To start 30/10/2023

Pay range point 

STA - PCD7 £24,496-£25,409 per annum pro rata over 39 weeks (term time plus 5 days INSET) 32.5 hours/week 1.0 FTE, plus 

Breakfast Club assistant PCD3 £20,812-£21,189 per annum, pro rata, term time (2 25 hours/week Monday-Wednesday)

After School Club assistant PCD3 £20,812-£21,189 per annum, pro rata, term time (4.5 hours/week)


Working Hours are as follows:

Day Breakfast Club STA (30 mins lunch) After School Club
Monday 08:00 – 08:45 08:45 – 15:30 15:30 – 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 – 08:45 08:45 – 15:30 15:30 – 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 – 08:45 08:45 – 15:30 15:30 – 16:30
Thursday   08:45 – 15:30 15:30 – 16:30
Friday   08:45 – 15:30 15:30 – 16:00

This is a fixed term contract initially due to fluctuating numbers and budgetary constraints from 30 October 2023 until 31 August 2024, so may be continued.

Due to staff career progression and pupil numbers, we are excited to have this opportunity to welcome a new member of staff to our team from October 2023. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated Senior Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive school. The successful candidate will support the learning of our children in Nursery – Year 2 within our Early Years and KS1 class, alongside an experienced EY/KS1 teacher and STA.  

This Senior Teaching Assistant position runs alongside and includes the roles of Breakfast Club assistant and After School Club assistant. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our thriving small school. Shankhill CE Primary School is a supportive and child-centred learning environment where everyone works well together to achieve our best for, and with, our children. We believe in and live out our school vision: 

Creative learning, personal achievement and happiness.

Enabling everyone to flourish and ‘to live life in all its fullness’.


Our children are exceptionally well behaved and extremely enthusiastic to learn. Our school has fabulous facilities, both indoors and out. Our location has good road links, with Carlisle, Longtown, Brampton and the M6 all within a short drive. We are closer than you might think!

Are you a STA who:

·         Is passionate about supporting children’s education and development;

·         Has a range of outstanding skills with a comprehensive understanding the National Curriculum and of how children learn in Key Stage One through to Key Stage Two;

·         Shows initiative and can create a stimulating, purposeful, caring and nurturing learning environment and experiences which challenge and inspire all ages;

·         Is able to organise, plan and lead activities with individuals, groups and the whole class;

·         Has their own skills and interests to enhance the life of the school; 

·         Has experience of supporting in a mixed age and ability class;

·         Supports the Christian ethos of the school;

·         Is well-organised, flexible and works well independently and as part of a team;

·         Is an inspirational role model who is fully involved in the life of the school?


We can offer:
• Children with impeccable behaviour;
• Enthusiastic, experienced and supportive staff who value each other and each child as individuals and 

    as part of our school family
• A clear drive for excellence
• Excellent resources and an attractive environment
• A commitment to your professional development. 


Visits to our school are encouraged and welcomed. Please email head@shankhill.cumbria.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time. You are also welcome to telephone our Headteacher, Lynnsey, to discuss the vacancy.  

Shankhill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for the post as are excellent professional references.

Download an application pack from https://www.shankhill.cumbria.sch.uk/about-us/vacancies/ and email completed applications to head@shankhill.cumbria.sch.uk

The closing date for this post is 1pm on Thursday 12th October 2023. 

Shortlisting on Thursday 12th October 2023.

Interviews will be held on 16th and 17th October 2023.



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