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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,404.00 - £25,222.00 Annually (FTE) £21,547 to £22,607 actual per annum based on 35 hours over 39 weeks per year. September Pay Increase Pending Approval

Teaching Assistant job summary

Term time only + 5 inset days. (39 weeks per year).
Hours: 35 per week, 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

The Role

As a Teaching Assistant, you will work with our teaching and other support staff to help identify students within vulnerable groups, specifically those with special needs. You are key to helping them become independent learners, stay focused and engaged in the tasks and lessons the teacher sets, and help explain different tasks and activities.
You will assist with a wide range of classroom and school-based activities, providing 1:1 and group support to pupils. This may include listening to children read, reading to them, or telling them stories.
Throughout the day, you will help prepare the classroom and learning spaces, create displays and exhibitions of the children's work, and prepare for different activities.
You will support pupils who need extra help to complete tasks or who have difficulty engaging with schoolwork. You will also watch for challenging behaviour and help pupils promote positive behaviour. You will also offer emotional support, help pupils in their emotional and social development, and tell other staff about any issues.
About You
You will be passionate about ensuring all children are supported to do their best. You will be trustworthy, enthusiastic, full of energy, well-organised, and self-motivated.
You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to build a strong and appropriate rapport with children and parents/carers.
You must have very good numeracy and literacy skills and be passionate about making learning irresistible for children. You should also be able to adapt where necessary to support children’s individual needs.
You will also need to maintain confidentiality, be highly professional, and be committed to improving your own practice.
Ideally, you will have experience working with children across the primary curriculum, including those with social, emotional, and mental health needs.
We are proud to offer

  • An ambitious school management team committed to staff professional learning.
  • Dedicated, professional and determined staff.
  • Highly motivated, happy children, keen to learn and develop
  • A strong commitment to staff wellbeing.
  • Excellent resources and vibrant teaching spaces.

Potential candidates are invited to contact the school to arrange a visit. This does not form part of the recruitment process.

Next Steps
If you are interested in this position and would like to have a more detailed conversation before applying for the post, please call us. We will happily help you with as many details as possible to support this process.

When you have enough information to apply, please complete all sections of the application form via MyNewTerm.  CVs will not be accepted.

All applicants will be emailed with the shortlisting decisions. References for shortlisted candidates may be requested before interviews.
If you experience any issues while using MyNewTerm, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the HR Team at hr@theprimaryfirsttrust.co.uk.

If a suitable candidate is identified, interviews for this position may be conducted earlier than the stated closing date. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications promptly. Early submission will ensure consideration for the position and increase the likelihood of being invited for an interview. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to receiving your application.

Safer Recruitment, Inclusive and Diversity

The Primary First Trust is committed to safeguarding, Prevent and the welfare of pupils. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance, health clearance, social media checks, a probationary period and satisfactory references.

The Trust strives to be an inclusive and diverse organisation where everyone can be themselves and experience a strong sense of belonging.

The Trust wholeheartedly supports the principle of equality and diversity in employment. It opposes all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sex. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and career development of people from ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds from as wide a range as possible, and we seek to develop a community of staff that accurately represents society as a whole. All applications for employment with the Trust will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person specification for the position advertised.
No agencies, please. We will contact you if we need support on recruitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Wayfield Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
401 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

At Wayfield, we inspire our children and staff to be ‘Proud to Achieve’. We are privileged to have received the Apple distinguished accreditation and this means every member of staff and every pupil has their own iPad. We have a blended learning approach to our teaching to allow our pupils to flourish and learn technological skills alongside our innovative curriculum.

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