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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 29.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 4 (SCP19-22)- PPA cover- 7.25 hours, Grade 2 (SCP5-6)- 22 hours.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teaching Assistant at our school, Somers Park, part of the Mercian Educational Trust (MET).

Are you passionate about making a difference and helping to improve the learning opportunities for our children? Are you personable and good-humoured? Can you build excellent relationships with pupils, parents and colleagues?

We are looking to appoint a permanent teaching assistant to join our staff; someone who is able to support the learning and development of the pupils across our school alongside 1 day a week PPA cover of classes. It is expected the post will initially be in Key Stage 2.

For full details of the Person Specification, please see the attached recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

  • A fully supportive and inclusive environment
  • A genuine commitment to staff well-being
  • A commitment to staff development and CPD
  • An opportunity to work with colleagues across our Trust schools

Benefits of working for Mercian Educational Trust

Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Cycle to work, Electric Vehicle Leasing, and Tech Benefits

Employee Health Assistance

Our employee assistance programme gives you access to confidential, independent, and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. Employees also have access to the Wisdom App which supports wellbeing and mental health.

Career Progression

We want to encourage the career progression of our employees wherever possible, and we support staff who wish to move between our schools and the central teams when suitable roles arise.


As a teacher, you will automatically enrol into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. As Support Staff, you can opt-in to the Local Government Pensions Scheme – one of the most competitive on the market.


All employees have opportunities for collaboration, CPD and access to support from the central team. Teaching staff also have opportunities for guidance in all areas of the curriculum and assessment and sharing good practice.​

Eye tests and Flu Jabs​

All employees can access free eye tests and annual flu jab.​

Free Car Parking​

All employees have access to free car parking on or near the school premises.​

Childcare – Wraparound discount​

Employees can access wraparound care provided at any of our schools at a reduced rate of 50%. Please note: Discounts do not apply to Nursery provisions.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mercian Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. ​

All positions are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check​

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About Somers Park Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
600 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Somers Park Primary School has grown significantly over recent years following the construction in 2018 of the Malvern Vale satellite expansion site less than a mile from Somers Park. Our two sites work very much as one, with teachers working together and children learning the same curriculum.

Growing a year group at a time, our Malvern Vale site now has Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 classes, and we will be at the seven-class capacity by September 2024. We have the best of both worlds - fantastic modern facilities with a small school feel at the Malvern Vale site, accompanied by our Somers Park site, which has an established, forward-thinking culture, demonstrating proven success over several years.

We are fully inclusive, holding high expectations and aspirations for all. At our last Ofsted in the summer of 2022, we were graded as a good school, with outstanding judgements for both Early Years, and Personal Development, commenting that ‘Pupils thrive at Somers Park Primary School.’ We couldn’t put it better ourselves!

We are proud of the way our learners are prepared for the next phase of their education and beyond. Our Think. Know. Explain. Do. curriculum model encourages inquisitive thinking and independent learning. The curriculum is enhanced by a balanced and interesting enrichment programme of additional experiences and visits.

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