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Job title – Teaching Assistant 1:1

Location – Highfield CE Primary School, Hawthorn Road or Church Lane, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1PX 

Job Category – Fixed term until 31st August 2021

FTE Salary Min – £21,769                      

FTE Salary Max – £23,836

Actual pro rata: £11,580.34

Do you want to work in a happy and friendly school where helping children to thrive is central to the work of the school? If so, come and join our team as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant!

We are looking for someone to join our friendly, supportive and successful school. You will be working between different classes supporting pupils on a 1-1 basis for specific learning needs.


Hours of work will be 23 per week, with the following work pattern:

Monday and Wednesday – hours 9:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 15:00

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – hours 9:00 – 13:00.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to build good working relationships, be organised, enjoy working with children and “making a difference.”

Good literacy and numeracy skills will also be essential in order to confidently support pupils in their learning when clarifying and explaining learning. Being sensitive to different needs and personalities, demonstrating empathy and warmth and being aware of the emotional needs of children would be highly beneficial.

We offer friendly, supportive staff as well as a working environment where staff can enjoy the excitement of learning!  There will be mentoring support available to the successful candidate so don’t delay – take a step towards this rewarding opportunity by applying to our school!

Contact details:

For further information regarding the position contact the school office on 02380555793 or email

Further information and application:

APPLICATION FORM-September 2020 post

Highfield School info reviewed

Highfield School values 2020

NEW Covering letter for one to one posts amended

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The closing date for applications is Thursday, 24th September 2020 at 5.00pm.  Please send completed applications via email to

Please note that interviews will be held on Monday, 28th September 2020 and those being offered an interview will be contacted by telephone.

Additional information:

Please note:

Highfield CE Primary School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The appointment of the successful applicant will be subject to a full-enhanced DBS check and receipt of satisfactory references.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role.

We are fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Please note, if you are applying and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disabilities, and religions/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Highfield CE Primary School is an associate member of The Aspire Trust.

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