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Teaching Assistant - Thursday 4th February 2021

Teaching Assistant
32.5 hours per week, term time only + 5 CPD days
NJC Level 3a Point 5 - 7, actual salary £14,835 - £15,434 per annum
To start September 2021

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will share and embrace the school’s core vision of having high expectations for all children; teaching an exciting and challenging curriculum; making every moment count and enabling children to flourish within and beyond the school walls.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to work alongside our supportive Team. You will be working in small group interventions or with individual pupil support and will be based in a KS2 class, likely to be Y5. You will demonstrate high levels of motivation and have the ability to engage, lead and inspire teams to raise standards along with delivering effective outcomes for all children.

Great Ouse Primary Academy is situated in Bedford and we work closely with all of our local families. We continually strive to provide the best education for our pupils so they become resilient and independent with the key skills needed to become successful citizens of the 21st Century.

Positivity and a sense of humour are essential alongside expert knowledge of the Primary curriculum, resilience, creativity, commitment and professionalism.

In addition, Great Ouse Primary Academy is part of the very successful Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). This is a multi-academy trust made up of five excellent member academies, which has a commitment to excellence in education and puts student progress at the heart of all it does. SAF has an outstanding reputation and provides a strong support network and a variety of opportunities for staff in each of its academies.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic, resilient and motivational candidates who share a genuine passion for the post to apply.

Great Ouse Primary Academy is committed to the continuous professional development of all staff, working in collaboration and sharing best practice.

Closing date: Friday 12th March 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 16th March 2021

Click here to download the Job Description and Person Specification

Click here to download an Application Form and here to download the Equality and Diversity Form

Sharnbrook Academy Federation reserves the right to either extend or reduce the vacancy window to that advertised depending on volume of applications received. We would therefore recommend early return of completed application forms to avoid disappointment.

Applications from agencies and personal CV’s will not be accepted.

Please return your completed application form and equality form to the HR Department: 

SAF are committed to celebrating the diversity of our people and communities and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

Great Ouse Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.

Applications close Friday 12th March 2021

Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, learners who are focused and learners who are aspirational in their goals; learners well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

Paul Ives