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Teaching Assistant for English and Learning Resource Centre Assistant

Level 1A on the Teaching Assistant Job Family pay scale (£20, 441 full time equivalent)

Required for September 2023 (or sooner for a suitably experienced candidate)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a cleared Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for English and Learning Resource Centre Assistant to join the English department in September 2023.  The purpose of the role is to provide extra support to the English department staff and to assist in the supervision of the Learning Resource Centre.  You will work with students in the classroom and library lessons to encourage their learning, liaising with teachers and assisting with the teaching strategies, student progress and resourcing.  You will listen to students read and encourage reading for pleasure. You will assist in developing practical resources and worksheets for the department for use in out of school and in-class sessions.

The hours will be 9am to 3pm Monday and Friday and 9am to 4.15pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (28 hours and 45 minutes per week).

In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are a “vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.” “Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, who attend the school’s enhanced provision centre, make good progress because they are well supported.”

Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-8 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey.  We work together to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.

If you would like an information pack, please visit our website For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jennifer Timms, Learning Resource Centre Manager on 01733 703991.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 5th June 2023. (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post).

Please send completed applications to

Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date