Teaching Assistant

Penkridge, Stafford
Grade 4, SCP 5 (£10.01 per hour, actual salary for contract period £8,762.00)
25 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time

The Role:

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our successful team to work 22.5 hours a week to support a child with specific learning needs from 1 September 2021 based at Princefield First School.

We are looking for a qualified NVQ Level 2 or above candidate with previous experience working with children. If you are looking to further your career, we would love to hear from you. 

Our ideal candidate would be an effective role model that sets high expectations and motivates the pupils to achieve. Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must have a thorough understanding of the Early Years Framework and are working or have worked in an Early Years Setting previously.

The successful candidate must hold a relevant Early Years Childcare qualification, minimum Level 2 and have a passion for making a change in young people’s lives.

We are looking for:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A commitment to high expectations to meet the needs of all children
  • already be an excellent Early Years practitioner with an ability to ensure all children make good progress from their baseline
  • be able to contribute to planning and the organisation of the indoor and outside learning areas
  •  have lots of energy and enthusiasm
  •  be able to work as part of a team

Job Summary:

Salary: Grade 4, SCP 5 (£10.01 per hour, actual salary for contract period £8,762.00)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, Term Time only (38 working weeks)

Contract: Temporary until 21 July 2022 in the first instance

All completed application forms should be sent by email to: office@princefield.staffs.sch.uk  or posted to the school address:

Princefield First School

Saxon Road



ST19 5EP

Closing Date: Monday 14 June 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 22 June 2021

Being part of Penk Valley Academy Trust:

Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy trust for the following schools Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary& St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy. The Trust’s vision is to take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.


Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: 

Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Penk Valley Academy Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed, and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still aim to conduct face to face interviews where possible. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person, this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted.  We will always adhere to Government advise.



"This Trust 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"

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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