform future planning and teaching
  • make appropriate educational provision for children with S/AEN and those learning EAL, with support from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • contribute to and reinforce a clear framework for classroom discipline in line with school policy and strategies for recognising, encouraging and rewarding good behaviour, promoting self-management and independence and to safeguard health and safety
  • where possible, make sure that the majority of the children’s work is closely linked to first-hand practical experience
  • work with the class teacher to provide children with opportunities to manage their own learning and become independent learners, optimising the use of ICT on a daily basis
  • in conjunction with the teaching team establish a purposeful learning environment where pupils feel secure and confident; where diversity is valued; where there are opportunities to maximise teaching
  • foster each child’s self-image and esteem and establish relationships which are based on mutual respect
  • contribute to an attractive, stimulating and well-organised classroom, that will be effective as a ‘third teacher’ in stimulating children’s independent learning, arranging resources, equipment and materials to be available in such a way that they are properly cared for, easily accessible and will encourage the children to become more responsible for their own learning
  • with the support of the class teacher give immediate, constructive feedback which supports pupil learning, to enable pupil reflection and self evaluation leading to improved learning
  • in line with school policy and the support of the class teacher mark and assess pupils’ work, using a range of monitoring and assessment strategies, including oral and written reports and references, evaluating pupil progress toward the planned learning objectives, recording these assessments for pupils, their parents/carers and for school monitoring purposes
  • maintain assessment records for your key group and report on pupils’ progress to the class teacher and to parents and carers, in accordance with school policy
  • ensure that school’s aims and objectives in relation to the curriculum, equal opportunities and discipline are promoted in everyday classroom organisation and practice
  • promote good practice during school mealtimes, by supervising meals, eating alongside the children, role modeling and promoting mannerly behaviour while facilitating children to learn about foods and healthy eating

Partnership working

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will:

  • be initiate and promote excellent partnerships with parents that will encourage parents to actively participate in their children’s learning at home and at school, promoting the use of ICT systems
  • communicate and consult with both parents/carers and outside agencies as necessary about children’s progress and attainment
  • liaise with support staff both school based and from other external bodies as required
  • work closely with class teachers and provide them with the information they need to monitor and evaluate teaching and learning in the class
  • take responsibility for the management of students and placements in the classroom, ensuring they are appropriately deployed, fully informed and involved in planning and supporting learning in the absence of the class teacher
  • participate in relevant meetings/professional development opportunities that promote improvements to learning and teaching strategies
  • work as a team member and identify opportunities for working collaboratively with colleagues both in the school team and wider multi agency teams in sharing and developing effective joint working practices
  • cover for absent colleagues

Performance management

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will:

  • take part in regular performance management in line with the revised Performance Management Regulations
  • keep up-to-date with current educational thinking/best practice through self-directed reading, courses and in-service training identified by the school or as an outcome of performance management
  • with the support of the classroom teacher regularly reflect on the effectiveness of teaching and assessment procedures and their impact on pupil’s progress, attainment and well being, refining approaches when necessary
  • act upon feedback and advice and be open to coaching and mentoring
  • undertake any other reasonable and relevant duties in accordance with the changing needs of the school.

Subject coordination

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will:

  • work with the class teacher to promote the teaching of the agreed subject throughout the school, according to the requirements of the National Curriculum, schemes of work and any other new initiatives from the Department for Education
  • in conjunction with the Principal or other senior staff, be responsible for the implementation and management of the school’s policy for the agreed subject area
  • review the policy and adapt it as appropriate
  • monitor teaching and learning in the subject and analyse and evaluate findings
  • with the support of the class teacher write and implement an action plan to develop teaching and learning in the subject taking into account any school priorities and local or national developments
  • monitor standards and ensure achievement and attainment in the subject is appropriate with national benchmarks as a minimum
  • liaise with advisors and other agencies to keep up to date with developments, provide for good transition and ensure good practice in teaching and subject management

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will:

  • work towards having teaching skills that lead to learners achieving well relative to their prior attainment, making progress at least as good as, or better than, similar learners nationally
  • provide a role model for teaching and learning

