Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn

0161 223 3549


Saunton Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ

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September 2022


Position Title: Teaching Assistant Level 3
Salary: Grade 4 £20,444 to £22,129 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Temporary until 31 August 2023, Term Time Only
Hours: Full Time 35 hours per week
Work Pattern: Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00
School Address: Higher Openshaw Community School, Saunton Road, Higher Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ
DBS Check Required: Yes
Qualifications Required: Level 3 Diploma in Childcare in education (formerly known as NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing) or NVQ Level 4, Childcare in education, City and Guilds Advanced Certificate in Learning Support And GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent
Pre-employment Health Assessment Required: Yes
Closing Date/Time: 29 September 2022 at 23:59
Shortlisting Date: 03 October 2022
Interview Date: Week Commencing 10 October 2022
Start Date (Subject to pre employment checks): As Soon As Possible
Reference: 475840

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant Level 3 at Higher Openshaw Community School.

Under the guidance of a teacher the post holder will manage specialist support in a specific area of the curriculum and take a lead role in addressing the needs of pupils who require help to overcome barriers to learning

They will also deliver learning programmes and support individual pupils, small groups (and whole classes during the short term absence of teachers)

The successful candidate should have:

  • Experience of working with or caring for children of a relevant age
  • Experience of working with pupils with additional needs
  • Numeracy/literacy skills (at a level equivalent to GCSE Grade C)
  • NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Willingness and ability to undertake HLTA Level responsibilities (refer to HLTA standards)
  • Willingness to participate in training, performance management and self evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Training in the relevant learning strategies and /or in a particular curriculum or learning area, e.g. bilingual
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • An understanding of the role of the Teaching Assistant and other professionals working in the classroom
  • Ability to use relevant technology eg photocopier / ipad / interactive whiteboard
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning, particularly when providing intervention programmes
  • Full working knowledge and understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategic processes and barriers to learning
  • Understanding the principles of child development and learning processes
  • Ability to organise, motivate and lead a team (of TAs)
  • Knowledge of strategic processes and barriers to learning, including e.g behaviour management strategies
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Willingness to undertake first aid training as appropriate

Higher Openshaw Community School places children at the heart of all it does. We are dedicated to ensuring our children achieve their potentials and ensure our staff receive high quality Continuing Professional Development.


How to Apply
Email your application to: c.lyons@higher-openshaw.manchester.sch.uk

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. DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here

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.