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Teaching Assistant (Post 1)

Teaching Assistant 1:1(Post 2)

Closing date: 12/03/2021

Interview date: 18/03/2021

Job Start Date: February 2021

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term/Part time until 31st August 2021 (reviewable)

Salary details: FTE Salary Min – £22,368 to Max  – £24,491

Post 1 – 20 hours per week

Post 2 – 17.5 hours per week

Hours of Work: Part time:

Post 1 – 5 mornings a week: 9.00-1.00pm (including lunch duty)

Post 2 – 5 mornings a week : 9.00-12.30pm (including part lunch duty)

Location of Role: Highfield Church of England Primary School – Highfield is a split site Primary with a half a mile between sites and this role could be at either site.

Please return your completed application form to:

Job/Person Summary

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 Teaching Assistant!  We are looking for two people to join our team in our friendly, supportive and successful school.

Post 1: 5 mornings a week 9.00 – 1.00 pm (including lunch duty) as a Learning support assistant supporting pupils across different classes for core literacy and numeracy learning.

Post 2: 5 mornings a week working with a 1-1 child in the junior department who has specific learning needs. Hours for this post are 9.00 – 12.30 pm (including part lunch duty).

The ideal candidates 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 welcome applications from candidates who are also keen to see this as a first step towards a future career in teaching.

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 in our great school today!

Application Procedure

To apply for the position, full details and application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, once completed, application forms can be emailed to

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

Safer Recruitment

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, if you are applying and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly.

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 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.  We’re proud to be #DisabilityConfident and support fair recruitment practices. Find out how you can get involved at


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