Vacancy: Teaching Assistant (December 2021)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
8 December 2021 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
To be confirmed
Contract type
Grade D £18,933 - Grade E £19,698 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications
Teaching Assistant: 28.5 hours a week 8.45am – 3.15pm (4.30pm on a Thursday for planning, plus potential additional hours to cover Wrap Around Care on other days of the week which will be discussed at interview), 39 weeks per year PLUS MDSA: 2.5 hours a week, 38 weeks a year. Please indicate on your application if you would prefer to work part time hours, these would be considered for the right candidate.
There are vacancies available at both the Hilperton and Wingfield sites. We will consider a best fit in location for all candidates, but if you have a particular preference for either Hilperton or Wingfield, please let us know on your application
Role overview
The Mead Primary School has vacancies for Teaching Assistants to join our dedicated and passionate teams in both Hiperton and Wingfield. We will consider a best fit in location for all candidates, but if you have a particular preference for either location, please let us know on your application.
We welcome applications from experienced Teaching Assistants, as well as those who are passionate about working with children and are just embarking on their career of supporting learning. We have full time vacancies available, but are happy to hear from candidates who wish to work part time and would be interested in a job share
Applications will close on 8 December 2021, so please get in touch with us as soon as you can if you are:
• Able to work purposefully and collaboratively with children, young people and families
• 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
• Flexible, enthusiastic and energetic, with a strong commitment to teamwork
• Trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training
• Confident in the use of 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
Other information
We’d love to show you around either – or both! – of our lovely school sites. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you will need to create exceptional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across The 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
  • A basic Zoom account
  • The opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge through a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free, whenever you want them
  • A buddy for all of our new staff, who provide support for as long as is needed to help our starters become a part of the Mead family as quickly as possible
  • Access to a comprehensive staff portal, to make it quick and easy to get to everything you need in one place