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General Teaching Assistant

Permanent Contract 
27.5 GTA hours (Grade C SCP 2-4) plus 0.75 hours per day MSA duty (SCP 2). Monday to Friday 8:45am to 3:30pm term time only.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teaching assistant to enhance our Teaching and Learning Team. We are looking to welcome a colleague who can demonstrate both passion and commitment to making learning memorable whilst improving outcomes for our children. As part of the Federation of Holy Trinity Church of England Schools, the successful candidate will be welcomed into community of faith which places children at the heart. Our school is unique and flourishes within the city of Ripon; our ethos embodies ‘life in all its fullness’ and is core to the provision and nurture we offer our children and their families.   

This is a permanent post to work alongside Key Stage One teaching staff to provide learning support in one of our Key Stage One classes. This post will require the successful candidate to work across the age range with some 1-1 bespoke support. The post is 27.5 GTA hours (Monday to Friday 8.45am – 3.30pm) with a 30 minute lunch break plus 0.75 hours per day MSA duties. Both roles will be on scale SCP 2.  

We are looking to welcome a member of staff who thrives on making a difference to learning. You should hold a NVQ 2 for Teaching Assistants or be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience in supporting children with special educational needs, ideally in supporting children with autism. Candidates should be able to confidently discuss their experience in dealing with challenging behaviours, as well as supporting children in developing: 

  • Communication, language and interaction 

  • Social understanding and relationships 

  • Sensory processing 

  • Interests and routines 

  • Emotional understanding and self-awareness 

  • Learning and engagement 

  • Healthy living 

  • Independence and community participation. 

The successful candidate will be required to show evidence of;  

  • ability to use a range of creative teaching methods to engage Key Stage One learners in challenging learning 

  • a passion for extending learning beyond the classroom, including outdoor learning 

  • confident knowledge of spelling support strategies 

  • good understanding of the key stage two maths curriculum alongside personal mathematical fluency 

  • effective management of learning and positive behaviour strategies 

  • commitment to raising standards and accelerating progress of vulnerable learners 

  • effective team member 

  • commitment to actively promoting inclusion. 

We can offer; 

  • learners who can inspire and make learning exciting 

  • a supportive whole school team 

  • an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated staff team with high expectations 

  • CPD to support professional development. 

Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. The Federation of Holy Trinity Church of England Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of our city.  

All the relevant information for the post is enclosed in the information pack including: 

  • job description and person specification  

  • application form 

Candidates are welcome to visit the school. We are offering tours of the school with the opportunity to meet staff and pupils on Thursday 30th November 2023 at 11am or 2pm. Please email to book an appointment.  

Applications must be made using an LDLT application form in which you are required to provide a full description of all skills, knowledge and experience that you feel are relevant to the post for which you are applying. Please restrict any additional information you wish to supply to two sides of A4 paper.  

Click below to download an application pack. Please return your fully completed application form by email to by 9.00am on Monday 4th December 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 4pm on Tuesday 5th December. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th December 2023.