School Vacancies

We are looking to appoint a full-time Teaching Assistant for the remainder of the academic year 2020-21 to start Monday 4th January 2021 for the following post:

Teaching Assistant (5 days) total hours for 26.25hrs.

Mondays to Fridays, term time only.

9.00am-2.50pm (approximate, exact timings to be determined)

This is a fixed term contract ending on 31st August 2021, with a potential to extend into the next academic year.

Grade 4 (£18,933 - £19,312) pro rata


Are you thinking of a career change or are you a teaching assistant looking for a new opportunity?  If the answer is yes and if you have some / all of the following qualities, then we would love to hear from you.

We are interested in someone who is a team player, enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful, passionate about special needs.  You need to be motivated, resilient, pro-active, fun, possess a can-do approach, ambitious, supportive, confident, professional, committed, able to use your initiative, reliable, inspiring and looking for immense job satisfaction but not shy of hard work.

The role is likely to be in the school’s Foundation Stage (i.e. the Reception year group) and will include supporting children with SEND (including 1:1 support), a balance of general TA duties, as well as additional pastoral support (e.g. during break- or lunch-times).  The proportions of support for children with SEND, 1:1 support and general duties may vary.

The range of children’s additional needs may include: autistic spectrum condition, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, global learning delay and speech, language and communication needs.

We welcome your application detailing your relevant skills, experience and qualities.  Selection will be by on-line interview (e.g. Zoom video call) carried out by Elaine Li-Koo, Deputy Headteacher, and Keely Cook, Foundation Stage Leader.

To apply, please complete an application form (available on our website) and email to:-

Deadline Date for Applications:       Monday 7th December 2020, 12 noon

Interview Date:                                   Thursday 10th December 2020, time tbc individually

Start Date:                                           Monday 4th January 2021


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 Ladygrove Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Ladygrove Park Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. Satisfactory DBS checks and references are conditional to appointment.