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Join the Nexus team as a Teaching Assistant - Crags Community School

Position: 2 X Teaching Assistant to work in EYFS or KS1 and KS2

Salary: £19650 pro rata

Location: Crags Community School

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 29th September 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 4th October 2023

Crags Community School is a large primary school in Maltby, a town on the outskirts of Rotherham and is part of Nexus Multi Academy Trust. We are a very happy, safe and friendly school with a real ‘family’ feel. We are also extremely proud of our children and their success. We have a highly inclusive ethos and believe that, by always doing our best, every child can achieve to be the best that they can be.

At Crags Community School we believe that in order to nurture our ‘Team Crags’ ethos there are five main elements;

Community, Relationships, Aspirations, Growth, Success  

Our staff are highly skilled and committed professionals, who work in partnership with home, to ensure children's experiences in school are productive and enjoyable. We aim to help children grow as independent individuals and thrive as part of a team, academically, socially and emotionally. We passionately believe in providing a curriculum that is inspiring and engaging. Our aim is for pupils to gain the requisite knowledge and skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. Our curriculum considers the development of the whole child and we strive to enable our children to achieve their full potential through opportunities to learn and develop in a school environment that is positive and safe, where all individuals are treated equally. We all have a shared responsibility to promote the highest of expectations and want all stakeholders to contribute and be heard. 

We foster positive relationships and a can do attitude amongst the school community by offering an environment of support, where individuals feel listened to, making time for sharing and understanding from others’ point of view and being adventurous in our approach. 

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for everyone we work with. We are a forward thinking and innovative Trust with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice ensuring that leaners and their families are always at the centre of what we do.

The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision is what we aspire to and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus, which is included in the recruitment pack for this advert.

Our Opportunity 

We are excited to be seeking two dynamic and committed teaching assistants to join our highly motivated team of dedicated professionals. The posts are permanent and will commence as soon as possible. The successful candidates will work 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus 5 Inset days.

We are seeking to employ someone who:

What you can expect

Further information

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Mrs J Lowe on 01709 812729

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Application forms are available to download at:




and should be returned to crags@nexusmat.org 


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Career salary

£19,698 pro rata (£21,575 FTE)

Working hours

32.50 hours a week

Career location

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

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