Teaching Assistant Vacancy at Harbertonford Primary School

Part time over 4 days, 20hrs per week at NJC Grade C, £9.81ph, plus Mealtime Assistant duty at 5hrs per week at NJC Grade A, £9.25ph

Permanent post to commence January 2021

Harbertonford C of E Primary School, part of the Link Multi Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant. 

Required from January 2021 to join our successful and caring team, this role involves providing general support for the learning of the class under the direction of the teacher and some one to one support for children with additional needs. We are looking for someone with a strong, sensitive and caring approach to children’s needs, who can be flexible and is able to be an effective communicator and think creatively. 

Ideally, you will:

- Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills;

- Be able to build positive relationships with children, staff and parents;

- Have high expectations of children’s behaviour and be able to maintain consistent boundaries;

- Be willing to work as part of a team;

- Be able to use your own initiative when required;

- Have experience in a similar role in a school; 

You should have a good knowledge of phonics plus literacy and numeracy to GCSE A-C or equivalent. You would need to be flexible, as you will also be required to undertake the role of part time Meal Time Assistant. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Please see the links below to download an application form and job description. Completed applications should be emailed direct to the Trust HR Officer, Sue Howard at 

Please contact the school office on 01803 732352 to arrange a convenient time if you would like to visit the school. 

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020

Interview date: w/c 7th December 2020

We are supporting the kickstart program.
The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working. Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.
If you are interested please read the information on the kickstart website and the job description below. If you would like apply complete the application form below.
Completed application forms must be returned to the Trust HR Officer, Sue Howard at by the closing date of 30 November 2020.