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  • Job start date

    27 February 2023

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term (Maternity Cover – December 2023),

Full-time equivalent salary

SET Grade 4 (SCP 13 – 16: £21,189 - £21,967) annum, pro rata salary £16,944 - £17,567 per annum

Actual salary

SET Grade 4 (SCP 13 – 16: £21,189 - £21,967) annum, pro rata salary £16,944 - £17,567 per annum

Pay scale

SET Grade 4 (SCP 13 – 16: £21,189 - £21,967) annum, pro rata salary £16,944 - £17,567 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you committed to making a difference? Someone who has high expectations of pupils and colleagues? Excited about teaching and learning?

Waterside Primary School is a vibrant, multi-cultural school in the heart of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Our mission is to realise our vision through creativity and innovation that will enable all our learners to be ‘empowered to achieve their dreams’.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, child-centered and highly motivated Teaching Assistant. If you are an experienced Early Years professional, then we would warmly invite you to apply to work within our Early Years Team; providing support to our teaching staff.

You will demonstrate a caring and supportive approach and be an excellent team player who aspires to high standards. You will provide direct support to pupils to help raise their confidence, engagement and attainment within our Early Years setting.

As part of a family of schools within Shaw Education Trust, in which primary, secondary and special schools, as well as an FE setting, work alongside one another to support the most positive outcomes for all pupils across the trust, you will receive a wealth of opportunities, training and support to enable you to excel in this vital role.

Applicants must:

  • Be committed to the needs of the pupils, parents and other stakeholders
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills, as an outstanding role model, demonstrating a proactive and positive attitude around school.
  • Be able to relate well to a wide range of people.
  • Hold good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Work as a collaborative team member as well as demonstrating personal initiative and flexibility to deliver an excellent experience for our children.
  • Have experience of working with pupils with additional needs including Autism and communication difficulties.

What the school offers its staff

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff


  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (28 days holiday rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays FTE) (Support Staff)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

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About Waterside Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
428 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Waterside Primary School is an innovative, forward thinking school based in Stoke on Trent where all learners are empowered to achieve their dreams, where we believe everyone has the potential to be extraordinary. We have a world class team that work relentlessly to make every day a magical day of learning that suits every child's needs to ensure they make rapid gains not only as a learners across the curriculum but as an individuals prepared for the 21st and 22nd century living and world we live in. It is our duty and privilege as a school to make a difference every day. At Waterside Primary School we provide an excellent foundation for your children to develop as individuals and are committed to enabling all pupils to fulfil their potential. We hold dear important values such as mutual respect for one another regardless of age, gender, religion and academic ability. We hold dearly the British values and are proud to be British citizens. At Waterside - Every child really does matter and we make a difference to every child. The aim of our provision is to encourage and foster a love for learning. We believe that this is the key to academic success and are continually striving to improve outcomes for our families.

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