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Teaching Assistant

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Mount Pleasant, Brierley Hill, West Midlands. DY5 2YN
£14,587.70 - £15,164.97 PER ANNUM
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Mount Pleasant Primary School 
 3 Teaching Assistants   - Level 2   
Temporary - initially for one year  
27.5 hours per week 
To start September 2024 
Actual Salary £14,829.43 per annum

Closing date: 19th June 2024 
Initial shortlisting will take place by 20th June and interviews are scheduled for 26th June . 

For further information or to book on a school tour please contact the school office on 01384 816910 or email  

About Mount Pleasant Primary School 
We are seeking to recruit a positive, passionate, highly motivated and skilled teaching assistant to join our happy, caring teaching team. 

Mount Pleasant is a good school where everyone matters and where everyone is committed to working as a team to ensure that our students have the best possible education, where all learning is memorable and meaningful.  Our school values are threaded through all that we do both in and out of school and we strive to develop our young people to be happy, knowledgeable, positive and forward-thinking members of our community who have the skills they all need to be successful and to flourish, no matter what their individual needs may be.  We believe that our high expectations of behaviour, achievement and positive relationships are crucial to our success as a school community and would anticipate that any successful candidate would work hard with us to ensure that these are maintained. 

We are an above-average sized, well-resourced school with well above-average school stability for both staff and students. We have a wonderful and increasingly diverse catchment area in the heart of the Black Country and we cherish the history of our Victorian-built school and the exciting, everchanging locality in which we are situated.  We value and support our whole school community and have a strong commitment to professional development for our staff, whilst opening our doors to parents so that they can learn more about what we do and to build positive relationships from which we can all benefit.  We also have strong links to the Wesley Chapel (where our school first began) and with Christ Church in Quarry Bank. 

The role  

3 Temporary Teaching Assistants required for September 2024  

Temporary part-time (27.5 hours). 
The role may be in EYFS, KS1 or KS2 and the desire to work collaboratively with colleagues and to be involved in the full life of the school is essential.   

We can offer you: 

  • A school which is welcoming and caring with positive relationships at the heart of it. 
  • Well-behaved and motivated, happy students who love to learn. 
  • The support of an amazing team of committed, dedicated staff who have a strong passion for providing quality teaching and learning. 
  • A strong commitment to your professional development. 
  • Committed, supportive and hardworking governors. 

Key Requirements: 

  • Be highly motivated and committed to support quality teaching and learning with the child at the heart of this. 
  • Commitment to inclusion and success for all. 
  • Promote positive pupil relationships and behaviour in line with school policies. 
  • Be able to inspire, motivate and support our children both educationally and with regard to wellbeing and self-esteem. 
  • Working with teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate activities. 
  • Provide feedback to the teaching team and children in relation to promote good progress. 
  • Supervise pupils for limited and specified periods, including break-times. 
  • To undertake lunchtime duties on a daily basis. 
  • A good understanding of safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety and SEN. 
  • A strong sense of fun, enthusiasm and a motivated, engaging team member. 


  • Supporting learning activities by making a contribution to supporting the teacher in the planning and evaluation and delivery of learning activities. 
  • Building positive relationships, promoting high self-esteem and resilience. 
  • Promoting high standards of behaviour in a supportive way. 

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Has an understanding of the different ways that children learn effectively. 
  • Able to support children’s social, emotional and mental health needs. 
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding. 
  • Committed to meeting the needs of all children inclusively.  
  • An awareness of the principles of effective assessment. 
  • Understands the statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety and SEN.  
  • Can motivate and inspire pupils.  
  • Can develop good personal relationships within a team.             
  • Is able to use the learning environment to enhance achievement. 
  • Is able to use ICT effectively. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.  

Effective from September 2022, KCSIE states as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out on-line searches, as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. All shortlisted candidates are now subject to an on-line check and if there is anything concerning, then the shortlisted candidate will be asked to comment on it either prior to or at interview.

N.B., We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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Teaching Assistant Level 2.pdf


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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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