Springfield Infant School and Nursery

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Springfield Infant School & Nursery is an Orwell Multi Academy Trust Academy and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


Required from September 2020

Teaching Assistants – 3 posts

Salary: Grade 2 

Contract type: 27.5 hours per week  

Contract term: Fixed term to 31st August 2021

Closing Date: Thursday 16th July – 3pm


We are looking for effective, flexible practitioners to join our friendly, hardworking and highly skilled teaching assistant team.


Working under the direction of the class teacher you will mainly be based in the classroom offering support with the children’s teaching and learning by spotting when to intervene with individuals and when to use your skills more generally to support the broad range of needs in the class.


You will have excellent verbal and written skills and be able to communicate effectively with children, staff and parents. Previous experience as a teaching assistant is desirable, although support and training can be offered. 


To join our team it is vital that you share our belief in every child’s unique potential, working alongside your colleagues to ensure that every child is given the knowledge, self-worth and learning behaviours to enable them to experience success at this most important stage of their educational journey.


We hope you will want to join us and warmly encourage you to contact our amazing school for an informal chat.

We may have vacancies for volunteers.  If you think this could be you please complete and return the application form attached and send it to the School Office.  Our volunteers help with reading, particularly in Reception Classes and school trips.  These can be regular weekly placements or as and when you are available.  There is also a Job Description for your information.

Volunteer Application Form & Job Description