About us

Fixed term until August 2019 ( may be extended for 1 year) 

It is our vision that:
•At Someries Juniors, we will work collectively to help children to develop into the best versions of themselves.
•Children will leave our school as responsible citizens who can make a positive difference to the world.

We are looking for a 1:1 and Healthcare Teaching Assistant to join the team in our small junior school to help us make this vision a reality for the children here.

About the job


Salary: £13,003 - £13,802 a year
Hours per week: 31.25, Term time

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible, skilled and motivated 1:1 and Healthcare Teaching Assistant, initially until August 2019 but contract may be extended for a further one year depending on pupil numbers. The successful candidate will be friendly, hard working and have a good sense of humour. Applicants should be able to use their own initiative, be innovative and work well as part of a team. The successful candidate will provide support for pupils with medical conditions to ensure they are supported in school so that they can play a full and active role and achieve their potential. The applicant will be responsible for safe administration of medicine and feeding programmes and will provide support as necessary for children who need assisted toileting and feeding. Applicants should preferably hold a relevant childcare qualification, although training may be given.

If you are patient, resilient, and organised with a passion for helping children succeed, you would be our ideal candidate.

About you


Applicants should:
•Be committed to continuing to raise the achievement and attainment of our children
•Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills
•Be enthusiastic, resourceful, caring and understanding
Preferably have some previous experience of working with children with special needs (although this is not a necessity)
•Be able to work on a 1:1 basis with children who have an EHP or work as a general class Teaching Assistant
•Support pupils with medical conditions and provide safe administration of feeding programmes (training will be provided)
•Be willing to undertake any necessary training including first aid
•Be able to work in a team sharing good practices and developing resources and materials
•Be willing to supervise children and breaks and lunchtimes in clubs or on the playground and field

We can offer you:
•enthusiastic pupils who love learning
•excellent training opportunities
•exciting and stimulating teaching environment
•an ethos of team working and mutual support
•supportive parents, carers and governors
•senior leaders that create a culture where all are valued and can thrive
•a school where achievement and progress is good and improving

Hours of work:  Monday to Friday - 31.25 hours per week (worked from 8:45am to 3:30pm). Hours will include a daily lunch duty. Term time only.

Closing date:  Tuesday 29th January 2019
Interviews: W/c 4th February 2019

Application process


APPLY ONLINE - Supporting Statement Questions are at the bottom of the JD & PS

Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed. To arrange this please contact Mrs Dawn Dudley, Someries Junior School, Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 8AH. Tel: 01582 738810. Email: someriesjuniors.admin@lbc.luton.sch.uk


Additional information


Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.