Ref 7892
£117.00 per week (will be paid all year round)
30 hours per week (term time only)

Bare Trees Primary School opened as a new school in January 2008 following the amalgamation of Bare Trees Infant and Junior schools and is a very successful school, judged by Ofsted to be outstanding. With 648 pupils in our school and nursery, we are a large, happy and very busy school.

Key Tasks: Support for Pupils

  • Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Supervise and support pupils to undertake agreed learning activities/programmes linked to local and national curriculum and learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS1, KS2 or early years
  • Adjusting activities according to pupil responses and needs, including for those with special educational needs
  • The role may include supporting and implementing pupils’ personal programme, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and welfare matters. The pupil may also need assistance to access different areas of the school. Following appropriate training and in line with school procedures, to administer basic first aid and/or medication as required
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Support the effective use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Support the implementation of Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Plans
  • Promote self-esteem and independence amongst pupils.
  • Provide feedback to pupils on their progress and achievement under the guidance of a teacher, in line with school policy

Key Tasks: Support for Teachers

  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school behaviour policies
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, promoting the School’s home/school liaison policy
  • Assist the teacher with the preparation of teaching and learning materials and resources
  • Provide detailed feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc. as requested
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested, and assist with the collation of pupil reports as requested by the teacher, which may involve data inputting
  • Maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/learning activity and assist pupils in their use
  • Administer and mark straightforward routine tests, e.g. spelling or mental arithmetic, and invigilate tests as required
  • Provide clerical support for teachers, e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money, checking deliveries and placing goods in stock and maintaining records of stock, administering coursework, production of work sheets for agreed activities

Key Tasks: Support for the School

  • To support others within the classroom and the School, contributing to the achievement of School objectives by working as part of a team
  • Assist with activities outside the classroom, working as part of a team to oversee pupils and support Activity Leaders, e.g. Breakfast Club or accompanying to swimming lessons
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher

Standard Duties:

  • To understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity, both when working with pupils and with colleagues, and to promote equal opportunities for all
  • To uphold and promote the values and the ethos of the school
  • To implement and uphold the policies, procedures and codes of practice of the School, including relating to customer care, finance, data protection, ICT, health & safety, anti-bullying and safeguarding/child protection
  • To take a pro-active approach to health and safety, working with others in the school to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and risks, and actively contribute to the security of the school, e.g. challenging a stranger on the premises
  • To participate and engage with workplace learning and development opportunities to continually improve own performance and that of the team/school
  • To attend and participate in relevant meetings as appropriate
  • To undertake any other additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post


  • Colleagues working within the School, Pupils, Parents/relatives/carers, Peripatetic services, Educational Psychologists and other education or health care professionals, Governors

Desired skills

  • Interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with pupils and colleagues
  • Communication skills to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers
  • To promote a positive ethos and good role model
  • Basic understanding of a child’s development and learning.
  • Understanding of the relevant policies/codes of practice/ and awareness of relevant legislation in the context of your role
  • General understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and an awareness of potential barriers children may have around learning

Personal qualities

  • Team-work skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • To continually improve own practice/knowledge through self evaluation and learning from others
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Presentable

Desired qualifications

  • Willingness to undertake training in relevant learning strategies
  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in both maths and English
  • Experience of working with learning resources and helping with their preparation to support learning programmes
  • Experience of effectively using ICT and other technology such as digital recorders and photocopiers and resolving straightforward problems in their operation

Future prospects

  • Full support to move into a more senior position once trained

Things to consider

  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required
  • To work flexibly as the workload demands
  • Occasional out of hours working to support school functions
  • Any candidate with a disability who meets the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview