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Teaching Assistant - Picknalls First School

Picknalls First School (part of Uttoxeter Learning Trust)
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Post 1 – 26 hours Actual salary £14,074 Post 2 – 32.5 hours Actual salary £17,593
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Teaching Assistant

Picknalls First School

Oldfields Road


ST14 7QL

Phone : 01889228700

Headteacher : Mrs Anne Tapp

e-mail :

website :


A very rare opportunity has arisen at Picknalls First School due to the retirement of two longstanding teaching assistants.

We wish to appoint two teaching assistants who are eager to become part of a very dynamic, inclusive and forward thinking team.

These posts are permanent, term time only positions starting on Monday 8th January 2024.  These posts will be subject to a six-month probationary period.

We employ one teaching assistant per year group (across two classes) and we are therefore flexible on the year groups the post can be for.

One post is 32.5 hours per week (5 days) and the other is 26 hours per week (4 days per week).

We need someone who:

  • Has excellent knowledge of a school and how children learn best Is enthusiastic about learning and is motivated and creative in supporting the development of the environment Is passionate about working with young children and giving our learners the best possible start on their learning journey. An ability to cover PPA session for one afternoon per week is desirable.

The post holder must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must be able to work on their own, using good initiative; as well as part of a team. They must relate well to pupils, fostering positive attitudes to learning.

We can offer:

  • A commitment to professional development A curriculum that develops children as motivate & engage learners whilst allowing staff to be creative & imaginative in their teaching Happy & enthusiastic children A caring and supportive staff team

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Appointments with the Headteacher should be arranged through the school office. For enquiries and application packs please contact the school or view


Closing Date : Wednesday 6th December 2023 - 12 noon

Shortlist date: Wednesday 6th December - pm

Interview Date : Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th December 2023

All completed application forms to be returned to the School Office.



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 as part of the recruitment process. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record and other relevant safeguarding information that may make them unsuitable to work with children. It is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity.


A copy of the school’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here

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