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Advanced Teaching Assistant

Wheatcroft Community Primary School

Advanced Teaching Assistant

Full time - Working hours: 8.20am to 3.15pm each day.  Staff meeting until 3.45pm on Mondays.

Permanent – ATA Band 5


Required from September 2022.


Wheatcroft Primary School is a thriving school with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and ethos.  Our motto of ‘Learn and Care’ pervades both the working and learning environment.

At our last inspection in 2018 Ofsted reported that ‘The school has continued to grow from strength to strength since the last inspection.  Staff morale is high.  Staff are treated with respect and provided with high-quality training.  The governing body ensures that pupils flourish at Wheatcroft.’


Can you bring the essential skills and qualities of an Early Years specialist Teaching Assistant to our Early Years Team to enable our children to have the best start to their education at Wheatcroft?


Our Opportunity


We are seeking to appoint an Advanced Teaching Assistant to support in our Early Years Foundation Stage class.  It is essential that applicants have an excellent working knowledge of the Early Years curriculum and practices.  The successful applicant will enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.  The post will include working with groups of children in the outside area or in the classroom.


The role will require the following:

  • experience of working in an Early Years setting, either Primary school or Nursery
  • a clear understanding of appropriate professional relationships and protocols, when working with pupils and parents
  • an ability to work as a team, alongside the Class Teacher and other Teaching Assistants

We can offer you:

  • A warm, happy school where we value our Community ethos and have a philosophy of treating each other with kindness and respect
  • A school with unique and inspiring learning environments
  • An opportunity to work with an experienced and dedicated team of staff and governors

Join our school and make a real difference to our children and your career in an area that offers so much!  To arrange a chat please contact Garry on the details below.

We strongly recommend that you visit us so that we can share with you why we are so proud of our school, and you will get a chance to see what we have to offer.  Visit dates are available on request and by contacting Garry.


The date of commencement for this post will be in September 2022.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.


If you would like to discuss any of the above before making an application please contact the Headteacher on 01723 375704.


For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a visit or for an Application Form please contact Garry Morrison at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at or call 07814935700


Deadline for Receipt of Applications: 9am on Monday 30 May 2022              


Please do not click apply on the NYCC jobs advert – this advert is for viewing only.

Our school is committed to safeguarding children; this post will require an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.  Your motivation and suitability to work with children will be assessed at interview.


Interviews will be held during week commencing Monday 6 June 2022.


We regret we are unable to acknowledge applications but all candidates are kindly thanked for their interest.


Application form.doc

Job Description.docx

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