Vacancy: Teaching Assistant (Music Specialist)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9am on 20 July 2022
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
Grade D £18,933 - Grade E £19,698 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications
Wednesday: 8.45am – 3.15pm
Thursday: 8.45am – 4.15pm
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
The Mead Primary School is seeking to appoint a permanent Teaching Assistant to join the specialist music teacher in maintaining and enhancing their outstanding music provision across their two sites. The larger site, in Hilperton, has 14 classes and a Nursery, with a smaller village setting with 4 classes (including pre-school provision) in Wingfield.

For this role, we are seeking applicants who are:
• Skilled accompanists, committed to supporting children’s musical experiences at a range of events (including school performances, assemblies, music lessons and choir rehearsals)
• Able to play piano or keyboard in order to accompany group and whole school performances and assemblies
• Enthusiastic about music and able to inspire children, staff and parents
• Passionate about improving learning opportunities for all children
• Committed to valuing and supporting the development of each child
• Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
• Energetic and enthusiastic, with a good sense of humour

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

To be a brilliant Music Specialist Teaching Assistant, you’ll need to be someone who is:
• Able to communicate well with children and adults
• Caring, patient and calm
• Willing to undertake First Aid training (if you haven’t got a certificate already)

For this role, you don’t need a Teaching and Learning qualification, but we’d love it if you were willing to undertake one (we will support you in this!)

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
Other information
We’d love to show you around our lovely school. If you would like to come and visit us, please call The Mead's office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

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:

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • 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
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Child Protection Policy >

Code of Conduct >