2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,575.00 - £22,369.00 Annually (FTE) Grade C, Pt 5-7

[230915] Teaching Assistant job summary

High Street Primary, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint experienced Teaching Assistants to join the School in November 2023. 

Post: Teaching Assistant - Primary

Location: High Street Primary Academy, Plymouth PL1 3SJ

FTE Salary Range: Grade C, point 5-7, £21,575 rising to £22,369 per annum pro rata

Actual Annual Salary: £16,865 rising to £17,485 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, part time, term-time only (39 weeks)

Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

We are seeking to appoint 3 experienced Teaching Assistants to join our primary team based at High Street Primary Academy.  The role involves working under instruction and guidance of teaching staff to undertake support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils, including those with special needs and to assist the teacher in the planning of learning activities and management of the classroom.

About the successful candidate

You will need:

  • NVQ2 Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Understanding of foundation/national stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes and strategies
  • Numeracy and literacy skills to fulfil the duties of the role
  • Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals.
  • Keyboarding skills required to support the use of ICT in learning activities.

About the School

High Street Primary recently formed a federation with Millbay Academy and we currently have approximately 210 pupils on Roll plus a nursery.  In July 2023, OFSTED inspectors rated the school as ‘good’, praising the highly ambitious curriculum, the speed in which children gained the knowledge and skills they need, the support given to children to read confidently.  Inclusion is a strength within the school; all pupils including those with SEND, make good progress. Pupils behaviour is good and we use our bespoke manners curriculum to encourage a warm and friendly ethos.

Our vision is clear: every child matters, every day. Every child at High Street Academy is supported to achieve their full potential - we work tirelessly and collaboratively as a team to offer all children the opportunity to meet their aspirations beyond expectations.  Children enter school each morning excited to begin learning and pupils, staff and parents want High Street Primary to be the best that it can be.

Millbay Academy is an all-through school in Plymouth’s Coastal Quarter. This is a place where everyone is important and where every moment counts.Our values will underpin all that we do: we will provide a stimulating learning environment where children will feel safe, happy and consequently thrive.

Our vision is clear: challenging academic and personal goals will be set for every member of the Millbay Academy community, and we will provide the support and encouragement required to reach them. We will do whatever it takes.

At Millbay Academy we are passionate advocates of all-through education. Through this, we will be able to serve our community and families, ensuring an excellent educational experience with continuity and progression. All-through education offers many unique opportunities, including shared experiences, powerful role models and the in-depth knowledge of subject specialists. The Academy has a PAN of 1020.

About the Trust 

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.  We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation. 

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

So if you think this role may be for you and want to be part of our team please get in touch by emailing the recruitment team on recruitment@reachsouth.org or 01752 422955.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 1st October 2023

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Wednesday 11th October 2023

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. 

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting. 

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About High Street Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
115 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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