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Teaching Assistant

Job Reference TM/TAMay



The Mead Primary School

Closing date:

Monday 7th June 2021 at 9.00am

Interview date:

To be confirmed


TA: 28.5 hours a week plus some additional hours to support our Wrap Around Care provision (3.15pm – 6.00pm)

MDSA: 2.5 hours per week

39 weeks per year  

8.45am – 3.15pm plus additional hour on a Thursday (planning and preparation time, with Class Teacher) from 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Contract type:



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

Start date:

1st September 2021

Role overview:

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 TM/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