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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: Monday to Friday TA2 9.00am – 12.00noon MSA 12.00noon – 1.00pm

Contract type


Actual salary

Actual salary £10,859 - £11,181

What skills and experience we're looking for

Tadcaster Primary Academy are looking to recruit a hardworking and dedicated Teaching Assistant. This role will be largely spent within our classrooms supporting the Class Teacher, whether this be helping to set up the children’s learning activities or working with a child on a one to one basis. You will play a key role in helping the children flourish and to be the best they can be during their time with us here at Tadcaster Primary Academy.

As well as supporting the children within the classroom, you will also support them over the lunch time period, both within the lunch hall and on the playground.

The combined hours for the role are 20 hours per week and will be worked over Monday – Friday, during the school term time. Please see above how the hours are split per day.

Job requirements

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with children in a supportive capacity and has good verbal communication skills. Strong time management, organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team are all essential to this role.

As a Teaching Assistant you will play a key role in the children’s day, helping to support them in the classroom, breaking down activities in to smaller step by step teaching to ensure they get the most out of their learning. You will also guide the children to help them to develop friendships and relationships with other adults in the school and their peers.

Ideally you will be an experienced Teaching Assistant with knowledge and understanding with regards to child development and the curriculum. While this is ideal, full training and support will be given to the right candidate.

What the school offers its staff

All new starters with the Trust receive a thorough induction programme, followed by a programme of training which is targeted to the role. But it doesn’t stop there, all staff receive development on an ongoing basis and we actively encourage career development through a range of continuous professional development and longer programmes of learning, including apprenticeships.

We offer generous terms and conditions of employment. All our staff have access to a comprehensive Wellbeing Programme to help you and your family stay healthy. This includes access to free private GP and nurse appointments, exercise advice and classes, plus a variety of specialist clinics as well as counselling services. We also offer significant discounts on many high street shops, online retailers and travel agents, not to mention free car parking at all our schools, an enviable pension scheme, sick pay and family friendly policies.

The Trust is striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation, where everyone feels able to be themselves and experiences a strong sense of belonging. The Trust wholeheartedly supports the principle of equality and diversity in employment and opposes all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sex. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds and seek to develop a community of staff that accurately represents society as a whole. All applications for employment with the Trust will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person specification for the position advertised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to, amongst other things, an enhanced DBS check.

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 Tadcaster Primary Academy

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

Arranging a visit to Tadcaster Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.loney@ebor.academy.

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