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Degree Qualified Teaching Assistant

Smile Education Recruitment
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28 Nov 2020

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Smile Education are working on behalf of a Birmingham Primary School to assist them in their recruitment drive for October 2020. This three-form entry Primary situated in Central Birmingham currently holds opportunities for Degree Qualified Teaching Assistant's looking to progress in their careers.

We are currently looking for a Degree Qualified Teaching Assistant, from October 2020. Year group allocation would depend on the applicant's placement history and specialism, the gaps identified in the structure are KS1 and KS2 therefore some flexibility is required. This is a full time role.

This school is situated within proximity to Great Barr, Perry Barr, Handsworth Wood, Aston, Nechells and both Sutton Coldfield Town Centre & Birmingham City Centre. Our client records above average attainment across EYFS and KS1 & KS2. Progress scores remain above the city and national averages.

Why this school?

This setting has strong links with their surrounding community including local nurseries & feeder secondary schools. Successful applicants can expect to receive training from specialists CPD workshops and in turn lead and take control of intervention groups.

The Headteacher has been in the role for over 5 years and has worked diligently with the Senior Leadership Team to raise achievement across the whole school. The Head is supported by a stable and experienced Senior Leadership Team which includes a Deputy Headteacher and four Assistant Headteachers. Staff promote high levels of respect which is filtered down to pupils who have a good understanding of other cultures. Ofsted have commented that behaviour of the students is exemplary and relationships between staff and students are consistently positive. SLT have carried out an extensive risk assessment and have a clear school development plan in place focussed on bridging gaps in learning and outcomes.

For applicants seeking relocation, Birmingham has a world class cosmopolitan city environment; home to bars, restaurants, and boutiques. In the run up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the under construction HS2, the area is witnessing increased investments and rejuvenation.

What to expect from applicants?

Working with these young people means you can make a real and significant impact on their lives. You will be able to make a dynamic difference to their futures and that's what being a teacher is all is about- Ambition and a commitment to school community is key!

We would like applicants to have demonstrative experience in supporting pupils across both KS1 and KS2. Experience in supporting pupils in Year 6 ahead of SATs exams is preferable but not essential.

To be successful in your application, you should have experience in one or more of the following:

- Hold a relevant UK HLTA Qualification

- Knowledge of the UK Primary curriculum

- Able and willing to travel to the Birmingham area

- Exceptionally dedicated to supporting pupils achieve the very best through an all-inclusive curriculum.

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications
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