Teaching Assistant - Merryfields School

Hoon Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 9NY
£18,562 - £18,933
14 Sep 2021
04 Oct 2021
School Office
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Merryfields Primary School

A Manor Hall Academy Trust School


Teaching Assistant

(Teaching Assistant – General, Special School Level 1, Job role AA6958)

Contract:         Full time, fixed term contract - 32.5 hours per week. 

Salary:            £18,562 - £18,933

Scale               Grade 3, SCP 3-4


About us:

Merryfields is a 105 place generic special school for children aged 3-11 years in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.  At Merryfields we provide a secure, stimulating and caring environment in which we give children the best possible start to their education.  Staff work hard to maintain a friendly, cooperative and conscientious atmosphere and to provide a wide range of balanced learning experiences for every child, whatever their special need may be.

The role:

We are seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced teaching assistant from October 2021. 

The role will be fixed term for one year to account for a staff member on secondment.  The contract end date will be 21st July 2022.

The role will require experience of pupils with autism, challenging behaviour, a range of communicative needs, the role will be directed by the class teacher. You will be a caring team player who will have enthusiasm, drive and a commitment to school improvement. You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with all stakeholders through contact and consultation.

Application Process:

  • Closing Date:           Monday 4th October @ 09:00am
  • Interviews:              W/C Monday 11th October

We encourage all potential candidates to contact the Head teacher, Neil Brannigan, for an informal discussion.  Application forms are available by contacting the school and should be returned by email to Kelly Percival at admin@merryfields.staffs.sch.uk

Please include a supporting letter of no more than two A4 sheets, detailing your strengths and experience.  Only fully completed applications will be accepted, do not include CV’s.

Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted by phone or e-mail.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A copy of the Safeguarding Policy is available on the school website.  This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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