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Teaching Assistant

Job Reference RM/TA



River Mead School

Closing date:

Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 9.00am

Interview date:

To be confirmed


28.5 hours plus 2.5 hours MDSA (lunchtime support)

Contract type:



Grade D – E £18,933-£19,698 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications

Start date:

1st September 2021

Role overview:

There are more than 1,200 very good reasons to join us! Our children only get one chance to experience childhood and they have an absolute right to the highest quality of education with us.

The Mead Academy Trust is made up of three primary schools in Wiltshire: The Mead School and Castle Mead School in Trowbridge and River Mead School in Melksham. We are proud that each of our three schools are graded as Good by Ofsted. The schools 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 Academy Trust is an organisation characterised by optimism, excellence and creativity. We love to share good practice and to continue to learn and challenge each other.  We have a clear focus on continuous improvement to ensure that all of our children achieve the best possible outcomes in all areas of school life. 

The Mead Community Primary School is part of The Mead Academy Trust. It is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are a two form entry school with an onsite nursery and we are currently recruiting for a skilled and committed Teaching Assistant for September 2021 to join our team 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
  • Qualified in NVQ Level 2 in Teaching and Learning, or higher, ideally NVQ Level 3

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a track record of shaping practice around the following principles:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments
  • There is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates

We offer all of our staff:

  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across the school and Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keep 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

The Job Reference for this post is RM/TA.

Other information

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