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1-1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy (KS2)

Hours: 32.5 hours a week, Term time only.

Salary:  Spinal Point 13 (NLW)

Start Date: September 2018

Contract Type: Fixed Term- Dependent on funding received

Veritas Primary Academy is a two form entry school for children aged 4 to 11 years old that opened its doors in September 2015. We are a very friendly school where children are encouraged to become confident, caring and articulate and to use their abilities to the full. We aim to provide a calm and happy atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults.

We are part of the REAch2 Academy Trust family and foster close links with other schools throughout the Trust aiming to share resources, facilities and expertise to ensure the best teaching and learning possible.

We are seeking to appoint a new member of staff to join our dynamic team of committed Teaching Assistants to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable him/her to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them. We would like to hear from anyone who feels they can motivate, inspire and challenge an assigned pupil to achieve their very best and want to be a memorable chapter of a child’s learning story.

Potential candidates should have an NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant childcare qualification and ideally have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs.

Candidates should also:

  • Have a flexible approach to working
  • Have experience of working in Key Stage 2
  • Works well within a team
  • Displays initiative and ability to work independently
  • Is enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment
  • Have a calm and patient manner
  • Ability to adapt activities to engage an interest
  • Use praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
  • Liaising with the class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual Learning plans, contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
  • To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted

Application packs can be found below and should be submitted to  Lucy Henderson, Business Manager by email- lucy.henderson@veritasprimaryacademy.com or via post to Lucy Henderson, Veritas Primary Academy, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0FL

Application Form

Closing Date: Friday 6th July 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Veritas Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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30 Hours Free Childcare

Calling all working parents of 3 and 4 year olds!


30 hours of funded early education for 3 & 4 year olds

Working parents who meet the earnings criteria could be entitled to an additional 15 hours of early education, making up a total of up to 30 hours per week (over 38 weeks, or 1140 hours across the year).

Find out if you are eligible for the extra 15 hours of early education and apply online at the HMRC website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

or if you experience any difficulties with the website or applying:

contact HMRC helpline 0300 123 4097

Successful applicants for 30 hours will receive an eligibility code, once you have this, please take your code to your chosen childcare provider as quickly as possible and request for your child’s code to be validated.

‘Childcare Choices’ also offers a ‘Childcare Calculator’ where parents can check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and funded childcare or education for 2 to 4 year olds.

For any other queries and/or frequently asked questions about 30 hours please contact your childcare provider or visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/30hour

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E-safety tips!

This weeks tip- Online Games
When your children create a new username for an online game make sure that the username does not give away key information about their true identity.  Think about using a nickname or a name of a favourite TV character

Updates
Always update your computer, tablet or phone when an update becomes available.  Most updates contain security fixes that will help keep your device protected from cyber attacks.

Check your settings

Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites so that only friends and family can see your pages. Then speak to friends and family and encourage them to tighten their privacy settings too as they could affect you. Even if your account is locked as private, personal information you have shared with others could still be accessed through their pages.

Got a nickname?

Think about using a nickname instead of your real name if you’re signing up to a microblogging site like Twitter. Consider setting up a separate, personal email account to use with social media sites, rather than using your work, or even your main personal email. Remember, only connect to people you know.

Personal Information
Think about what personal information you give out online.  For example you could you use a nickname instead of your real name.

Passwords
Make sure your passwords use upper case and lower case letters and that they include a number.  Update them regularly and have different passwords for different accounts.

Parental Controls

See what parental controls are available for the different electronic devices that your children use.  Most devices allow you to limit content available on the device by clicking on one option under the devices main settings.

“Chat” with your kids
Develop an open dialogue so that you can talk with your children about the benefits and dangers of the Internet. Cultivate an interest in their online activities—their favourite Web sites, online games, and interests. And don’t be afraid to ask your children who they are talking to online and what they are talking about.