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Job Ref No. ECC2429-107 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: TLW/Band A
Position Start Date: 02/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 26/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: as/when suitable applications are received  

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Somers Heath Primary School

Teaching Assistant

Start date: September 2022

Salary: Thurrock Band TLW/Band A £18,456 FTE, Actual salary would be £12,857.

Hours: 30 per week (Mon - Fri) - 6 hours per day. 8.45am - 3.15pm. (0.5 hour unpaid lunch break). School Term Time only.

Contract: Fixed Term until 21st July 2023 (with potential extension based on a school needs review)

Location: South Ockendon, Essex

We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to work closely with our children. The applicant appointed to this Learning Support role will have a proven track record of successfully working with children or will be keen to learn on the job about this role. They will have high expectations and show they can enable individuals to achieve their potential and make good progress.

The ideal candidate will:

· Have experience of work with pupils or be keen to learn on the job.

· Be a creative, enthusiastic and energetic practitioner and a real team player.

· Communicate with pupils, staff and parents effectively, both verbally and in a written form.

· Is someone who can use agreed teaching and learning strategies consistently, yet also respond to educational needs in the 'here and now' to enhance learning opportunities within a lesson.

In return Somers Heath Primary School can offer you:

· Well behaved children who are keen to learn and achieve their full potential.

· Excellent opportunities for professional development.

· A hardworking and supportive team who are committed to providing outstanding education to all children, no matter what their background or needs

· An attractive and spacious building

For an informal, confidential discussion please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager by email on

Closing Date: 26th August 2022

Interview: As and when suitable candidate applications are received. We resserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date stated if we appoint an applicant.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the School

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Martin Curtis, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager, on 01708 853397 or to arrange these. We are proud of our children and our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Over the past few years Somers Heath has expanded to provide two classes across all years, joined Catalyst Academies Trust and appointed a new Headteacher. We hope you would like to be part of our aim to provide outstanding education for all children.

Somers Heath is situated close to the M25 and A13 road links, near The Dartford Crossing and Lakeside Shopping Centre.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Paul Smith (School Business Manager)
Somers Heath Primary School
Foyle Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5LX
Telephone: 01708 853397

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