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Primary Teaching Assistant TA2

Salary: £14,733.29 per annum pro rata (£17,866.00 FTE)
Contract type: Fixed term
Working pattern: Part time

Closing date: Monday 5 September 2022 at 9am
Interview date: W/c 12 September 2022

How to apply: Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk

Who to contact if you have a query: If you wish to discuss the post further, please contact the Head of Primary, Mrs Catherine Geldard on the following email address:c.geldard@gildredgehouse.org.uk

CLOSING DATE : Monday 5 September 2022 at 9am
START DATE: As soon as possible
INTERVIEWS: W/c 12 September 2022
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, 43 weeks per year.


We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Teaching Assistant in our Primary phase for our 4-19 free school. The ideal candidate will be experienced in working with young children with ASD and have a person-centred approach. The general expectation of this role is that you can work on a 1:1 or small group basis, supporting the students with their SEMH needs. You will be working within a small team of highly dedicated and flexible staff who understand the need to be flexible in approach so that all children can be successful.

We received a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement (November 2018). The challenge is to sustain and embed this judgement and then to work on achieving an ‘Outstanding’ judgement at our next Ofsted.


At Gildredge House each individual is known and valued. Students are inspired to discover their passions and realise their academic potential. You will join a strong team of inspirational Teachers and Teaching Assistants in an exciting environment where learning is fun. If you are an imaginative and dynamic practitioner - with the capability of engaging and enthusing all students and the belief that everyone can succeed - we want to hear from you. As a Teaching Assistant at Gildredge House you will be expected to have the flexibility and skills to work within the department, providing appropriate support to the children and staff team in delivering the curriculum.


Gildredge House offers:
• Continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19
• An expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies
• Strong discipline
• Excellent pastoral care
• A range of extra-curricular activities
• Parent and community involvement


Our school motto: 'Aspire'


• Do you want to be part of a school where your contribution is valued and celebrated?
• Would you like to support children with high aspirations who are keen to learn?
• Do you want to join a staff team that is diverse, collegiate and respected?


Starting Salary: £14,733.29 pa pro rata (£17,866.00 FTE) which equates to Grade 3 point 7 on the Support Staff Pay Scale for 2021-2022. You would be required to work 43 weeks per year (includes 36.4 weeks of term-time plus 1 week of INSET plus 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday).


Hours of Work: 8.00-4.00 Monday to Friday, including a lunch duty


If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website.


Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk by Monday 5 September 2022 at 9am


If you wish to discuss the post further, please contact the Head of Primary, Mrs Catherine Geldard on the following email address: c.geldard@gildredgehouse.org.uk


Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that you are not a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2006.


Please note that under the GDPR, by replying to this advert, you are consenting to Gildredge House processing and retaining your personal information for the purposes of this application. You have the right to withdraw your consent and ask for your data to be deleted at any time, however it will then not be possible for Gildredge House to process your application any further. For further details please see the specific Privacy Policy for job applicants which can be found at https://www.gildredgehouse.org.uk/our-school/dataprotection/

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/175895/26137

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £14,733.30 per hour pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 5 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Gildredge House

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 35

  • Job type
  • Education and Learning