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Teaching Assistant Level 2

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Devonshire Primary Academy

Contract: Temporary (31st August 2024)

Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only

Salary: SVT Grade C SCP 5-6 £21,575 - £21,968 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: 22nd June 2023 at 12pm noon

Devonshire Primary Academy wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant at Level 2.  This is a temporary contract, until 31/08/2024 in the first instance, with the successful candidate starting 01/09/2023.  The post is term time only, 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The successful candidate will be passionate, dedicated, innovative and want to make a difference to the lives of our children.  They must have relevant school experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of children’s educational development throughout the relevant age range.  We would be interested to hear of any particular curricular strengths or areas of expertise/interest.

At Devonshire Primary Academy, open methods of communication are well-established so that a shared responsibility for the development of the academy are much in evidence.  The successful candidate will be joining an imaginative and mutually-supportive team where the creative Teaching Assistant can contribute to the academy as a whole.  The successful candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of teaching and learning;
  • Have high personal and professional standards;
  • Have high expectations of themselves;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking;
  • Provide a high standard of social, emotional and intellectual care for young children;
  • Enjoy working closely and cooperatively as part of a team;
  • Provide support to the class teacher and assist in implementing the daily routine of a class; and
  • Be able to implement activities for children as required under the direction of the class teacher.

Devonshire Primary Academy is a happy, exciting and productive school with a wealth of opportunities for our children and staff.  We can offer you: 

  • The chance to be part of a closely connected, dedicated and hardworking staff;
  • A friendly and supportive whole school staff team;
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • A commitment to reducing staff workload and prioritising staff wellbeing – The Sea View Trust has recently signed up to the DfE Wellbeing Charter;
  • A consistent, supportive and fair approach to dealing with staff absence, which applies to all employees and covers all types of absence;
  • Term time employment, allowing you to spend school holidays with family;
  • Enrolment into a pension scheme – employees do not pay tax or national insurance on their pension contributions and the school add a generous employer contribution;
  • Free onsite parking;
  • The option to purchase a new bicycle and cycling equipment via salary sacrifice making tax and national insurance savings;
  • The opportunity to work in a school which is at the heart of its community and always looking for innovative ways to provide the best education. 

Visits to the academy are encouraged and have been scheduled for Thursday 25th May 2023 at 3.30 pm and Thursday 15th June 2023 at 3.30pm.  If you wish to visit, please arrange this by emailing and providing your name, telephone number and the job that you are applying for.  We would also invite you to peruse our school website: and our Facebook Page: Devonshire Primary Academy to gain an insight into our wonderful school.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd June 2023 at 12:00 noon and interviews are scheduled to take place during the week beginning Wednesday 28th June 2023.  To apply, please complete this application form and return to the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs N. Horabin, by email at, or by post to:

Devonshire Primary Academy

Devonshire Road



We look forward to receiving your application should you wish to apply.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D.P. Simm


Safer Recruitment

 The Sea View Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to protecting our students and staff and therefore have a rigorous recruitment process that includes assessing candidates’ suitability to work with children.

The settings within our Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be required to hold an enhanced DBS Disclosure. To ensure compliance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines, CVs will not be accepted.

Equal Opportunities

At our Trust we believe that all individuals are of equal value, and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief.

Please note: To ensure compliance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines, CVs will not be accepted.

Devonshire Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults.  This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

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22nd Jun 2023

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