Science Department Teaching Assistant, Burnham on Sea, Somerset

Closing date:

The King Alfred SchoolBurnham on Sea, Somerset
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Pro-Rata - £4,767 - £5,402
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

King Alfred School is a thriving 11-18 mixed comprehensive with 1,220 students on roll serving the towns of Burnham on Sea and Highbridge. The following vacancy exists:


12 hours per week (Thursday & Friday) Term Time only

(38 working weeks – 43.1281 paid weeks)

Salary Grade 13, points scale 17-21: Annual salary £17,772-£20,138

(Pro-Rata - £4,767 - £5,402)

Required as soon as possible, a creative individual who can relate positively to young people. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside school staff and to develop classroom management skills within the Science Department by supporting children in class, individually and in small groups and covering within the department and outside the department for absent teachers (after the 6 month probationary period). 

Essential personal qualities for this post are:

  • A good general education including confidence in Science.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment to young people,      their welfare, education and personal development. You will also need to act as a role      model and have high expectations of conduct and behaviour.
  • Experience of working with, or relating to young people and to have a commitment to      their welfare, education and development.

Details of the post are available from our website: or Application forms should be sent in to Mrs Sarah Bradley, Headteacher’s PA, at the above address or by email to marked Science LSA.

Closing date:  Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 12 noon (may be subject to change based on volume of applications)

Interviews : Monday, 29th January 2018

The King Alfred School has a commitment to Safeguarding and all posts require a criminal background check via DBS, medical clearance and references. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity or religion.

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability you only need to meet the minimum qualifying criteria for the post you have applied for and you will be guaranteed an interview.

Job location

More about The King Alfred School
Address: Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1278 784881