Teaching Assistant - Hemyock Primary School Location: Cullompton Salary: £18,426 - £19,171 (FTE) NB: This will be pro rata'd to reflect hours and weeks worked. Closing Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Hemyock Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities. Hemyock Primary School was built in 1982. The school consists of one main school building housing the school office, the Head of Schools office, a library, a staff room, a large school hall and single aged classes from Reception-Year 6. The school grounds have a large playing field; a playground that comprises of a child maintained garden, growing different fruits and vegetables that they eat and sell and a pond. We believe in: Placing children first in all we do; to inspire, challenge and motivate. Creating life-long learning of the highest quality for everyone. Building strong and trusting relationships with parents, carers, children and members of the community. The school serves a vibrant local community. The school is fully inclusive to the children within this lovely community and has close links to the churches within Hemyock and surrounding area, the healthy living centre and the village members themselves. All of which are invited to join in with whole school events such as gardening days, Christmas and Easter house days and remembrance events. Hemyock Primary School requires for the Summer Term 2019 a Fixed Term Teaching Assistant working 7 hours per week at C Grade. Hemyock Primary School is a very special place to work, in a beautiful rural location, with easy access from the M5. Our popular school is situated in the beautiful Blackdown Hills surrounded by ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The school enjoys extensive grounds, providing a forest school area, sports grounds, a bird hide, pond and gardening patches. Our dedicated team of staff and governors work together to create a school where there is a real sense of community and where learners and staff can flourish. Our aims are straightforward. We strive to develop the intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs of each child through inspirational educational opportunities. We value the positive and sustained support of the parents and community to achieve this. We also have strong links through our multi-academy trust, Ventrus Ltd, and we enjoy being able to share expertise as well as offer school to school professional development. Please come and visit us and see for yourself! We are seeking teaching assistants that have: • Proven success in the support for learners of pupils between the age 2 - 11 • Excellent communication skills leading to effective relationships with pupils, parents and staff • A commitment to raising standards • A personal philosophy which supports the ethos and values of the school • The ability to support rich and creative learning experiences • A growth mind-set; with the ability to instil this within pupils too We can offer you: • Friendly and supportive governors, staff and parents • Motivated and enthusiastic pupils • Opportunities to develop your leadership skills within school and within our Multi Academy Trust • In school and Trust-wide support through CPD opportunities • Dedicated and committed colleagues • Commitment to a creative, broad and balanced curriculum Closing date for this position is Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 9am. Interview will take place on Friday 26th April 2019 Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.