10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade 4, Point 3-5 £16,822.31-£17,386.82. OR Grade 5, Point 5-7 £17,386.82-£17,974.28.

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Will possess GCSE English & Maths Grade C (4/5) or above or equivalent
  • Experience of supporting pupils with SEND of behavior needs would be beneficial.
  • Possess outstanding communication skills and can work well in a team
  • Can be adaptable, take on board new ideas and think on their feet!
  • An understanding of child protection and safeguarding issues

What the school offers its staff


  • Local government pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Excellent family friendly working policies
  • Generous sick pay
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free tea and coffee making facilities

Further details about the role

VACANCY FOR LEVEL TWO TEACHING ASSISTANTS ATWEST TOWN PRIMARY ACADEMY!

Hours: Monday to Friday, core school hours.

38 weeks per year (plus 2 CPD training days that may fall on a school training day or at a time outside of your normal working pattern)

Salary: Grade 5 Points 5-7 (Meridian Trust) £17,386.82-£17,974.28. FTE (£23,500-£24,294)

Start date: September 2024

This is a role with an opportunity to make a real difference to the learning and progress of our pupils, working to provide one-to-one and group support and teaching. You will be adapting teaching resources, thinking of new ways to learn, being fun and creative in your approach and adaptable to a child’s needs.Our Teaching Assistants are highly valued in our school – you will work closely with our SENDCo and SEND team to provide our children with the best possible educational opportunities.An element of your duties will also include preparation of fantastic teaching resources/class displays.

The opportunity:

  • A fulfilling and rewarding role where you will be making a difference to children’s learning!
  • A job that is fun, flexible, creative and will make you smile!
  • An opportunity to use a range of skills in supporting children’s learning and the curriculum
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities for all our staff
  • Valuable experience if you wish to go into teaching!
  • Term-time only position - offering greater flexibility in work life

The ideal candidate:

  • Will possess GCSE English & Maths Grade C (4/5) or above or equivalent
  • Experience of supporting pupils with SEND of behavior needs would be beneficial.
  • Possess outstanding communication skills and can work well in a team
  • Can be adaptable, take on board new ideas and think on their feet!
  • An understanding of child protection and safeguarding issues

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Local government pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Excellent family friendly working policies
  • Generous sick pay
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free tea and coffee making facilities

West Town Primary Academy, situated close to the centre of Peterborough, is a place where you will quickly feel the friendly and positive ethos from our children and staff.Our Academy prides itself on our enthusiasm for learning with children who love to share their latest pieces of work and activities in addition to supporting and helping each other.

Meridian Trust is a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities.Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve.The Trust currently operates 30 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff.To find out more about the Trust, please visit:www.meridiantrust.co.uk

For more information, please download the Applicant Information Pack below.

Visits are warmly welcomed – please contact the school office at West Town Primary School on 01733 852400 or emailoffice@westtownprimary.orgto arrange an appointment.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th June 2024 at 09:00AM.

Interviews: Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Please note that Meridian Trust may reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date of the advertisement.

The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as online searches.

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)
medical
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 West Town Primary Academy

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

Arranging a visit to West Town Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kmurray@meridiantrust.co.uk.

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