Vacancy: Teaching Assistant (Pastoral Support)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
26 January 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
As soon as possible
Contract type
Grade G, Spinal Point 12 - £11.73 per hour pro-rata
Part time (35 hours) - approximately 8.30am - 4.00pm every day, but to be discussed at interview
The role is based at the school’s Hilperton site, but regular travel to the Wingfield site will be required, as this role supports children and families at both locations
Role overview
The Mead Trust is looking to appoint a Pastoral Support Assistant, who is interested in developing their role to become an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant in future. The role will include Teaching Assistant responsibilities, so is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced TA ready to take the next step in their career.

We would like to hear from 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 work under the direction of the Headteacher and Inclusion Lead, but also able use your own initiative to make things happen, be creative and problem solve
• Able to support children and their families with their learning and emotional needs
• Experienced in managing behaviour in a positive, inclusive way

Ideally, you will have the following experience:
• Working with primary aged children, and their families
• Successfully reaching families and communities that are less likely to access services
• Providing advice, information and guidance to all families within our school community

And you are the kind of person who is:
• Able to work purposefully and collaboratively with children, young people and families
• Well organised and able to work co-operatively with other professionals, including schools, Children's Services teams and voluntary sector organisations
• Able to lead meetings effectively and follow up on agreed actions in a timely manner
• 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 3 in Teaching and Learning, or equivalent relevant qualification
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.

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

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
  • PSA supervision through Collaborative Schools Limited
  • 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