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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 29.75 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Noon on Friday 1 July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery, Roderick Avenue North, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8BZ

Phone: 01273 584212
Email: office@meridian.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://www.meridianschool.co.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

Teaching Assistants - Required for September 2022

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated people to join us at Meridian Community Primary School as a Teaching Assistant

The successful candidate will:

  • enjoy working with and caring for children
  • be highly motivated and keen to learn
  • be willing to work effectively as part of a team

We can offer you:

  • children that are enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • a strong, supportive and committed staff team
  • opportunities to develop your professional skills

If you are a graduate who is thinking about becoming a teacher and you would like the opportunity to have paid work experience in a school before applying for teacher training, this would be a chance for you to gain valuable experience to support your application for teacher training.  For the right person, we may be able to offer support for you to complete your teacher training through a graduate teacher training programme the following year.

The salary will be pro rata'd to reflect the hours and weeks worked.

Interviews: week commencing 4 July 2022

Please do visit our school website www.meridianschool.co.uk

Please find application forms and further information on the school website and email completed forms to the school office: office@meridian.e-sussex.sch.uk

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/49421/24979

  • Number of positions
  • 2

  • Location
  • Peacehaven

  • Salary
  • £18,887 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 1 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 29.75

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education