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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    11 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Teaching Assistant - 28hrs20 mins week (8.45-12.00) & (13.00-15.25 Mon-Fri) SCP4 £23114 pa pro-rata (£11.98 hour) Term-time plus 2 insets, paid 44 weeks/year Actual £14934pa MDSA - 5 hours-week (12.00 to 13.00 Mon to Fri) SCP3 £22737 pa pro-rata (£11.79 per-hour) Termtime, paid for 43.6 weeks peryear Actual £2569 pa

Contract type


Pay scale

SCP4 (TA) and SCP3 (MDSA)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The children, staff and governors are looking to appoint a passionate and committed Teaching Assistant and MDSA to work at Bathwick St. Mary Church School. A team approach is one of our strengths at Bathwick and you will be working as part of a supportive and positive team with different children from the same year group during the day. Each child is valued and important and responding to their individual needs is essential so all children are well supported to be the best they can be.

This is a great opportunity for talented individuals to make a real difference in a very supportive, caring and high achieving school. You will need to have a passion to work with the class teacher and additional adults in supporting children to excel in the classroom and wider school. The successful applicants will be committed to learning about the children in order to best meet their educational and any other needs. We seek to appoint a proactive Teaching Assistant and MDSA who will fully support the Christian ethos of this Church School.

Can you offer?

  • High expectations of all children
  • Passion in achieving the very best for each child
  • A desire to learn and develop your understanding and knowledge in supporting learning.
  • Delivering quality learning experiences
  • Good IT skills, good record keeping and a willingness to learn
  • Commitment to work closely with all members of the school community
  • Full support of the Christian ethos of this Church School

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with children with additional needs across a class, as part of a team approach.
  • A caring, warm and dedicated team of staff, striving for excellence in all we do within an inclusive environment
  • A focussed and supportive senior leadership team
  • Committed governors and parents
  • A school that takes pride in developing the whole child
  • A school that values all staff and seeks to encourage continuous personal development
  • A school that looks forward; accentuates the positive; and is a happy place to be

We warmly encourage visits by prior arrangement to the school. For a tour of the school please contact the Headteacher, Mr. Kevin Purkiss, via phone on 01225 465654 or email office@bsm.bwmat.org.

Benefits of working for the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust include; a generous pension scheme, enhanced sickness and parental benefits and a supportive working environment. The Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and all relevant pre-employment checks.

Application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application and sent to the school office by post or email to the Headteacher, Kevin Purkiss, via: office@bsm.bwmat.org. Closing date: 9.00 a.m. on Monday 11th December 2023. Interview date: To be confirmed with candidates. We reserve the right to close adverts early.

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.

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About Bathwick St Mary Church School

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

Arranging a visit to Bathwick St Mary Church School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kevin.purkiss@bsm.bwmat.org.

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