We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative Teaching Assistant with a 'can do' attitude who is passionate about making a difference, to join our friendly, committed, hardworking team.
Riverbridge is a three-form entry school which enjoys a diverse catchment, a vibrant community and a strong team spirit. We work collaboratively with other local Nurseries, Children’s Centres and Schools in different ways and are constantly on the look-out for opportunities to enhance our provision. The Teaching Assistant role is term time Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. or 12 noon - 3.20 p.m. We are proud to be part of The Lumen Learning Trust, a successful local multi-academy trust, made up of Saxon Primary School, Shepperton, The Echelford School, Ashford, Walton Oak, Walton-on-Thames, Darley Dene, Addlestone and Riverbridge Primary School. Professional development is central to our ethos and the successful candidate will gain from a wide range of in-house and external learning opportunities.
We are looking for the right candidate to join our team. In particular we require someone who has:
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- NVQ2/3 childcare qualification - desirable
- High level of personal and emotional resilience
- Lots of patience and the capacity to be flexible
- Ability and confidence to use initiative whilst respecting advice from professionals.
Closing date of applications: Monday 17th April 2023 Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 25th April 2023.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. You are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings which are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out*), as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended). You are also required to disclose any pending criminal proceedings against you or current police investigations, including those relating to other employment or matters outside work. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from taking up appointment; it will depend on the nature of the offence(s) and their relevance to the post you are applying for. However, should you not declare any of the above and this is subsequently revealed, for example through the DBS check, then this may place your employment in jeopardy. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and with due regard to the ROA and data protection legislation.
Lumen Learning Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To achieve this, we will ensure continuous improvement and development of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please note that under safer recruitment practices Lumen Learning Trust cannot accept CVs or letters in place of completed application forms.
We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.