EYFS/KS1 Class Teaching Assistant, Level 3 (2 posts)

EYFS/KS1 Class Teaching Assistant, Level 3 (2 posts)
Salary range:   N4, £24,294-£25,119 (pro-rata). Actual £20,860-£21,568 per annum.

Work pattern:  Full-time (37 hours per week) plus 5 training days, term time only up to April 2025 and may be extended

Required from 1st September 2024, earlier start dates may be available for the right candidate.

We are seeking to appoint two EYFS/KS1 classroom teaching assistants, qualified to NVQ Level 3 or the equivalent, to join our team. 

Hawthorn is an inclusive one-form entry primary school in the West End of Newcastle, with pupils from Reception to Year 6. We have beautiful grounds, including a Multi-Use Games Area, a wild wood, which we have developed as our Forest School, and an orchard. We are very proud of our Edible Playground space with planting beds for all classes and an outdoor performance area. Our school has been described as an “oasis” and we are very proud to work closely with our local community. We aim to make every child's school day exciting and rewarding so that they look forward to each new day as part of our Hawthorn family. Our dedicated staff work hard to give our children new experiences, prepare them for secondary school and give them a desire for learning that will last their whole life.

Our children are happy and enthusiastic about coming to school, with excellent behaviours and attitudes towards learning. We are seeking to recruit outstanding, enthusiastic and creative teaching assistants, to support children within our mainstream classrooms. We can offer you the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment working with a dedicated team of staff with opportunities to continue your own professional development.

Hawthorn Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment of the successful applicants will depend upon receipt of an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a range of other recruitment checks.

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise. 

Applications returned by email will not be considered. Please return all completed applications by post with sufficient postage paid, or deliver in person to the School Office. We would strongly encourage candidates to come on a pre-application visit to the school. Visits are available on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Please contact the school office on 0191 2734237 if you wish to book a visit.    

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at 4pm

Interviews will be held week beginning: Monday 29th April 2024