Teaching Assistant - The Meadows Primary Academy

Poplar Drive, Blurton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 3AZ
Actual Salary £15,264 - £15,881
06 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020
Amy James
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

The Meadows Primary Academy

Teaching Assistant


Salary: SET Grade 4, Scale point 13 – 16, (full time salary amount £18,426 to £19,171)

Type: Fixed Term Contract 31st August 2021, Part time 36.25 hours per week

Weeks Term Time only (Actual Salary £15,264 - £15,881)

Location: The Meadows Primary Academy, Poplar Drive, Blurton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 3AZ

Required:  ASAP


We are looking for an experienced teaching assistant to help support in one of our KS2 classrooms.  You will be working alongside a qualified teacher to support the learning and pastoral needs of the class as directed.

The candidate will have an NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants (or recognised equivalent qualification) and have experience working in a Primary School, ideally in KS2.  They will have a good understanding of the national curriculum and experience delivering small group work/interventions within the class, supporting specific children as directed by the class teacher.  They will have an understanding of children who have additional educational needs and be able to support children with a range of learning and behavioural issues to help them thrive with their learning.  A flexible personality, and the ability to form good relations with a range of pupils and fellow teachers is essential.  We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic person who will really drive the learning and bring out the best in our pupils, celebrating their achievements with them.

The Meadows Primary Academy are a thriving, successful school in the heart of the city with around 380 pupils aged 3-11 on roll.  We benefit from being a modern school set in extensive grounds in a surprisingly peaceful environment.  Our staff are second to none and we are proud to be part of The Shaw Education Trust, where children come first and we strive for each child to meet their full potential.

This post is part time and the working hours are as follows:

Mondays – 8.15 – 4.15pm

Tuesdays – Thursdays – 8.15 – 4pm

Fridays – 8.15 – 3.45pm

Every day includes a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

We offer access to The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in the Shaw Education Trust.   The services of Occupational Health to support staff health and well-being.  

At our academy each pupil can feel that they belong to a caring and supportive environment.  The academy is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo appropriate child protection screening including a DBS check.

Visits: If you would like to know more information about the role please contact Amy James on the email below.  

Closing Date: Monday 19th October 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Application Forms:  All applicants are required to submit an application form for this role and should forward completed forms to: Amy James, Head of Support Services. ajames@tmpa.org.uk

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