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Vacancy - TA - Year 1 Full Time (Term Time Only)



Salary:  NJC 10

Advertised: 8th June 2020

Closing date: 22nd June 2020 - Midday

Interviews: Wednesday 24th June 2020

Start date: September 2020

Contract / Hours: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week, Monday - Friday,  Term time only. 

We are recruiting  an experienced, passionate and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work with primary aged children some of whom have learning difficulties and all of whom have gifts, talents and enthusiasm for learning. If you are looking for an adventure and opportunity then we would like to hear from you.

New Generation Schools Trust, working with the local community in the centre of Southampton, opened Hope Community School in September 2017 to meet the increasing demand for places in the local area. Through a Christian ethos and strategically planned personalised curriculum delivered in partnership with other outstanding education partners, the school  provides an excellent education experience for children and families. With our child-centred, family-focused and community-oriented approach to education we will enable our pupils to achieve fantastic things.

We are looking for a well educated, flexible and confident team player who has experience of working with children in a school. The job involves supporting children’s learning, assisting class teachers, and helping to make and maintain a positive, organised, efficient learning environment. You will be part of a team working collaboratively to develop outstanding practice.  If you feel you are ready for this challenge we would be delighted to welcome you to our dynamic team.

We can offer you a very friendly and supportive working environment in our community focused school. 

We will appoint someone who:
- has excellent all round communication skills 

- has experience of working in a classroom in a school or educational setting

- is educated to at least A level or IB standard and preferably is a graduate
- can read and write fluently, has very good spelling and is confident in maths (at least GCSE or equivalent)
- can demonstrate self confidence, common sense and maturity
- is flexible and practical
- understands how children learn

- use ICT confidently

- bring an additional skill to our schools ( eg gardener, cook, artist, an ICT whiz, dancer, photographer, musician…)

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday 22nd June 2020 - 

Please send completed Application & Equal opportunities forms to our Finance Manager: Naomi Pakes-Geddes -

Interviews will be held: Wednesday 24th June 2020 -

For further information about the school please visit the school website:

If you would like more information about the school, please call our school office on 02380 385 122 

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to the interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to receipt of appropriate references, medical and DBS checks. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subjective to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.