10 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Part time: 25 hours per week. Term time only

Contract type

Fixed term - Required from September 2024. The position is temporary in the first instance until July 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114 (NJC pay award pending)

Actual salary

£13,494 (NJC pay award pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Hugo Meynell Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to provide one to one support to a child within our Early Years Foundation Stage.

If you

  • Are a caring and warm individual who wants to be part of a friendly and motivated team
  • Genuinely enjoy supporting children and believe that every child can achieve
  • Are enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills and believe that learning should be creative and fun

Then we can offer you an opportunity to work in our happy, friendly school.

The person appointed will work with the child to:

  • Develop interaction skills so the child can imitate play actions and take turns.
  • Develop non-verbal communication skills so the child can make requests, show a preference through reaching and pointing and expressing wants and needs.
  • Develop the child’s receptive language skills so they can engage with some classroom routines, understand simple instructions involving a choice, and follow directions containing two key words.
  • Develop listening and attention skills on a one to one and a small group basis to allow the child to complete, and transition between, adult directed activities.
  • Develop literacy skills so the child can imitate sounds, words and phrases and join in with familiar rhymes and songs.
  • Develop numeracy skills so the child can use early maths concepts including matching, categorising, and counting.
  • Develop mark making skills so the child can use a range of resources and materials to further develop their recording and handwriting skills.
  • Assist children in matters of personal needs and their additional needs including first aid and welfare matters
  • Follow guidance from the Speech and Language Therapist and Autism Inclusion Team.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

What the school offers its staff

Hugo Meynell Primary School is a lovely school with 220 pupils. It is located in a semi rural location and set in large extensive grounds. As a former secondary school, the building is larger than an average primary school and boasts excellent facilities.


We are a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated team of people who are passionate about providing the best learning experience for the children in our care.

Staff are encouraged to take advantage of continuing professional development opportunities relevant to their role or career aspirations.


Our vision statement:

From the moment that each and every child is welcomed into Hugo Meynell for the first time, right up to the day they leave us, we want their primary school days to be both purposeful and memorable. We promise to provide an education and overall experience that is rewarding and enriching, where children are nurtured, enjoy learning and where our Christian values enable them to develop their unique talents and gifts and so, live ”life in all its fullness” (John 10:10)

As a voluntary-controlled church school, at Hugo Meynell, we strive to ensure the best possible learning journey for children in our care; encouraging the development of values and attitudes, skills and knowledge, that will release the potential in each individual, for the benefit of others, in an ever-changing world.

As a school community of children, parents, staff and governors, we aspire that our actions and attitudes underpinned by our school values of being:

  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Loving and Caring
  • Resilient
  • Fair
  • Forgiving

will ensure that the children live “life in all its fullness”.


Further details about the role

The position advertised is to work one to one with a child in Reception.

Commitment to safeguarding

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Please note: It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children (KCSIE 2023). On line searches will be carried out as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted applicants.

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 office@hugomeynell.staffs.sch.uk

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About Hugo Meynell CofE (VC) Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
193 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01630 672287

Hugo Meynell CofE Primary School is a warm and friendly Church school, which focuses on the learning of all. We seek to find and refine the talents in everyone to ensure that we all live ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)

Arranging a visit to Hugo Meynell CofE (VC) Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@hugomeynell.staffs.sch.uk.

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