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Teaching Assistant Vacancies (x2)- Fixed Term

Parkdale Primary School

Parkdale Road





Tel: 0115 911 0066

Fax: 0115 911 0084




Head Teacher: Mr P. Hillier


Roll: 420



L2 Teaching Assistants (x2) – Fixed Term, 1 Academic Year, 25 hours per week

Note that we operate Nottingham City Pay Grades. L2 has a current pay grade of £19,171 - £21,166 FTE pro-rata based on term time working.


The Governors are seeking to appoint two talented qualified Teaching Assistants to work 25 hours per week.


The post will be fixed term and the continuation of the post is dependent on continuation of additional funding for children and the continued need to operate a specialist nurture provision.


The post will as part of a new Early Years/Key Stage 1 Support Team. Work will include day to day general classroom support and support of individuals or groups. At least part of the working week will involve working in our ‘Rainbow Room’, nurture provision for our younger children with the most complex needs. This will involve aspects of personal care for some children.



We can offer you:


  • Experience of working with a talented and hard-working team
  • A warm and friendly environment and community
  • Well behaved, hard-working children and supportive parents
  • A well organised, high quality working environment
  • Attainment levels in line with or above national expectations
  • Outstanding behaviour management
  • Outstanding teaching resources


  • Extensive opportunities for continuing professional development

The successful candidate must be fully qualified as a Teaching Assistant (NVQ Level 2 or higher) and have GCSE Mathematics and English grade A – C (or equivalent). Commitment to raising standards and willingness to participate in the full life of the school are essential.


The successful candidate will need to:


  • Have a naturally nurturing approach and the enthusiasm to continually explore new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning


  • Be a confident and caring person who has ideally already spent time in a role working closely with young children (aged 5 – 8)


  • Be adaptable enough to consider working in any Early years or KS1 year group.


  • Have a clear understanding of how children learn.


  • Have the flexibility to cope with changeable circumstances and the drive to succeed in challenging situations


  • Be able to communicate well in writing and have a good understanding of written and spoken grammar and the English language


  • Be committed to inclusion & able to work with other agencies &  our SENCo


  • Be dedicated to making a difference for our children & to celebrate their success


  • Have a sense of humour, perspective and a positive outlook


  • Enjoy the job and be part of our friendly and supportive team


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants should note that the post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and other checks as part of the safeguarding process.


Applications are welcomed from experienced and newly qualified Teaching Assistants. Please state your curriculum strengths and relevant experience. Application forms and further details are available by email from the school office. Visits to the school are encouraged.  Please telephone for an appointment.

Closing date: Friday 21st June at 12.00 noon.

Interviews to be held: Week beginning 24th June

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Current Term:

  • Autumn 2020-21 - 97.5%
  • Attendance Year to Date - 97.5%
  • Last week - 97.5%

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