TA: £9.43 - £9.62 per hour, MTA: £9.25 per hour


Part Time/Term Time

Job Term



North Devon

Job Description

Southmead Primary School is looking for enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistants to support named pupils with SEND. One of the posts will work in KS1 plus 5 hours per week as a Mealtime Assistant. The other post will potentially work in Year 3.

We are looking for motivated team players with experience of working with children with a range of needs. A positive and encouraging attitude is essential, as is kindness, patience and an ability to use your initiative. You will need to have experience of working alongside staff to plan and deliver a differentiated curriculum and timetable based on the specific needs of one particular child or small group of children. We are looking for applicants who are dedicated to making a difference to children’s lives and to ensure every child has the opportunities they deserve.

In return, we can offer you a friendly, inclusive school with an exciting and motivating curriculum. We have the community at the heart of our education, where we work together to enjoy learning and provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to help them in the future. You will be working alongside an experienced and supportive team and there will be ongoing opportunities for training.

We are looking for individuals with the following essential qualities:
– A Teaching and Learning Assistant Level 2 qualification or equivalent;
– Experience of working with children with additional needs;
– Experience of delivering 1:1 and/or small group interventions;
– A positive and encouraging attitude;
– Kindness and patience;
– A willingness to learn;
– An ability to work within a team;
– GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, in English and Maths.

And the following desirable qualities:
– Specialist Thrive training;
– Specialist training in a specific area of SEND;
– Specialist training in specific intervention programmes, e.g. Speech and Language;
– Working knowledge of the curriculum.

These posts are on fixed term contracts, from January until July 2022, and are based on the continued attendance and special educational needs of the named pupils.

Southmead Primary School is located in an ‘area of outstanding beauty’, has extensive grounds and community sports facilities. Our curriculum is stimulating, relevant to life in our global community in the 21st century.

Southmead Primary is an inclusive school and the children are at the heart of everything we do. All staff are encouraged to build positive relationships with children, parents and visitors to the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The application form can be downloaded from
Your completed application form should be addressed to the Headteacher and returned, with a covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4), to
Please apply by noon on the closing date.

Job Details

  • Organisation
    Devon County Schools
  • Work Location
    North Devon
  • Work Postcode
    EX33 2BU
  • Reference
  • Occupational Group
    Education Support
  • Salary Details
    TA: £9.43 - £9.62 per hour, MTA: £9.25 per hour
  • Job Term
  • Appointment Type
    Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours
    15 hours per week (mornings), 38 weeks per annum
  • Closing Date
  • DBS Check Required