Teaching Assistant

Start date: 23rd April 2019

Salary: Grade D, point 14 – 17 (£9.16 - £9.68 per hour)

Hours of work: 25 hours per week over 5 days

Contract Term: Permanent

Bulford St Leonard’s Primary School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to their dedicated team of teachers and support staff.

Candidates need to be flexible in their approach to supporting children’s needs in the classroom, stay calm under pressure and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with children and adults. They need to be able to gain the confidence of children who may be behaviourally challenging or socially withdrawn and have a clear understanding of the complex role necessary to support children with additional needs.

A good general standard of education and GCSE passes in Maths and English (A-C) are essential to this role, along with experience of working with children of primary school age – leading small groups and working as part of a team.

You will need to have excellent time management and organisational skills and be able to show creativity and endless positivity alongside the teacher and other staff. We would also expect you to be able to demonstrate an ongoing to commitment to professional development.

If you believe you have the skills and knowledge for this role, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the office on 01980 632309, or by email

How to apply for this post

Please complete the application form and the recruitment monitoring form that accompany this vacancy.

Teaching Assistant Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Write a personal statement to accompany your application form, outlining why you should be considered for this post, addressing the responsibilities of the post outlined in the job description and person specification. Please do not exceed 3 sides of A4

Our preferred method of application submission is via email Please upload your application form and personal statement ensuring that the file name contains your forename and surname

Please note that you should receive confirmation of your application within 3 working days.

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested in applying for this post. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th March 2019 (12 noon)

Date of interview: Monday 1st April 2019

Bulford St Leonard’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.