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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 30 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: Thursday 10th October 2022 at 9.00am

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Southover CE Primary School, Potters Lane, Lewes, BN7 1JP
Phone: 01273473015
Email: office@southover.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.southoverceprimary.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. 

Southover CE Primary School is a happy, vibrant school in the heart of Lewes.  We are proud of our lovely children, dedicated staff and inclusive ethos.

We have a vacancy for a teaching assistant to join our supportive team. The successful applicant will be based in a Year 1 & 2 class 5 mornings a week, supporting the children with their core learning. In the afternoons, you will be working with individuals and small groups, predominantly supporting speech and language development.

The successful applicant will have TA experience (TA2/3) and the commitment and enthusiasm to support the children with their learning and work closely with the class teacher. You will ideally have some knowledge and understanding of speech and language needs but this is not essential.  A good standard of maths and English is required as well as being computer literate. You will be able to work as part of a team, take instruction from the class teacher and work autonomously when required. The role involves working with children with differing needs, including special educational needs and disabilities.

Southover can offer a friendly and supportive team and bespoke CPD.

The role is 30 hours a week, Monday-Friday, (full school day), term time only. This role is paid on point 7 of the Single Status Pay Scale (pay award pending).

An application pack is available on our website www.southoverceprimary.co.uk.  If you would like further information and/or an informal chat please email Mrs Zoe Short,  zshort@southover.e-sussex.sch.uk.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th October 2022 at 9.00am. Interviews will be held on Monday 10th October 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/228971/27525

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £18,887 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 06/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Southover CE Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education