Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    4 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    4 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Part time
Monday/Tuesday – Learning Assistant 8.45-12.15 and MDSA – 12.15-1.15
Contract type
Dorset Grade 3-5 depending on experience

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint two Learning Assistants, from September 2021 to join our friendly and enthusiastic staff team. There are additional MDSA hours attached to this role.
As part of our learning community you will benefit from: Enthusiastic and inspiring children
Welcoming, friendly and supportive team environment Learning Assistant within each class
A caring and committed leadership team with a strong commitment to continuous professional development Collaborative approaches to developing teaching and curriculum based upon current research Partnership within a forward looking and expanding DSAT network of schools

Exciting opportunities to grow and develop Access to staff benefits and a family approach Job satisfaction Focus upon staff well-being

What we ask in return is that you:

Are passionate about helping our children learn
Have a supportive and nurturing approach towards children
Are committed to ensuring that all children achieve their very best
Are willing to act in partnership with other staff, children, families, governors and our DSAT colleagues

Provide a simulating and engaging experience for children enabling all to do their best Are willing to engage in best practice research

The Job Description for a learning assistant and MDSA, included within this pack, outlines the professional expectations for learning assistants here at Wimborne St Giles. The successful candidate will be required to fulfil this Job Description. The Person Specification provides details about the skills/experience which we are seeking for this post.

We ask if, within your letter of application, you could:
• explain why you have chosen to apply for this post at Wimborne St Giles
• detail how your experience makes you suitable for this role
• share any experience of working with children and the impact which you have made on their futures
• explain how you could ‘make a difference’ at Wimborne St Giles and help all within it to

Applying for the job

Applications for this post must be received by 9.00am, Monday 18th October, 2021
If you do not hear from us by the end of the working day Monday 18th October, please assume that you have not been taken forward to the selection stage but thank you so very much for taking the time to apply.

The selection process will take place on Thursday 21st October, 2021. Candidates invited to the selection will be required to attend on this day.

For more information about the school, the role advertised or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01725 517347 or e-mail:

You can also visit our school website: We look forward to hearing from you.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
School size
70 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9
Contact phone number
01725 517347

About Wimborne St Giles Church of England First School and Nursery

Wimborne St Giles Church of England First School and Nursery is a small, rural Church school situated in an idyllic village setting approximately 10 miles from Wimborne in Dorset. It is a growing school with 76 pupils currently on roll and we are very proud of the ‘family atmosphere’ that we have created. The school has a Nursery department on-site which works very closely together with our Reception class.

School location

Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5LX

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