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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time: One to one Teaching Assistant - Fixed term (linked to individual pupil funding) 30 Hrs P/W TA2

Contract type

Fixed term - 5 Years

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic teaching assistant who will be able to complement our dedicated and hardworking staff team. The successful candidate will be an outstanding TA with high expectations, who is committed to providing highly effective and stimulating learning experiences for their pupils.

  • To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes or enable access to learning with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This could include adapting learning to meeting individual children’s needs and liaising with the class teacher and SENCo. This will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.
  • To lead and maintain positive and enjoyable break times for pupils including organising and participating in physical games and activities.
  • To contribute to the whole school ethos, environment and organisation both practically and as a positive role model for pupils and colleagues.
  • Grade 2 and above staff may also supervise whole classes (with a colleague if requested) during the short-term absence of teachers (e.g.1 session). The primary focus will be to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. In providing cover supervision Teaching Assistants will need to respond to questions and generally assist pupils to undertake set activities.
  • Maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Contribute to constructive team building amongst teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and Governors.

What the school offers its staff

Leigh and Bransford Primary School is part of the Mercian Educational Trust (MET), which is a Multi Academy Trust based within Worcestershire. It currently consists of five primary schools based on five sites within Malvern, Dines Green and Worcestershire.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and to achieve the best possible standards, giving them a strong foundation for the future. Therefore, we provide a unique, exciting curriculum, which is carefully designed to foster a love of learning and effectively prepare children for life in an ever-changing world.Our focus is to provide an exciting, happy and secure place where high quality education enables pupils to develop as individuals and prepares them for successful lifelong learning. We achieve these goals by delivering a curriculum with many opportunities for pupils to use and apply previously taught skills in order to deepen their learning.

Further details about the role

Main Activities

  • To support pupils’ development and promote independence in a safe, secure, challenging environment, employing strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • To support the learning of individuals and groups of pupils as identified in the weekly curriculum planning and to act as a role model, setting high expectations
  • To focus on individual pupils to ensure their needs are being met within the group
  • To work with other staff to develop and implement the individual target plans for pupils
  • To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others
  • To observe, record and support the development and progress of pupils to identify individual needs and difficulties and to feed back to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
  • To meet the physical/medical needs of the pupil according to a pupil’s individual care plan whilst encouraging independence wherever possible. Medical needs include the administration of medicines by mouth or other medical procedures provided appropriate training has been given by an appropriate person.
  • To participate in pupils' play and extend and stimulate language through conversation
  • To plan with teachers the daily/weekly programme of lessons, activities and events in order to support pupils and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate
  • Occasional supervision of the class in the course of short term absences of teachers and to provide cover for PPA time (with support and direction), focusing on maintaining good order and to keep pupils on task under the guidance of teaching staff and within an agreed system of supervision
  • To set out, prepare, use and tidy equipment
  • To listen, support and discuss issues sensitively with parents and carers under the teacher’s supervision and to participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents
  • To monitor and evaluate pupil’s responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required to the teacher on pupil achievement progress and other matters ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • To administer and assess routine tests and assist in the invigilation of exams/tests as agreed with the teacher
  • To provide general clerical support, e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities, photocopying. Filing, receiving and passing money to the school office etc.
  • To work with an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.
  • To implement local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy,, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills
  • To support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • To help pupils access learning activities through specialist support

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to lbpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

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About Leigh and Bransford Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
191 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Leigh and Bransford Primary School is a friendly, welcoming school with great facilities including forest school and a large playing field. We are a fully inclusive school who have high expectations and aspiration for all our pupils in order to enable them to flourish. Together, we will work to provide an excellent, rounded education for every pupil. We do this in a safe environment where pupils feel engaged, valued and supported.

Arranging a visit to Leigh and Bransford Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lbpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk.

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