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Teaching Assistant

(Job Reference CM/TA)




Castle Mead School

Closing date:

9.00am on Friday 6th March 2020

Interview date:

To be confirmed

Teaching Assistant 28.5 hours per week + MDSA – 2.5 hours per week
39 weeks per year
8.45am – 3.15pm
Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm additional hour planning and preparation time (with Class Teacher)


D4 £18,426 – E8 £19,945 dependant on experience and qualifications (pro rata 39 weeks plus holiday)

Role overview:

Castle Mead School is part of The Mead Academy Trust. It is a an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are still expanding and will be two form entry across the school when full. We currently have two classes in Key Stage 1 and Year 3, with single classes in Years 4 to 6. Our Resource Base provides specialist support for children with a range of complex needs. The school also has an onsite nursery.

We offer an exceptional learning environment, with hall, library, and outstanding resources. The building also offers a music and technology room, and group rooms. There are extensive grounds and protected play spaces which continue to be developed and provide a fantastic outdoor space. We grow our own produce and have chickens, guinea pigs and a Pets as Therapy dog.

As part of The Mead Academy Trust we have close links with the Mead Teaching School providing numerous opportunities for exceptional professional development.

We believe that children only get one chance to experience childhood and that they have an absolute right to the highest quality of education.

We are seeking applicants who are:
 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
 Motivated to develop their skills to support highly effective learning
 Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
 Energetic and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour

The Job Reference for this post is CM/TA. 

About the Mead Academy Trust