Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 7 March 2022
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
25 April 2022
Contract type
Grade D £18,933 - Grade E £19,698 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications
8.45am – 3.15pm, Monday to Friday (term time only, plus 5 INSET Days a year)
The Mead Primary School, Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
The Mead Academy Trust is an organisation characterised by optimism, excellence and creativity. We love to share good practice and 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.

We have vacancies for Teaching Assistants at The Mead Primary School, in Hilperton, who will join our team to enrich the lives of children at our school. Our new Teaching Assistants will join a strong friendly team, whose vision for children’s individual needs is at the heart of every aspect of school life – every child matters.

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. Full training will be given to the right candidates – it’s about your attitude and approach just as much as it is about experience.

This role will be a great fit for you if you are:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Able to support all children with their learning needs
• Passionate about improving learning opportunities for all children in the school
• Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative

You will need to have the following skills to be really effective in this role:
• 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 our lovely school. 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 ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including A National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance just when they need it most