Organisation

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will contribute to the school’s objectives by:

  • enacting Health and Safety requirements and initiatives as directed
  • ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation
  • at all times operating within the school’s Equal Opportunities framework
  • commitment and contribution to improving standards for pupils as appropriate
  • working within agreed school initiatives to promote improvement
  • contributing to the maintenance of a caring and stimulating environment for pupils
  • ensuring that child protection and safeguarding procedures are prioritised at all times
  • providing support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs, for example caring for sick, injured or distressed children

General

The Apprentice Assistant Teacher will take on specific tasks related to the day to day administration and organisation of the school as requested by the Principal or class teachers; take on any additional responsibilities that might from time to time be determined; and engage with appropriate training opportunities to promote professional effectiveness in this role.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities to the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified and all staff will be expected to undertake additional reasonable tasks as directed by the Principal.

  • Rate of pay: £4.15/hour
  • Closing date: Monday 14th December 2020 at 12pm
  • Interview start date: Tuesday 15th December 2020
  • Possible start date: 4th January 2021

Business Admin Apprentice

Responsibilities

  1. To contribute to a programme of systems in place for personnel and others who come in contact with school.
  2. To keep proper records throughout the office.
  3. To work within the framework of CVPS policies and procedures.
  4. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team ethos.
  5. Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  6. To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff briefing, staff meetings, parents evenings, summer fair, Christmas party, etc.
  7. To be flexible within working practices of school, being prepared to help where needed, including working with the school staff to care for the children.
  8. Work alongside the School Business Manager to ensure that the philosophy and ethos behind CVPS is fulfilled and Ofsted standards are met.
  9. To be constantly aware of the security and safety of the children.
  10. To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  11. To develop your role within the team especially with regard to supporting the senior leadership team.
  12. To be aware of the high profile of the school with the local and wider community and to uphold its standards at all times.

Specific Tasks

  • Photocopying and collating documents.
  • Maintaining records, filing systems and computer files.
  • Work with the Admin Team daily to maintain the purchase order database to ensure accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Managing stock levels of uniform, stationary, cleaning and office based supplies and reordering when necessary.
  • Inputting confidential information to the schools Management Information System and maintaining accurate daily records.
  • Accepting cash and cheque payments for lunches, milk, trips and uniforms. Keeping records of payments and issuing receipts.
  • Answering the telephone, taking accurate messages and working with the Admin team to follow up on enquiries and queries.
  • Opening non confidential post and distributing accordingly.
  • Checking the email account regularly throughout the day and responding to or forwarding emails as appropriate.
  • Undertaking any other tasks/duties as may be reasonably required.

Performance management

The Apprentice Administration Assistant will:

  • Take part in regular performance management in line with the school performance management systems.
  • Keep up-to-date with current educational thinking/best practice through self-directed reading, courses and in-service training identified by the school or as an outcome of performance management.
  • Act upon feedback and advice and be open to coaching and mentoring.
  • Take part fully in the corporate life of the school.
  • Undertake any other reasonable and relevant duties in accordance with the changing needs of the school.

Organisation

The Apprentice Administration Assistant will contribute to the school’s objectives by:

  • Enacting Health and Safety requirements and initiatives as directed.
  • Ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation.
  • At all times operating within the school’s Equal Opportunities framework.
  • Working within agreed school initiatives to promote improvement.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of a caring and stimulating environment for pupils.
  • Ensuring that child protection and safeguarding procedures are prioritised at all times.

General

The Apprentice Administration Assistant will take on specific tasks related to the day to day security and safety in school as requested by the Principal or School Business Manager; take on any additional responsibilities that might from time to time be determined; and engage with appropriate training opportunities to promote professional effectiveness in this role.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities to the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified and all staff will be expected to undertake additional reasonable tasks as directed by the Principal.

  • Rate of pay: £4.15/hour
  • Closing date: Monday 14th December 2020 at 12pm
  • Interview start date: Tuesday 15th December 2020
  • Possible start date: 4th January 2021