Job Description

Required October 2023

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant, to join our vibrant and enthusiastic team at Channing Junior School. The ideal candidate should ideally have a NVQ3 qualification in Childcare and Education.

Main Areas of Responsibility will include:

  • Working under the direction of the teacher to promote the intellectual, social and emotional development of the children in accordance with the aims of the school
  • Ensuring safety and welfare of pupils
  • Assisting the teaching team in ensuring that pupils behave and conduct themselves properly, both within and outside the classrooms in line with our behaviour policy
  • Listening to readers, maintaining reading records, changing books
  • Supporting the teaching of lessons across the curriculum
  • Working with small groups to help with reinforcement, practical activities, extension work, etc.

Working hours 

  • Term time only plus INSET days before/after term dates
  • Standard working hours 8.00am – 4.00pm
  • In addition every Teaching Assistant will be expected to work
  • 1 day a week, 8.00am – 4.30pm (to attend briefing section of Staff Meeting)
  • 1 day a week, 8.00am – 6pm (to support wrap around care – Late Owls- provision)
  • 1 day a week, 7.30am – 4.00pm (to support wrap around care – Early Birds- provision)

Salary will be in the region of £28-29,500 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications

Deadline for applications: 3 October 2023

Interviews 10 October 2023

Channing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To assist in this, the school follows a formal recruitment procedure for the employment of all staff which adheres to the recommendations of the Department for Education (DfE) in “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education” and the school’s Child Protection Policy. In line with our Recruitment Policy, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches including social media. A copy of this procedure is available on request.

Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of a protected characteristic. Ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.