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Teaching Assistant 2

Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-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 term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: 9 months

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 10th October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Bourne Primary School, Melbourne Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8BD
Phone: 01323 724729

Email: recruitment@bourne.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.bourne.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. 

Teaching Assistant 2

30 hours per week (working 39 weeks per year) / fixed term to July 2023 / term time only

Single Status Grade 3 point 7 (£18,887 pro rata)

Bourne Primary is a two-form entry school located in Eastbourne town centre, currently with 453 pupils on roll. We are a happy, thriving school that strives to give all children the best education they can receive. We support outdoor learning for all with our developing Forest School.   We pride ourselves on our diverse community and love to see the children learning from each other. 

Our focus is to meet the needs of the children in all they do, providing a platform for high achievement whilst also closely matching provision to the learning needs of our most vulnerable children.  We are a fully inclusive school, where children enjoy their learning and where parents are very supportive.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our school.

As a Teaching Assistant (2) you will be able to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of all pupils, including, but not exclusively, those with special educational needs.  You will be able to work with whole classes, groups and individuals as required.

The successful candidate will:

•  Aid pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own.

•  Establish supportive relationships with the pupil(s) concerned.

•  Promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil(s) with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner.

•  Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

•  Give feedback on achievements in order to reinforce and develop self reliance and self esteem, including marking children’s work.

• Support pupils in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom

•  Support the use of ICT in learning activities.

We can offer you:

• Dedicated, hardworking colleagues and positive parents

• Active support for your CPD

• A supportive leadership team and Governing Body

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 10 October 2022. Interviews will be held week commencing 17 October 2022.

To apply visit our school website www.bourne.e-sussex.sch.uk    For further information please contact Mrs Palmer, Headteacher or Mrs Emma Ayling, Office Manager on 01323 724729 or email via recruitment@bourne.e-sussex.sch.uk

Please note we are only able to accept East Sussex County Council application forms, which can be found with full details of the vacancy on our website www.bourne.e-sussex.sch.uk we are unable to accept CV's.

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/228983/27593

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £18,887 per annum, pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 10/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Bourne Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education