KS2 Teaching Assistant - General (Special School) Level 1 - Merryfields Primary School

Hoon Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 9NY
£18,562 - £18,933 per annum
08 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020
Kelly Percival
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern

Merryfields Primary School

A Manor Hall Academy Trust School


KS2 Teaching Assistant - General (Special School) Level 1

Temporary to 21st July 2021

Hours:             32.5hours per week                  

Salary:              £18,562 - £18,933

Scale               Grade 3, SCP 3-4

About us:

Merryfields is a 100 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:

Due to an increase in pupil numbers for the academic year, we are seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced KS2 teaching assistant. 

The role is temporary to the 21st July 2021 to account for the pupil numbers across school during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The role will require the successful candidate to have a working knowledge of the Key Stage 2 curriculum and experience of promoting high expectations within the classroom. 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.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Headteacher, Neil Brannigan, for an informal discussion. 

Application Process:

  • Closing Date:                                         09:00 Monday 19th October 2020                        
  • Interviews:                                            Thursday 22nd October 2020

Application forms should be returned by email to Kelly Percival at k.percival@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)          

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.  A copy of  ur 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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