Teaching Assistant

Employer: Over Hall Community School
Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
Location: Over Hall Community School
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 05/01/2024 at 12:00
Reference: P/23/262177

Over Hall Community School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to a team who are committed in ensuring the children have access to a wide range of high quality experiences. The role is supporting the Class Teacher in a Key Stage1/2 class initially on a temporary basis 32.5 hours per week, part time would be considered depending on experience.  The grade will be dependant on experience and knowledge.

We are looking for candidates who...

  • are professional & approachable
  • are inspirational
  • will work effectively within a hard working team
  • is able to work upon their own initiative
  • has experience of working within a school as a Teaching Assistant
  • will motivate and inspire others to achieve their best
  • has high expectations of attainment and attitudes towards learning
  • SEN experience

Over Hall will offer...

  • a supportive community
  • continued professional development

Over Hall is a smaller than average, one form entry single academy supporting the progress and development of children from Reception to Year Six. The team work closely with a wide range of professionals to ensure children have the best opportunities. Visits are strongly recommended to experience first-hand the strong and positive ethos through school.

Over Hall Community School is committed to keeping children safe. Applicants will be subject to a stringent vetting and induction process.

Recruitment Process

Shortlisting will be conducted using the essential and desired criteria as displayed in the table below.


Before you are invited to interview, the school will obtain references from your referees.  In order to prevent a delay please ensure that the reference section of the application form is accurate and completed in full. We also urge you to ensure your referees are aware you are applying for this post and have given their permission for you to share their details.

 Right to work in the UK

Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 2006 makes it a criminal offence for an employer to take on a new employee whose immigration status prevents him/her from taking up employment.  If you are invited to attend an interview you will be asked to produce original and up to date documentary evidence of your right to work in the UK.

 Data Protection

Any data about you will be held securely with access restricted to those involved in dealing with your application in the selection process.  By signing and submitting your application form you are giving consent to the processing of your data.

 Criminal Convictions

All education establishments in the UK are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  In practice this means that all applicants must inform on all spent and unspent convictions on their application form and when completing a Disclosure and Barring form.  Failure to provide this information may result in dismissal.  List 99 is also obtained on anymore who will be working or coming into contact with children; and must be received by the school before employment can commence.

Equality and diversity

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce such as ideas and talent.  We are committed to eradicating discrimination in the workplace; and becoming an employer of choice.

 Special requirements

If you require reasonable adjustments prior to your interview, these can be arranged by emailing admin@overhall.cheshire.sch.uk and where practical, we will support your request.

Visiting the school

We usually urge all candidates to visit the school, however, due to current restrictions we invite questions via email. Where this is not possible please indicate on your application

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed


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