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Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Posted on June 15, 2017 by web admin

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Responsible to:  Deputy Headteacher

Salary: Scale Point 3 (18-21) £20,664 – £22, 647 full time equivalent

Hours: Initially 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Hours may be negotiable.

Additional hours are also available to lead our Breakfast Club.    Please note this is subject to change within the hours of the school day.

This post is Term Time Only. Reports to the Deputy Headteacher.

Main Purpose of this role:

To work under the guidance of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and teaching staff.   To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.  Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, for specified periods of time.

 NVQ2 or equivalent is a highly desirable qualification for the job, and the role will require someone who has relevant skills and experience.


  • The post holder is responsible to their line manager and to the Headteacher for his/her duties, responsibilities and tasks.
  • The post holder will adhere to the school’s values and vision; abiding by the agreed policies and procedures to ensure provision is of the highest quality
  • The post holder undertakes support for the teachers of the children within the school and the associated pastoral and administrative duties in respect of those pupils as well as the general responsibilities in the school as agreed with the Headteacher.
  • The post holder will interact on a professional level with all colleagues and establish and maintain good working relationships which will promote the development and effective delivery of the school curriculum and maximise children’ achievement.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the pastoral care and safeguarding of the children within their session, class or groups, ensuring that children’s safety, well being and welfare are at the forefront of all they do.

 Overview of Duties:

  • To implement agreed work programmes with individual pupils /groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas.
  • To assist the teacher in the whole planning, teaching and assessment cycle.
  • To supervise and lead groups of children.
  • To implement all policies and practices in line with the ethos of the school.
  • Through reflective practice, support a creative inclusive curriculum which values learning through and smaller group working practices
  • To support excellent progress for children across all areas of development through effective participation in observation, assessment and planning.
  • To help create a stimulating environment which supports learning.
  • To support parents in becoming competent and confident co-educators who are actively involved in their child’s development.

To apply:

If you think you’re a suitable candidate for this role, we’d love to hear from you. Please download and complete the application and monitoring forms and send to: office@watlingparkschool.org.uk with ‘TA job application’ in the subject title.

Job description

Application form

Monitoring form

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd July 2017.

Please click here to view our Recruitment Flyer which should provide you with useful information about joining our team.

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