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Teaching Assistant

Job Reference CM/TAMay



Castle Mead School

Closing date:

We encourage early application as we will consider applicants on receipt of application form. Latest date for receipt of applications Monday 28th May 2021 at 9.00am

Interview date:

To be confirmed


Teaching Assistant: 28.5 hours a week 8.45am – 3.15pm (4.30pm on a Thursday for planning meeting), 39 weeks per year

MDSA: 2.5 hours a week, 38 weeks a year

Contract type:



Grade D £18,426 – Grade E £19,945 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications

Start date:

To be confirmed

Role overview:

Castle Mead School is growing, and is looking for permanent, full time Teaching Assistants to join their dedicated team. The school offers staff and children an exceptional learning environment with outstanding resources, including specialist music rooms, intervention spaces, and extensive outdoor play areas which continue to be developed. There is a purpose-built Nursery on site which caters for up to 36 children from 2- 4 years old during term time, and a Complex Needs Resource Base supporting 28 children.

The school’s Senior Leadership Team want to appoint enthusiastic, skilled and committed Teaching Assistants and would love to hear from applicants who are:

  • Passionate about improving learning opportunities for all children within a creative curriculum
  • Able to form positive relationships and foster the characteristics of effective learning
  • Committed to valuing and supporting the development of each child
  • Motivated to develop their skills to support highly effective learning
  • Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour
  • Trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training
  • Confident in the use of basic IT including Word, Smart boards and the internet
  • Able to communicate well both verbally and in writing with children and adults alike

In return, all staff receive:

  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across the school and Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision, with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression

Castle Mead School is part of The Mead Academy Trust, which is made up of three primary schools in Wiltshire. As well as Castle Mead, the Trust includes The Mead Primary School in Trowbridge and River Mead School in Melksham. We are proud that each of our three schools are graded as Good by Ofsted. They are individual learning communities, and their differences are valued. We strive to develop and protect their character within a supportive and collaborative environment so that each school, teacher and pupil can learn from each other.

The Job Reference for this post is CM/TAMay.

Other information

Unfortunately we are currently unable to support visits, but the Information Pack on the website will give you a real ‘feel’ for our ethos, vision and values. If you’ve got questions after reading the pack, please email us.
About the Mead Academy Trust
Candidate Briefing Pack
Download an Application Form
Diversity & Monitoring Form