18 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: This is a permanent 31.25hr per week term time only contract commencing in September 2024. Working pattern to be ideally 8.30am to 3.15pm Mondays to Fridays, with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break each day. Please note that working days and pattern may be negotiable for a truly exceptional candidate.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,970 to £26,138 per annum (reduced pro rata). £18,366 actual.

What skills and experience we're looking for

A rare opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full time Teaching Assistant position at Lord Deramore’s Primary School in Heslington.

Lord Deramore’s is a successful one-form entry LA maintained school, situated next to the University of York. Founded in 1795, it is oversubscribed and has a long-standing reputation for providing children with a creative, diverse and inclusive education.

Initial deployment would likely be working alongside three experienced colleagues in an enhanced resource provision class of five children aged 7-9 years old with moderate special educational needs. Experience and knowledge of phonics, speech, language and communication, autism and/or emotional literacy support would be highly beneficial.

What the school offers its staff

We are looking for an experienced colleague to join our happy school, where “staff morale is very high” and where “staff are rightly proud to work at Lord Deramore’s Primary School” (OFSTED, 2023). If you are appointed to our team, we wholeheartedly promise to look after you, value you and support your continuous professional development.

Usual staff benefits include a Local Governing Pension Scheme with defined benefits.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. Please contact the school office via office.ld@york.gov.uk if you would like to attend a tour of the school and speak with Mr Rourke (Headteacher) and Mrs Carr (Assistant Headteacher/SENDCO).

To apply, please complete the ‘Support Staff Application Form’ available via the school website: https://lordderamores.com/category/vacancies. Completed application forms should be emailed to the school office via office.ld@york.gov.uk.

In your supporting statement, please include the following information:

  • Which vacancy/vacancies you are applying for (please note that there is a 11.5hr fixed term TA contract also being advertised at the same time)
  • Notable skills, experience and qualifications (related to the role)
  • Your reasons for applying for this role and at our school
  • Why you would be a great addition to a happy, successful, positive and professional staff team

Proposed recruitment timeline (subject to change):

Deadline: Friday 7th June at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Monday 10th June

Invitations to interview sent: Tuesday 11th June

Interviews: Tuesday 18th June

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applying for the job

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Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office.ld@york.gov.uk

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About Lord Deramore's Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
216 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Lord Deramore’s is a successful one-form entry LA maintained school, situated next to the University of York. Founded in 1795 and located next to the University of York, Lord Deramore’s Primary is a popular and unique school that has gained a well-deserved reputation for providing a creative, diverse and inclusive education. We are housed in a £3-million building - built in 2017 - and situated in the picturesque village of Heslington, just two miles from the centre of York. It is a happy and supportive school with very high levels of staff morale and retention. We are proud to be a maintained school within the City of York Council local authority.

Arranging a visit to Lord Deramore's Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office.ld@york.gov.uk.

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