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Teaching Assistant and MDSA

Hours of work: 18 hours per week as TA and 5 hours per week as MDSA
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)
Fixed term for: 9 months

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Forest Row CE Primary School, School Lane, Hartfield Road, Forest Row. East Sussex, RH18 5EB

Phone: 01342 823380 

Email: office@forestrow.e-sussex.sch.uk

Website: http://www.forestrow.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. 

Forest Row Church of England Primary School is a warm and welcoming school situated in a beautiful location on the edge of the Ashdown Forest  with enthusiastic children and supportive staff.

A new opportunity has arisen for someone to join our team in the following key areas:

- to support an individual child on a one-to-one basis;

- to supervise and take care of the children during the lunch time period in all areas, inside and outside of the school.

This is a busy and varied role, but we will help you to get the support you need to succeed.

The successful candidate will need:

* to have experience of supporting children in a classroom environment;

* to have knowledge and understanding of child development;

* to be effective at establishing good relationships with pupils, staff and parents;

* to have good maths and English skills;

* to have high expectations of themselves and pupils;

* to embrace the Christian ethos of the school;

* to promote a positive image of the school through their work and attitude.

Previous school experience preferred, but all applications considered. Visits are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Katharine Lines, School Secretary on 01342 823380 or via email: office@forestrow.e-sussex.sch.uk

(Please note that as the position is part-time and term-time only the salary will be pro rata.)

Closing date: midday on Friday 7th October. Interviews: Week beginning: Monday 10th October 2022. Start date: ASAP

Forest Row CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check as well as other pre-employment checks.

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/228983/27530

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Forest Row

  • Salary
  • £18,887 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 07/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Forest Row CE Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 18 + 5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education