Teaching Assistant (Years 4 & 5) - Thameside Primary School

Thameside Primary School, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8DB

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£19,650 - £20,044 Per Year

Actual salary

£13,322 - £13,860 Per Year

Teaching Assistant (Years 4 & 5) - Thameside Primary School job summary

To start from September 2022

30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day (8.30am – 3.30pm with 1 hour lunch break.)

Permanent, term time only

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work across Years 4 & 5. The school are looking to appoint a passionate and creative Teaching Assistant to join our diverse school.

We require an enthusiastic individual to work with the class teacher providing support and assistance in the development, learning, and care of students.

Your day will be split spending half the day supporting Year 4 and half the day in Year 5 class.

The ideal candidate will display a willingness to help a range of children with varied needs, have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and be able to work confidently as part of a team.

Past experience as a Teaching Assistant would be ideal but any candidate with the enthusiasm to work in a school and support the progress of children in a learning environment is welcome to apply.

Your duties will include:

Supporting the class teacher to implement planned lesson learning activities
Engage and support individual pupils and groups in their learning (e.g. reading & writing)
Provide welfare support to children and attending to first aid incidents
General support in the classroom planning resources and setting up the classroom
Providing administrative support to the class teacher to prepare resources for class
Supervising children on the playground at break times and during lunchtimes
Creating informative and exciting classroom displays

We are seeking candidates that have:

Previous experience of working with children is preferable
A good standard of English and Maths is essential Grade C or equivalent
An ability to work with a team and diverse staff/pupil groups
Effective interpersonal and communications skills
Exceptional, highly motivated and hard-working
Commitment to teamwork
Patience and commitment to work with young people, some with challenging needs

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply please contact Miss Lucas, School Business Manager at sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk or 0118 937 5551 for an application pack.

Visit the school website for more details: www.thamesideprimary.co.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Wednesday 29th June 2022

Interview Date: Friday 1st July 2022

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About Thameside Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
399 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Primary School ,situated in the heart of Caversham, we are an extension of our diverse local community with more than 30 languages spoken here.

We are very proud of our inclusive nature and believe that every child – whatever their ability or background - deserves the best possible start in life.

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