Teaching Assistant/MDSA:  1 – General; 1 – Specific to Named Child

Required from: 16th April 2018 term time only

TA hours:  27.5 hours per week (Mon – Fri 8.45am – 12 noon; 1pm – 3.15 pm), MDSA hours:  2.5 hours per week (12 noon – 12.30pm OR 12.30pm – 1pm)

Salary: Grade J/K depending on experience (£15,106 pa - £17,920 pa, pro rata)


The Governors are seeking to appoint two caring, flexible and supportive individuals for 27.5 hours per week.  The general post will require someone to provide a combination of in-class support to pupils in small groups or 1:1 and to deliver intervention programmes, particularly for Maths and Literacy. Training in these programmes will be provided.  The other post will be specific to a named child who will be joining our F2 classes after the Easter holidays.  The person appointed for either post will also be required to combine this role with that of a mid-day supervisory assistant for half an hour per day.


Applicants must have a minimum level of education to include maths and English GCSE grade C or equivalent.  In return, we can offer you enthusiastic children, a stimulating learning environment, the support of hard working colleagues who value teamwork, and the opportunity to further develop your skills.


Shaw Ridge Primary School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Therefore it is imperative that you provide all relevant information requested in order to meet this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearances and references, which will be obtained prior to appointment.  Proof of right to work in the UK will be required at the time of interview.  Staff must work in accordance with the South West Child Protection procedures and Child Protection/ Safeguarding Policy, and understand their role within that Policy.


Further details may be requested by telephone or email, from Shaw Ridge Primary School, Ridge Green, Shaw, Swindon SN5 5PU.
Telephone 01793 871601                     Email:


Visits to the school are welcome by appointment.  Hard copy or email applications are acceptable, but must be on a school application form.  CVs will not be considered.


Closing date:  Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 12 noon

Shortlisting will be done shortly after closing and interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th February 2018.


General TA job specification

1 to 1 TA job specification

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