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  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 September 2023

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£21,189.00 - £22,369.00 Annually (FTE) Dependent on skills and experience

Nurtured Learning Teaching Assistant job summary

We have theopportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our Nurtured Learning team at Castle Mead School in Trowbridge. Whether you are an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge, or someone early in their career looking for the next step, this post will be rewarding and fulfilling. If you are passionate about providingInspirational Learning for All children, and ready to support all of our learners to flourish, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for someone who is kind, curious and courageous. You’ll be committed to valuing and supporting the development of each child and be a strong team player. To really succeed in this role, you will need to be flexible and energetic, with a great sense of humour. You’ll have meeting children’s needs at the heart of everything you do, and be prepared to work collaboratively within the school and across the Trust.  

Ideally, you will have a Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning, and be trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive induction process and delivering ongoing professional development to all staff, and will give full training to the right person, as we believe strongly that it’s much more about attitude and approach than it is about experience. As a result, we welcome applications from people who are passionate about working with children, no matter what their background is. 

Within the Nurtured Learning provision, you will work with small groups of children to focus on their specific areas of learning to meet their needs. You will collate the resources needed for each session and be able to record feedback from the sessions. The children within this environment respond well to people who are warm, friendly and above all nurturing, so if you believe you can have a positive impact on the daily learning experience of our children, we would love to hear from you. 

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide: 

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • Dedicated weekly planning time which Teaching Assistants are paid to attend
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College and National Online Safety training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance when they need it most
  • A clear, comprehensive induction process  

Working hours: 28.5 TA hours per week (8.45am - 3.15pm Monday to Friday, plus an additional hour from 3.30 - 4.30pm for planning on a Thursday). MDSA 2.5 hours per week. 

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Castle Mead School

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

Castle Mead school is a vibrant, growing primary school in the heart of East Trowbridge. Rated ‘Good’ at its last Ofsted inspection, the school continues to go from strength to strength under the new leadership of Mrs Emma Larkham, with two form entry, an onsite Nursery and Complex Needs Resource Base.

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