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Teaching Assistant Level 2

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Devonshire Primary Academy

Contract: Temporary (Maternity Cover 31/08/2024)

Hours: 30 hours per week, Term Time only

Salary: SVT Grade C SCP5-6 £21,575 - £21,968 per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: 29th September 2023 12.00 Noon

Devonshire Primary Academy wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant at Level 2.  This is a temporary contract working in Year 4 to cover a maternity leave from 27/11/2023 until 31/08/2024.  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.  The role may also ask that welfare duties are covered at lunch time, assisting in the dinner hall and outside on the playground.

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.

Visits to the academy are encouraged and have been scheduled for Thursday 21st and Tuesday 26th September at 9:30am and 3:30pm.  If you wish to visit, please arrange this by emailing and providing your name and telephone number.  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.

For full details, please see the candidate pack, which is viewable by clicking on the Job Description link below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th September at 12:00 noon and interviews are currently scheduled to take place during the week beginning Monday 2nd October.  Application forms can be downloaded here and are returnable 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.

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment.  Appointment is subject to successful references and an enhanced DBS.  The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful, you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.  Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at

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 academies 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.

Click here to view the Job Description.

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29th Sep 2023

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