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Teaching Assistant


Chapel Street Primary School is a buzzing, vibrant environment to work in! Our school was inspected by Ofsted in September 2012 and we received a grading of "Good" under the new, stricter framework. We are delighted with the many positive comments which are included.

Currently we have 675 pupils on roll. In 2014/15 we have a Nursery class and 21 classes from Reception through to Y6. We have had a recent school expansion and building programme. As there are at least 3 teachers teaching in each year group, they are able to work on many tasks within year group teams and to plan together. Our teachers are very well supported by a talented team of teaching assistants.

Around 50% of our children are of Pakistani heritage, 20% are White British and the rest belong to a range of ethnic groups. More than 30 languages are spoken at home, with many of our pupils being multi-lingual; a large proportion of children who start in our Nursery are unable to speak English, and many children in KS2 are still in the early stages of learning English. This rich cultural diversity offers us lots of exciting opportunities for children and staff to learn from each other. Levels of social and economic need are high for a significant number of children. Chapel Street is extremely inclusive and holds Manchester's Silver Inclusion Standard Award. In December 2009 we received the National Gold Healthy Schools Award and, in 2010, the Silver Eco-School Award.

IMPORTANT - we are a school that is totally committed to the very effective safeguarding of our pupils. This means that only candidates who are totally suitable to work with children will be considered.


Only candidates who can demonstrate outstanding teaching assistant skills will be considered for this post. The successful candidate will also be very flexible and adaptable in their approach to their work and ready at all times to do whatever is required to meet the specific needs of both the school and individual children. Excellent team-working skills are also absolutely essential, as is the ability to work independently and a strong commitment to wanting the very best for each child. The Candidate must be prepared to work as a 1-1 or a classroom teaching assistant.

Our school has a strong tradition in providing a range of professional development experiences for our staff, to meet both individual and school priorities and aspirations. As we are a large and growing school, there are many in-house opportunities for professional growth and development.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the learning process and how to inspire a very high quality response from children.


Please include a separate letter of application with your form. This should be no longer than three A4 sides and should be typed [no smaller than font size 12].

No other supporting information or separate CV should be included.

In your letter please include:

* how you meet the job specification, giving specific examples
* a clear statement of your educational philosophy and the main principles which underpin your practice
* your personal and professional strengths and any areas of expertise
* a clear statement of how your previous experiences have prepared you for this post
* a clear explanation of any gaps in your professional career history


Closing Date: 12.30 Friday 18th September 2015

Potential candidates are warmly invited to visit our school on the following dates. Please phone our school to book a place on a tour:

  • Tuesday September 15th - 11.30 am or 2.30pm

Short-listing: Tuesday 22nd September 2015 (short-listed candidates will initially be contacted by phone)

Observations and Interviews: Friday 25th September 2015

IMPORTANT: please study all of the supporting information before applying. Thank you.

Working with One Education Recruitment means you will be working with a fully trained and experienced team of Education professionals whose sole focus has been to provide specialist services to our client schools.

Our recruitment offering brings together our HR & People, School Development, Careers, Attendance, Music, ICT, Outdoor Education, Finance and Governor Support services to add the greatest value to both schools and job-seekers.

Whilst benefiting from this support, registered candidates also gain from Equal Pay, Teachers' Pension Contributions and One Education training and development.

All posts at One Education Recruitment Service are subject to Enhanced Disclosure (DBS) procedures and references. One Education Ltd are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

To express your interest please click the 'apply' button, complete the form and upload your CV.

One Education Recruitment offers £150 for successful referrals of candidates. Visit our website for further details.

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