Fixed Term, Part Time, Teaching Assistant

Irthington Village School, CARLISLE, Cumbria. CA6 4NJ

PCD5 £21,968 per annum, pro rata, term time

Required from 17th April 2023. This post is temporary until 19th July 2023 to cover Maternity Leave.

22.5 hours per week (3 days each week 8.30am - 4pm). Days to be agreed.

The Governors of Irthington Village School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join our dedicated, hard-working and highly effective staff team. The successful candidate will be mainly working in Key Stage 1 but with the ability to provide support to the class Teachers throughout the school when required and will:

  • Hold a relevant qualification (at least NVQ2 or equivalent).
  • Have recent experience of working with young children, preferably within mixed age range classes but this is not essential.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated and committed to supporting the class teacher in assisting our pupils achieve their full potential.
  • Be flexible and able to demonstrate the ability to work within a dedicated team.
  • Can help to create a stimulating and imaginative environment for pupils to inspire their learning.

Irthington Village School is a small rural primary school, located in the centre of Irthington, with a catchment area including the villages of Newtown and Laversdale. Pupils are aged from 3 - 11 years and are taught in three mixed aged classes. We are a friendly and welcoming school, where everyone is kind and caring. Staff are supportive of each other and have high expectations of pupils' behaviour and learning. A recent Ofsted Inspection (November 2022) judged the school to be good. The school has achieved Fairtrade status and has developed good links with the local community.

We can offer:

  • A warm and friendly working environment with supportive staff and governors.
  • Happy, hardworking, polite and well-behaved children who love to learn.
  • A commitment to offering all children access to a wider curriculum.
  • Small class groups.

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of the children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We consider safeguarding to be everyone's responsibility. References will be requested before applicants are invited for interview and positions will only be offered subject to the successful completion of an enhanced DBS Check.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged by prior appointment. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Download the application form below and return to the school, together with a covering letter outlining why you believe that you would be a suitable candidate for the post to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post. If you would like to arrange an appointment to visit the school please contact Mrs Lawson in the school office on 01228 212050.

Click here to download the application form for the position.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 3rd March 2023

Shortlisting: Monday 6th March 2023

Interviews: Week commencing 13th March 2023

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