Teaching Assistant(s)

Salary: £18,562 - £19,312 per annum, Pro rata £13,467 per annum

Hours of Work: 8.15am – 3.15pm Mon – Fri; 15m morning break & 30m lunch break (Total 31.25 hrs per week)  - Term Time Only

Fixed Term Contract to 31st August 2022

Hours of work will be 8.15am – 3.15pm Mon – Fri; 15m morning break & 30m lunch break

Closing Date: 25th June 2021

Interview Date: 30th June 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a primary teaching assistant to be part of the schools journey and work in partnership with the new headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.

Highbury Primary School is an increasingly popular, well respected school.  It is a growing two-form entry primary school with a nursery offering an excellent start to education for children living in its community. The school’s motto of “Valued as Individuals, Inspired and Nurtured as Learners” encapsulates the inclusive ethos which permeates all of school life. Equally, pupils embrace the school’s values by referring to the ‘value heroes’ of Respect, Resilience, Confidence, Kindness, Inclusive and Aspiration. Located in Portsmouth, Highbury Primary School is a fully inclusive school which is extremely proud of its nurturing and resilient ethos. The School is a welcoming, happy and positive place to come and work. We believe that success at Highbury primary is built on strong relationships and teamwork. 

We want to appoint people who are passionate about Primary Education and who are dedicated to promoting our school values. The positions will be to support the class teachers in the classroom, initially for 1 year but could be made permanent if circumstances change within the school.

We are looking for new colleagues to join us, who are confident, reflective and enthusiastic team players.  The successful candidates will need to be competent and nurturing classroom practitioners who are able to support children´s academic, personal and social achievement. You will be enthusiastic and willing to contribute to the wider aspects of school life and be committed to working in partnership with parents/carers, governors and the local community to secure the best possible learning and teaching for all.

You will have a flexible, “can do” attitude and it will be obvious you take pride in your work.  The successful candidate will need to be able to use their own initiative. You will have previous experience within a primary school or similar setting. You will need a good knowledge and understanding of how to support learning for children and building effective relationships with children, staff and parents. You will assist with reading, writing and number tasks, and other activities to support learning outcomes.  With good interpersonal and communication skills, you will be organised, flexible and have the presence to inspire confidence and trust so as to develop and nurture independence. Previous experience with working with pupils with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties is desirable.

In return, you will be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, bringing you added benefits and opportunities. You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.

The interview will be held in school following the school’s and government’s Covid guidelines. Depending on the amount of applicants, the interview process could be over 2 days.

For further details including an application pack, please contact the Business Manager, Mrs Sam Tindall by email on: stindall@highbury-prim.portsmouth.sch.uk or to arrange a visit call the school on: 02392 375404.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.