Job Opportunities

Safer Recruitment Statement:

The safe recruitment of staff in schools is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of the children in education. Eastcombe Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is
recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency cooperation
and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and
fulfilled in the roles they undertake.

Eastcombe Primary School recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce which includes
people from different backgrounds with different skills and abilities. The school is committed to
ensuring that the recruitment and selection of all who work within the school is conducted in a
manner that is systematic, efficient, effective and promotes equality of opportunity. The school
will uphold its obligations under law and national collective agreements to not discriminate
against applicants for employment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment,
marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual
orientation (ref: Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics) nor those with criminal records
although, to be clear, the school will not recruit individuals who have a disclosed conviction which
the school considers would place its pupils or staff at risk.

Please read our child protection policy for further information. Other relevant policies include:

Recruitment and Vetting Checks

Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

We currently have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant- see details below or on Gloucestershire Schools Vacancies.

Post Title Teaching Assistant (EYFS / KS1)
GradeGrade 4 (pts 7-10) £24,294-£25,545 to Grade 5 (pts 11-14) £25,979-£27,334 pa pro rata (depending on experience)
This post is suitable for newly qualified teachers
HoursPart Time (20 hours)
Closing Date:20/05/2024
Interview Date:June 2024
Start Date03/09/2024
Eastcombe Primary School are looking to appoint a caring, kind and experienced Teaching Assistant who is committed to supporting teaching and learning. We are looking for someone who is able to provide effective support to the children, enabling them to achieve their best and become confident and independent learners.

The successful applicant must:
– have a passion for developing a love of learning in children
– have high expectations of pupil achievements and behaviour and be committed to raising standards under the direction of the class teacher
– be a positive individual with initiative, drive, integrity and a cheerful disposition
– demonstrate our school values and motto

We can offer you
– a small village school with friendly staff, parents and children
– children who are well behaved and love learning
– a supportive team
– the opportunity to develop your skills further
Please telephone or email the school office for a job description and person specification / 01452 770227. Application forms may be downloaded from the Gloucestershire County Council website .

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


TA person specification Apr 24