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Post Title: Teaching Assistant

Hours per week: 30 hours

Contract: Temporary, (with the possibility of an extension to contract), term time only

Salary details: Grade 3 (£18,795 to £19,171) - pro-rata

Required from 20 April 2020 until 17 July 2020 (with the possibility of an extension to contract)

The Governing Body at Joseph Locke Primary School are seeking to appoint a well-motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant with experience of working in EYFS.

We are looking for someone who:-

  • Is able to form positive and caring relationships with the youngest members of our school population and their parents and carers
  • Recognises the importance of developing the language and communication skills of small children as the absolute foundation for building learning upon
  • Is able to effectively plan and resource structured play, indoors and outdoors
  • Has experience of developing early reading
  • Can confidently model for children and their parents and carers learning through play
  • Enjoys playing and working with the children in Foundation Stage in order to positively impact upon their learning and development as they become increasingly more confident and independent in their environment
  • Has good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Can support children with a wide range of special educational needs
  • Has the ability to work as part of a large team in Foundation Stage

In return, we can offer:-

  • Highly committed, enthusiastic professional staff with a commitment to ‘teamwork’
  • A happy and welcoming learning environment
  • Enthusiastic, welcoming children who are eager to learn

Applicants are required to hold the following qualifications:  GCSE Maths and English (A-C) or equivalent, or relevant qualification at NVQ Level 3.


Application packs are available to download from our website: or alternatively contact Julie Morris on 01226 729910 or email


Please return application forms to Julie Morris, at the school’s address or by email to


Closing Date: Friday 13 March 2020 3.30pm

Shortlisting: Monday 16 March 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 18 March 2020 (pm)


Please note you will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


School Meals Supervisory Assistant x 2 Posts

Grade 1, £9.00-£9.18 per hour
Hours: 7 ½ hours per week, term time only
Start/finish time: 12 noon - 1.30pm Monday to Friday

To start: 20 April 2020


We are looking for individuals with a positive, caring attitude and a strong team approach. You will be required to provide care for children during school lunch breaks. The successful candidates will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to children and adults. You will also possess good organisational skills and have excellent verbal skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring children eat their packed lunch or school dinner
  • Escorting children from dinner hall to playground
  • Supporting children in the classroom on indoor play days due to weather conditions
  • Liaising with teachers about behaviour or playtime incidents
  • Making sure all areas are safe for pupils to play
  • Cleaning dinner hall after lunch, cleaning tables, sweeping floor etc
  • Working both inside and outside the building
  • Organising games activities and encouraging children in constructive and
  • cooperative play
  • One to one supervision of children with special educational needs

Applicants must have experience of looking after or working with children between the ages of 3 and 11, be hardworking, reliable and trustworthy.

Application packs for the post are available from, and returnable to, Mrs Julie Morris at Joseph Locke Primary School, Shaw Street, Barnsley, S70 6JL or Please call  01226 729910 if you require any further details.

Application packs are also available by visiting our website

The closing date for this position is 3.15pm Friday 13th March 2020
Please note for this post you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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