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Teaching Assistant with MDSA

Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 7 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)
Fixed term

Closing date: Noon on Monday 27 June 2022

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


Phone: 01323811306
Email: laughtonoffice@oaktreefederation.co.uk
Website: http://www.laughton.e-sussex.sch.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. 

The Oaktree Federation

Laughton Community Primary School and  Firle CE Primary School

Teaching Assistant with MDSA Role Wanted

Initially at Laughton CP School

Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.00pm

Our friendly school needs a self-motivated Teaching Assistant and we would like someone who is confident to work across all primary key stages.

The role will involve:

  • Working with small groups, individuals and supporting the class teacher.
  • Giving feedback on achievements in order to reinforce and develop self-reliance and self-esteem, including marking children’s work
  • Supporting pupils in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
  • Supporting the use of ICT in learning activities
  • Under the direction of the class teacher, carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills to enable the teacher to make judgements about their stage of development

The MDSA role will involve supervision in the dining hall and instigating play activities over the lunchtime period.

We require a caring and conscientious person who will enjoy working as part of our dedicated staff team and who can commit to our school vision ‘Inspiring learning for Life’ through the values; collaboration, curiosity, discipline, resilience and imagination. They will need to maintain complete confidentiality on all matters and strictly follow school policies and procedures.

Visits to the school are most welcome.

Application forms and more information available from the School Office on 01323 811306 and website http://www.laughton.e-sussex.sch.uk or email school at laughtonoffice@oaktreefederation.co.uk

Hours of work: 

25 hours per week TA   Salary Scale £18,887 per annum (pro rata)

5 hours per week MSA   Salary Scale £18,516 per annum (pro rata)

Closing date:  Monday 27 June at noon 2022      Interviews: Friday 1  July 2022

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/49421/24981

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Laughton

  • Salary
  • £18,516 to £18,887 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 27 June 2022

  • Organisation

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education