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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    17 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Part time
20.75 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (Until 31 August 2022)
£9.81 per hour

Job summary

Start Date: January 2022

Grade 14 Scale Point 4 £9.81 per hour - Term-Time only

Paid weeks: 43.32 weeks per year. Working weeks: 38 weeks per academic year, excluding INSET Days

20.75 hours per week over 5 days

Fixed term contract until 31st August 2022

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and flexible Teaching Assistant to support teaching staff at Merriott First School. This post is a fixed-term contract.  Our school is a friendly and inclusive rural school at the centre of the village community.  

The successful candidate will support the class teacher by: 

Teaching learning sequences to groups of pupils through a range of approaches. 
Planning and delivering intervention programmes to develop cores skills of literacy and numeracy. 
Supporting social and emotional needs of pupils within our school.
Our Federation can offer: 

An opportunity for you to make a real difference in the lives of young people. 
A supportive village school community including children, parents, staff and governors. 
A nurturing learning environment with enthusiastic and dedicated staff. 
The successful candidate will: 

Be enthusiastic, flexible and organised.
Have recent and relevant Teaching Assistant experience with primary aged children. 
Have the knowledge and understanding to ensure children including disadvantaged and SEND pupils make good progress. 
Be able to relate effectively with learners and adults. 
A desirable factor would also be an individual who has delivered phonics through Read Write Inc. although this is not essential
Merriott and Haselbury First Schools Federation places high importance on Safeguarding and Child Protection and the post requires a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure. All references will be verified.

Please telephone 01460 72547 if you would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Apply by SCC application form to: -

Closing Date: Monday 17th January (12:00 Midday)

Interview Date:  Friday 21st January

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 9
Education phase
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 9

About Merriott First School

Merriott First School is set in the heart of a large village in South Somerset. At our school, individuals are valued and supported to achieve their personal best. We believe that education is about focusing on the whole child through encouraging their personal development: academically, socially, culturally and spiritually. We support our children in becoming independent and confident young people.

School location

Church Street, Merriott, Somerset, TA16 5PT

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