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Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1US.

Support Assistant, Level 2

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time - term time plus specified days

N3: £18,065 - £18,426 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £13,368 - £13,635 per annum.

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School

Christon Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 285 2663


Headteacher: Mrs KE Massey.

32.5 hours per week (term time only)

8:30am-3:30pm (Monday to Friday), plus 3 training days

Fixed term for 1 year, from 7 September 2020 - 23 July 2021.

The Governors of Archbishop Runcie Church of England VA First School wish to appoint a Level 2 Support Assistant.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of our school team to further advance our rapidly improving school. It will be an opportunity to play a full part in the continued development of our vision for all our children to become confident, secure, caring individuals who flourish through our creative and engaging curriculum. A willingness to cover Breakfast Club from 7:45am, when needed, would be an advantage.

We are a welcoming Church of England school with happy, well behaved and highly motivated children. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. Parents are highly supportive of the school. This post is suitable for a very experienced Teaching Assistant with a good level of qualification.

The successful candidates will:

* have experience of teaching in KS1 or KS2

* be innovative, creative and imaginative

* have a passion for creating a purposeful learning environment

* have successful, recent experience of supporting teaching and assessing learning

* work positively with parents and families

* be willing to participate in all aspects of school life

* have high expectations of children's achievements and behaviour

* be flexible and work collaboratively and successfully as team members.

Application forms are available on the school website and returnable electronically to FAO Mrs K Massey by 12 noon on Friday 29 May 2020. No CVs please.

Longlisted candidates will be allocated a visit to the school, prior to interview, with some short tasks during the day at the beginning of June. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to undertake an observed task and a formal interview at a later date. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these dates and timescale are subject to change. If necessary, we will contact you directly.

Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this firm commitment. As such, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken alongside other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

29 May 2020

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