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To complement the professional work of teachers by supporting learning activities, in line with Castle Park School policies and guidance. This will involve supporting learning activities for individuals/groups and for whole classes.

Hours of work:

40 hours per week


£172 per week


Castle Park School, Kendal

Closing date:

30th September 2021

Vacancy Details

Castle Park is a Primary school (including a nursery) located just outside Kendal town, providing education for 3-11-year-old pupils. This successful academy has a strong commitment to high-quality learning, in and out of the classroom, and a determination to ensure that each individual pupil develops and achieves their full potential. There are currently 321 pupils on roll. It is a popular school with classes often oversubscribed.

Employer website: http://www.castleparkschool.or...

During the day, you will work together with the class team to support pupils with classroom activities. There will be opportunities to work alongside experienced teachers and teaching assistants to organise and lead learning activities to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and skills across the curriculum. Time will also be spent supporting children during lunchtimes and in our extended school (Breakfast School, Club and After School Club).

Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress and achieve their potential. You will support all areas of the curriculum, differentiated to meet the needs of the pupils within the classroom.

You will be required to assist with teacher administration tasks and also accompany teaching staff and pupils on educational visits and other out-of-school activities. You will act as a professional role model for pupils and be a positive influence on their behaviour at school. It is important that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all that you do.

All of the below will be carried out under the guidance of experienced school practitioners:

  • Develop good relationships with children
  • Learn the skills to be an effective Teaching Assistant
  • Model appropriate professional, positive behaviour with pupils
  • Be confident communicating with parents, carers, and external agencies
  • Work with small groups or individuals following the teacher’s planning/direction
  • Supervise small groups indoors and outdoors
  • Carry out observations and assessments of the children and feedback to the class teacher
  • Keep any information discussed in school confidential
  • Follow the school's Child Protection Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Support children at lunchtimes including encouraging good table manners and healthy eating Support learning and care provision in the Before and After School Clubs including preparing snacks, leading play activities (indoors and outdoors) and communicating with parents
  • To be a reliable and friendly member of the team
  • Help to create a stimulating environment for the children indoors and outdoors, for example, making displays
  • Have a professional attitude to all work and other members of staff
  • Be willing to support children with personal care e.g. toileting/dressing
  • Drive own development by actively participating in mentor sessions
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach showing initiative and resilience to complete tasks
  • Support teacher’s administration and supervision duties including photocopying, organising/making resources/playground duty
  • Help on school educational visits / outdoor activities and follow all risk assessments
  • Take part in school training and school continuous professional development as required
  • Complete all coursework as required

How to apply:

You can find more information & apply for this position on the National Apprenticeship website, which can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button.

Be sure to take your time when completing this application, ensure you consider all the required skills and responsibilities and what you can offer. If you would like any support in completing this application, you can access support from our Student Services Team:

t 01539 814700

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