Teaching Support Assistant
White Meadows Primary Academy
Whitelea Road Littlehampton, West Sussex, England BN17 7JL
Start Date
02 September 2024
NJC England and Wales, SCP4 (£23,114 FTE) - approx. actual salary £13,154

About the Role

The role of Teaching  Support Assistant is central to enabling excellence for all our children at White Meadows Primary Academy. It is a role which has an influence on all children in the school, from Nursery to Year 6, supporting all aspects of their experience within their school day- learning, play, lunchtime, transitions and routines.

Teaching Support Assistants follow teacher’s guidance and direction for their role in the day-to- day teaching and learning provision for children, including those with Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language, those more-able learners and those eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. There is expectation that Teaching Support Assistants are able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt their support appropriately in a responsive way. Whether you are new to the role or have experience to bring, you will receive coaching and mentoring from experienced teachers and leaders in the academy and trust to ensure that you are supported in all aspects of what you do.

In particular, successful candidates should have:

  • Experience of working with young children
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to caring and supporting pupils’ within the classroom environment
  • A genuine love and passion for working with children and making a difference to their lives

You should be:

  • A responsible and reliable person
  • Confident in dealing with young people, managing behaviour and motivation
  • Able to relate well to pupils and adults

What can we offer you?

  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • Happy and enthusiastic children
  • An encouraging and friendly staff team
  • Opportunities to develop and progress professionally
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education.
Closing Date
Midday, Friday 24th May 2024
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities,
  • A competitive salary,
  • Term-time only and flexible working
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.