2 x Teaching Assistants - Merryfields Primary School

Hoon Avenue, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, ST5 9NY
Grade 3 Point 10 £16,863
04 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018
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Merryfields Primary School

A Manor Hall Academy Trust School

2 x Teaching Assistants:        Required ASAP (Teaching Assistant General, Special School, Level 1)

Contract type:                         Full time, fixed term to 12th April 2019

Salary:                                      Grade 3 Point 10 £16,863

Hours:                                      32.5hrs            

About Us:

Merryfields is a 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 – Teaching Assistant General, Special School, Level 1

We require 2 x Teaching Assistants ASAP and no later than 1st October.  You will be required to support the class teacher in areas such as preparing the room for lessons, support in managing pupil behaviour, undertake routine administrative tasks and supporting pupils in their everyday life.  You should be a caring team player who will motivate and excite our children.  You 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.  You will be required to work across all classes and age groups within school.  The role will also support all classes in lesson preparation i.e. making resources.  Full details of the role are included in the job description and person specification.

Application Process:

Application forms are available via the West Midlands Job Site and should be returned by email to Amy Howell at admin@merryfields.staffs.sch.uk Please include a supporting letter detailing your strengths and experience.  Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  (only fully completed applications will be accepted; do not include CV’s)         

  • Closing Date:                                         Monday 17th September @ 9:00a.m.                   


This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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