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Oswald Road Primary School Teaching Assistant - Level 4

This position is Temporary until 31 August 2020, Full Time, Term Time Only. Required to start as soon as possible.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Grade 5 £22,021-£24,799 pa pro rata
  • Contract: Full Time Temp/Fixed Term (until 31st August 2020)
  • Applications Close: 13 December 2019 12:00
  • Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Job details

The Governors of Oswald Road Primary School are looking to appoint a highly skilled, flexible, experienced, self-motivated and organised Teaching Assistant Level 4, to work as a Cover Supervisor to support our high standards of teaching and learning in the situation where a class teacher is not available.

The successful candidate will have high expectations and an understanding of raising achievement for all children. Excellent numeracy, literacy and IT skills to support lessons are essential.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are an excellent practitioner
  • High expectations of all children at all times
  • A commitment to working within a team
  • A positive attitude
  • A commitment to raising standards
  • An awareness of what an effective classroom looks like
  • An understanding of the different types of learners, including those that have English as an additional language

This is an exciting time to join Oswald Road, we have a clear vision for our future and a school community with a passion for learning and development.

Our most recent Ofsted report noted that, "The headteacher, together with her senior leadership team, has developed an ambitious culture for the school. The vision of leaders for their school shines out in all that they do. The headteacher greatly values the contribution made by her staff. She works hard to ensure that they are engaged, motivated and well supported to promote the future development of the school."

We can offer you:

  • A committed team of staff
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Children who are eager to learn
  • A skilled and supportive governing body
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • A welcoming, friendly environment
  • A school that is at the heart of the local community

Oswald Road is an innovative and forward thinking school that has a very supportive and dedicated staff team who work tirelessly to provide a stimulating, safe learning environment where the personalised provision for all learners enables them to meet their full potential.

"I am personally so grateful that my son is part of a wonderfully diverse and close school community where tolerance, understanding and love are promoted."- Year 4 Parent.

"I've always loved how our children and school community as a whole are always so accepting of children from different cultures and faiths, different family backgrounds and the differing needs of their friends in the classroom." Year 1 Teacher.

"We have so many different people from different countries, and that makes our school unique. In my class, for example, we have one person from Argentina, some from Pakistan and one person is from Wales." Child of Oswald Road.

"Oswald Road Primary School is a vibrant and nurturing environment in the heart of Chorlton in Manchester. I have genuinely never worked with a nicer team. The level of care they show for the children and to each other is just amazing. In 2016 Manchester was announced by the Economist as the best city to live in in the UK for the third year running. The city's core values of tolerance and unity are wonderfully mirrored in the closeness of our school community." Deborah Howard, Headteacher.

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

Email your application to: admin@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Post your application to the schools address

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

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Closing Date: 13 December 2019 12:00

Shortlisting: 13/12/2019

Interviews: 19/12/2019

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/2330-84S