Teaching Assistant - Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2

Myland Community Primary School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2007-175S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Points 5-6
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 27/06/2024 4pm Date of Interviews: Week beginning July 1st 2024  

Job Description

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Required for September 2024

Teaching Assistant - Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2

31.25 hrs per week (8.30 a.m. to 3.15 p.m., Monday to Friday, term time only - this role includes 30 minutes Playleader duties at lunchtime)

This is a fixed term contract until August 2025 in the first instance, with the possibility of further extension.

We are seeking to appoint committed, energetic and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our team and work with our happy and well-behaved children. There are two posts - one based in Key Stage 1 and one based in Key Stage 2. Both would be ideal for someone hoping to train as a teacher in the future. (Please state preference when making your application.)

We are looking for someone who

  • can bring energy and enthusiasm to the role
  • is caring, dedicated and patient
  • has a good understanding of child development and how children learn
  • has good personal numeracy, literacy and ICT skills (minimum GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English)
  • is able to work in close partnership with the Classteacher and SENCO
  • is committed to working as part of a strong, supportive team


Previous experience of supporting Phonics would be desirable.

In return we can offer:

  • excellent professional development opportunities in a forward-thinking school
  • the support of committed, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues
  • well behaved pupils who are eager to learn
  • supportive parents and governing body


Visits to our school are recommended and warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office for an appointment.

All applications must be made online please (via the Essex Jobs website), using the standard Essex application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs and that the application form must be completed in full as, unfortunately, we cannot consider incomplete applications.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if an appropriate candidate applies.

Myland 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. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS clearance and medical clearance.

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

Contact Information

Debbie Griggs
Mill Road
Mile End, Colchester
Essex, CO4 5LD
Telephone: 01206 852109
Email: admin@myland.essex.sch.uk

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