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General Teaching Assistant (Early Years)

Poppleton Ousebank Primary School

Details about this role

Job reference: pop_gtaeyfs_251121

Level/salary range: Grade C, Scale Points 02 – 04, £18,198 to £18,933 FTE

Hours of work: 17.25 Hours per week, Term Time Only

Contract type: Fixed term until 26 July 2022

Closing date for applicants: Midnight, 2 December 2021

Interviews: TBC

Start date: January 2022

What this role involves

Poppleton Ousebank Primary School is looking to appoint a General Teaching Assistant to join our fantastic team. This post is for 17.25 hours per week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and the successful applicant will support learning and development of groups of children, within the planning framework developed by the teachers. They will work collaboratively within the nursery team, complementing the work of teachers, and key workers. As this role is within an early years setting an enhanced DBS clearance is required. This role involves spoken communications so a confident use of English Language is also required.


About us

At Poppleton Ousebank, we begin caring for your child as soon as your family walks through the door. We believe that each step of your child’s education is as important as the one before.

With this in mind, we continue to provide inspiring and memorable learning experiences throughout their learning journey. We recognise that children learn in different ways, that they learn best when their emotions are engaged and that learning should be fun, creative and relevant.

Our curriculum provides a wealth of stimulating learning opportunities that are underpinned by key basic skills. Truly a winning formula and a clear pathway to future success.

Application form

Job reference: pop_gtaeyfs_251121
How to apply

Please complete the online application form below and this will be automatically submitted.

Alternatively, you can complete this application form (clicking the link will download a Microsoft Word file) and email it to Liz Cooper: E: l.cooper@pop.hlt.academy

About you - Step 1 of 12

IMPORTANT: Before you begin...

The following application form is split into 12 sections which should take around 30 minutes to complete. As there is currently no facility for applicants to save their progress, you may find it helpful to have the following standard interview information to hand, prior to filling out your application: education history, qualifications, employment history, references etc.

Although all sections are straightforward, Section 6 (Supporting Statement) requires applicants to describe how they meet the essential criteria of the person specification. Information, examples and evidence to illustrate how you feel you meet the essential criteria should also be included. As there is currently no facility for applicants to save their progress, you may find it useful to compose this statement separately (e.g. in Microsoft Word) before copying and pasting your text into the box in Section 6.

Other than the answers you provide throughout the following form, if you have additional information you would like to include in support of your application, please record it at the end of your Supporting Statement (Section 6).


Please note: a copy of your submitted application form will be emailed to you on completion.

If you have any questions about this application form, please email recruitment@hslt.academy clearly stating the job reference number.

Poppleton Ousebank Primary School – General Teaching Assistant (Early Years)

Job reference: pop_gtaeyfs_251121

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