Dunsville Primary School
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Teaching Assistant

Dunsville Primary School

Teaching Assistant - 

Based at Dunsville Primary School

Salary details: Grade 5, SCP 4 – 6 (£12,260 - £12,755 actual)

Job term: 27.5hrs, term time only

Start date: 1st September 2022

Closing date: 3pm on Friday 27th May 2022

Interviews: W/C Monday 6th June 2022

The governors of Dunsville Primary School wish to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic and effective teaching assistant to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly supportive and dedicated team of staff.

Dunsville Primary School serves the children in our local community and more recently children from outside the catchment area. We offer provision for children from the age of 3 to 11. Currently we have ten classes and a nursery which offers 15-hours provision or 30-hours provision dependent on parental choice. We run a Foundation Stage unit that allows free flow play between Reception and Nursery and an enriched learning environment for children to have first-hand experiences in. 

Our vision is to provide “Excellence and Enjoyment” for the children who come to our school. We do this through offering a curriculum for our children that is enriched and designed for them and makes real links to embed skills, knowledge and understanding.

We have high expectations of attainment but are equally passionate about offering care for all of our children as individuals. We care for one another and consider ourselves to all be learners together. We pride ourselves on working with families and offering them and the children pastoral support for a range of needs.

We promote a love of reading and invest extensively in providing children with books and reading materials that captivate their imaginations and interests. We teach children phonics using Essential Letters & Sounds and develop their understanding of texts using Reciprocal Reading. 

We teach Maths using the Maths Mastery approach and provide children with opportunities to discuss their Maths learning using subject specific vocabulary to enable them to take ownership of their learning.

We are delighted to be part of The Brighter Futures Partnership Trust as we feel that working in partnership with the other schools/college in the Trust benefits all of our staff and children. We work in collaboration in a range of subjects and on specific projects to enhance learning and professional development of staff. The children have opportunities to meet each other by participating in joint events also.

Overall at Dunsville, we are a team. Everyone is as important as each other in providing the very best we can for our children each and every day. Every day is different and every day we see children grow in confidence, understanding and skills. That’s what makes working at Dunsville so worthwhile.

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for working to make a difference for the children in our school. The successful candidate will offer the following:

  • Have a positive outlook;
  • Are reflective and eager to improve your own skills;
  • Have the experience of nurturing children to ensure they succeed;
  • Enjoy working as part of a committed and dedicated team; and
  • Enjoy the challenge of making a difference to pupils’ lives.

As a school, we will offer:

  • a warm, friendly and caring ethos;
  • the opportunity to work with a highly supportive and dedicated team of staff;
  • a high level of professional support and development;
  • an opportunity to innovate and take risks.

Applications should be returned by 3pm on Friday 27th May 2022 to the following postal or email address please: Dunsville Primary School, Broadway, Dunsville, Doncaster, DN7 4HX. email: vacancies@dunsville.doncaster.sch.uk

If you are not contacted by Monday 6th June 2022, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position on this occasion.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. As BFLPT we promote diversity and applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. The role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate. The role is also engaged in regulated activity and will therefore require a children’s barred list check.   Shortlisted Applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure.