Teaching Assistant Level 1 – 22.5 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our experienced staff starting in September 2024 for one year, with an opportunity for a permanent contract for the right candidate.

St Lawrence’s is a vibrant, community-minded village school in a beautiful rural setting.  We are looking for a candidate with a child-centred, nurturing approach and excellent communication skills who is keen to join a friendly, encouraging and dedicated staff team with a low labour turnover, headed by a supportive Senior Leadership Team.

Contract Length: The post will commence on 1 September 2024

Hours:  To be discussed as part of the interview process

Salary: NJC D 4-5 – hourly rate – £11.98 – £12.18

Qualifications Required:

GCSEs grade C/4 or above or equivalent is desirable in Maths and English


Duties & Tasks

·         Support learning as a Teaching Assistant with named individuals and small groups.
·         Experience of working with children is an advantage.
·         Provide support to individuals and groups during their sessions to enable them to access their learning whilst monitoring progress and dealing with challenges as they arise.

  • Contribute to the implementation of effective personal and social skills development within clear boundaries and reinforcing positive aspects of behaviour.
    · Develop positive relationships with parents, carers and families by taking a partnership approach, maintaining and sharing accurate information where appropriate.

Skills Required

  • Reliability and commitment
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team – both under direct supervision and on own initiative

St Lawrence’s was graded as a ‘judgement 1’ church school at our most recent SIAMS inspection (February 2024) and so the successful candidate needs to show that they will support the strong Christian ethos.  A commitment to professional development within this church school is also a given.  Details of our friendly school can be found at:  https://www.stlawrenceprimaryschool.co.uk/

St Lawrence’s was graded ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features at our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2020).

The completed application form and Equal Opportunities form should be emailed to:  office@stlawrenceprimaryschool.co.uk


Prior to interview, please familiarise yourself with our Child Protection Policy which is also available on our website.


Closing date for applications is 5 pm Friday 14 June 2024

Interviews will be held during week commencing 24 June 2024


St Lawrence CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding children, and all appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks in accordance with the code of practice.

Teaching Assistant Level 1 – 22.5 hours per week