Job Opportunities

Graduate HLTA providing PPA cover – GR9005 – 1st January 2021, sooner if possible. This is a temporary position until 31st August 2021.• Scale F  22.5 hours a week ( term time plus 1)  • Wednesday – Friday preferred days  8.00-3.30pm approx

One of our HLTAs is moving on to a new exciting adventure and so we are looking for a graduate or an experienced HLTA who is an outstanding team player to join our fantastic school. Predominantly, you will be covering PPA across the whole school but may be asked to cover staff absence, supporting in class, taking small groups and working 1-1 when necessary.

The successful candidate will ensure that children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment. We have fantastic facilities (including a cookery room, a hall, separate dance studio and two libraries) and we are committed to delivering a creative curriculum. 

Many of our teaching assistants have used our school as a stepping stone into a career in teaching or speech and language or have been experienced teachers who have wanted to rekindle their love of teaching; this year five of our HLTA/TAs have moved into teaching/ teacher training. This post would be ideal experience for someone wanting to start their teacher training in Sept 2021; in the last three years we have supported three exceptional HLTAs through teacher training via our partner school in London. 

If you are interested please demonstrate the following essential qualities through your application form:• Excellent organisational skills• Ability to work as part of a team and on your own• Experience of working in a primary school • An understanding of child initiated learning• Excellent literacy skills (handwritten and using IT)• Experience of Norfolk Steps (desirable)• Confidence to lead whole classes • Speech and language experience (desirable)• Knowledge and understanding of working with additional needs including those who find it hard to moderate their behaviour• An understanding of outdoor learning (desirable)• A passion for reading and an instilling this in children

Please ensure you state your curriculum strength(s)/area(s) of interest in your application. 

Unfortunately we are unable to have visitors in school but do take a look at our school website. If you have not been requested for interview by 1stJanuary 2021 please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.We may interview suitable candidates ahead of the closing date so early applications are recommended. Interviews will be held using Google Meet or Zoom. 

Please download and complete a Support Staff application form from the Norfolk Schools website and email it to admin@queenshill.norfolk.sch.uk or post to the school address.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 11th December 2020

Teaching Assistant – until the end of this academic year only
Key Stage 2 –27.5 hours per week, term time plus one week Scale D
There is opportunity to potentially supplement these roles with breakfast club from
7.45am, MSA duties, homework club until 4pm and/or cleaning duties.
We are looking for a hard working and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our
fantastic school. You may be a graduate wanting to gain experience for a career in
teaching, an experienced teaching assistant or someone with limited experience who
is passionate to work in schools.
The successful candidate will ensure that our older children are cared for in a happy,
safe and stimulating environment.
If you have:
 Good organisational skills
 A high level of written and oral skills
 Confidence to deal with low-level disruption and more challenging behaviour
 Been trained in Norfolk Steps (desirable)
 Ability to work as part of a team and on your own
 Buckets of patience and a consistent approach
 High expectations of yourself and others
 An understanding of child initiated learning
 A “muck in” and “can do” approach
 A positive attitude and sense of humour
 A love of dogs (we have school dogs who work across the school) and
chocolate (always in the top drawer for those more difficult days)
….we would love to hear from you! Many of our teaching assistants have used our school as a stepping stone to starting
a career in teaching or speech therapy. Please download and complete a Support Staff application form from the website
and email it to admin@queenshill.norfolk.sch.uk . If you have not been requested for
interview by 18th December please assume you have not been successful on this
occasion.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children,
young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment
and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought, as well as proof of eligibility to work
in the UK.
“This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification)
2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a
declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.
Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 4 th December 2020 however we may interview
earlier than this so early applications are welcomed.