Vacancy: Teaching Assistant (October 2021)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
27 October 2021 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
1 November 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter
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 meeting), 39 weeks per year
MDSA: 2.5 hours a week, 38 weeks a year
Role overview
The Mead School is a happy, vibrant place where all children are enabled to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate. The Mead is a delightful school on the outskirts of Trowbridge, Wiltshire; our children benefit from a larger site with 14 classes and a Nursery in Hilperton, and a village setting with 4 small classes (including pre-school provision) in Wingfield. Headteacher Mr Stenton has built an exceptional teaching team with wonderful support staff who ensure that children’s experiences are the very best that can be provided. The children benefit from an exciting and engaging curriculum, with particular strengths in the arts, music and personal development. We take great pride in our wider curriculum and the range enrichment opportunities on offer to our children, so that they can grow into wonderful young people who have the skills and attitudes they need to become respectful and tolerant citizens and make effective contributions to their local community.
Mr Stenton and his Senior Leadership Team wish to appoint a new Teaching Assistant to join their dedicated and passionate team. Applications will close on 27th October 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
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

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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