20 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    12 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - linked to funding/ECHP

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 - £23,893

Actual salary

£17,655 - £17,951

Pay scale

Grade C SCP 5-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for showing an interest in our current vacancy. Waterloo is a thriving three-form entry primary academy in the South Shore area of Blackpool. We educate up to 680 children in our Victorian school buildings yet are fortunate to deliver a 21st Century education through our exciting, inspirational, global curriculum which focuses on four world issues; Culture, Conflict, Conservation and Communication.

We currently have a vacancy for 2 Teaching Assistants level 2 1:1 support to complement our existing team.

The successful candidate will be required to assist in promoting the learning and personal

development for a child who has special educational needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • hold a current level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent.
  • be fully committed to inclusion and continually striving for highest standards
  • support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress/activities
  • communicate with pupils to promote learning, including assessing the impact of the communication on recipients and adjusting approach as necessary.
  • support children in social, health and emotional well-being, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher.
  • have experience of dealing with pupils with additional needs.

Vacancy: Teaching Assistant level 2 1:1 support (x2)

Grade: Grade C SCP 5-6 (FTE £23,500 - £23,893 pro rata)

Actual salary: £17,655 - £17,951

Hours: 32.5 hours per week (term time only)

44.6weeks payable paid in 12 equal payments

(38weeks worked, 6.6weeks paid holiday including bank holiday pro rota’d)

Contract: Linked to pupil with funding, attending Waterloo Primary Academy

Required from: ASAP

Closing date: Tuesday 12th March 2024 (noon)

Shortlisting: Tuesday 12th March 2024 (pm)

Interview with task: Monday 25th March 2024



What the school offers its staff

If appointed, we can offer you:

  • enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children who are excited about current world issues in abroad, deep and progressive curriculum
  • strong, supportive leadership and a dynamic, talented staff team
  • exceptional levels of teamwork and a focus on staff wellbeing
  • excellent professional development opportunities
  • bespoke wellbeing programme

Further details about the role

How to apply:

Application forms, person specification and job description is available to download from the school website https://waterloo.zestacademytrust.co.uk/our-vacancies/ or alternatively contact the school office on 01253 315370.

Please return your completed application form and a covering letter of interest (no longer than2 sides of A4) to: Mrs Nicola Lea, HR Business Manager via the school’s postal address or alternatively email to: HR@zestacademytrust.co.uk

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you can assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have any questions regarding the post, please contact the Head of School, Jenny Brown on 01253 315370.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy.


Commitment to safeguarding

Waterloo Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory three-year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), medical clearance, evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act. Please note CV’s are not accepted.

Online searches will be conducted on shortlisted candidates. Please see Zest Academy Trust Recruitment and Selection policy for further details - located on our school website https://waterloo.zestacademytrust.co.uk/our-vacancies/

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 hr@zestacademytrust.co.uk

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About Waterloo Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
592 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01253315370

Thank you for showing an interest in our current vacancy. Waterloo is a thriving three-form entry primary academy in the South Shore area of Blackpool. We educate up to 680 children in our Victorian school buildings, yet are fortunate to deliver a 21st Century education through our exciting, inspirational, global curriculum which focuses on four world issues: Culture, Conflict, Conservation and Communication.

Arranging a visit to Waterloo Primary Academy

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

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