Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover)

West St Leonards Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8BX

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2022

Job details

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (1 year)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

East Sussex Grade 3 - £18,887

Actual salary


Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) job summary

Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover)
30 Hours Per Week
Term Time Only & Inset Days
Grade 3 Point 7
Actual Salary £13,676

Do you want to support pupils with their learning and personal development?

We are seeking calm and confident individuals who can support our teachers and motivate and encourage our pupils. You will play a crucial role promoting the learning and personal development of our pupils, including but not exclusively, those with special education needs.

The successful candidate will:

provide support to the Teacher in the planning and evaluation of learning activities and support the delivery of learning activities
motivate and encourage students by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks
consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies.
You will have:

maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
knowledge of SEND
experience of establishing positive relationships with students and the ability to empathise with their needs
the skills to support classroom activities safely
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you:

Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life​​​​​​​
Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
​​​​​​​​​​​A calm, positive and innovative learning environment​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Automatic annual pay progression
Generous public sector pension scheme
Flexible working opportunities from day 1
Discounts on retail & travel
Cycle 2 Work scheme
Charity giving
High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression including: An annual personal development day, Job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, ​​​​​​​​​​Open access online training courses and Scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools. 

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About West St Leonards Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
391 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

About West St Leonards Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2021)

West St Leonards Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. Our Pride of West Leonards (POW) values run through all that we do; encouraging respect and tolerance and supporting our pupils to become responsible members of our community. We are a National Lead School for the Talk For Writing programme and use the Mastery Approach to teach mathematics. We have two classes in each year group and also host a special facility for up to 12 children with moderate learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Find out more

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Charlene Fleri at office@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk or alternatively telephone: 01424 422080​​​​​​​.

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 26th June 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 27th June 2022

Proposed start date: Thursday 1st September 2022

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies 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 are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

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