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Weald Federation Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisory Assistant

Hours of work: TA3: Monday to Friday 9 – 12pm; MDSA: Monday to Friday 12 – 1pm
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: Monday 9 January 2023
Interviews: Thursday 12 or Friday 13 January 2023

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Mark Cross CEA Primary School (part of the Weald Federation), Mark Cross, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3PJ
Phone: 01892 852866
Email: markcrossoffice@thewealdfederation.org
Website: https://www.markcrossce.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. 


Start Date: January 2023 (negotiable)

Hours: 20 hours per week (Mon- Fri) Term Time Only

9am–12pm: Teaching Assistant TA3 (Single Status Grade 4)

12pm–1pm: MDSA (Single Status Grade 1)

Mark Cross CA Primary is a small, welcoming village primary school with a ‘family feel’ approximately five miles south of Tunbridge Wells. We are part of the Weald Federation of Schools along with Frant, Mayfield and Five Ashes Primary Schools. Our schools work closely together to enhance the experiences of our pupils and offer staff a wide variety of CPD and career progression opportunities.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant to join our school team. A good level of literacy and numeracy is essential.  Previous experience of working in school or with children is preferred, appropriate training will be provided.

The role will initially be in our Year 5/6 class and will include working with individuals or groups to support teaching and learning under the direction of the classroom teacher. Alongside this contract, we also require a lunch time duty to be worked (under a separate MDSA contract) between 12-1pm.

The successful candidate will:

•         Be patient, calm and truly listen to and value children’s views.

•         Demonstrate versatility and an ability to use initiative.

•         Be able to maintain confidentiality.

•         Have good basic literacy and numeracy skills (to GCSE level or above).

•         Have a strong commitment to supporting children’s learning and emotional    well-being.

•         Be able to communicate effectively with children and colleagues.

The TA3 role will be paid at Single Status Grade 4 (£21,189 - £21,575).

The MDSA role will be paid at Single Status Grade 1 (£20,258 pro rata)

If you would like more information about the position, or would like to visit the school prior to applying, then please contact the school office on 01892 852866 or via email on markcrossoffice@thewealdfederation.org .

If you would like an application pack, please email the school office.

Completed application packs should also be returned to the school office markcrossoffice@thewealdfederation.org .

Closing date: Monday 9 January 2023

Interviews: Thursday 12 or Friday 13th January 2023

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/231210/29098

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Mark Cross

  • Salary
  • £20,258 - £21,575 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 09/01/2023

  • Organisation
  • Mark Cross CEA Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • TA3: Monday to Friday 9 – 12pm; MDSA: Monday to Friday 12 – 1pm

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education