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Teaching Assistant

Malmesbury Park Primary SchoolBournemouth

Malmesbury Park Primary Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Teaching Assistant to join the School in January 2022.

Hours/Contract: Part-time, Term-time, Fixed Term contract until 21/07/2023. 32.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year. 

The Role: We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teaching assistant to join the team at Malmesbury Park Primary Academy.

The role involves working closely with several children who have EHCP in place as well as providing support to the wider school community as required. Part of the role will entail developing strong relationships with parents, carers and children alike. You may act as a Key Person for a small group of children with high needs, taking responsibility for their social and emotional wellbeing and their learning throughout their time with us.

The Person: The ideal candidate will be hard working, friendly and outgoing. They will have an enthusiasm for working with children, particularly those with special educational needs. They will have a talent for engaging with sometimes complex children, encouraging social interaction, developing independence, self esteem and encouraging all individuals to achieve their goals.

The right person will be confident in dealing with challenging behaviour and understanding complex special educational needs. A qualification to support children with high needs would be helpful.

Next Steps: So if you have any queries about this role, please get in touch by emailing Tess Lipscombe, Office Manager at  . If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact for support.


All applications to be made directly through TES.

Closing date: for applications is Monday 6th December 2021 at Midnight.

Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Monday 13th December 2021.

Opportunities and Benefits:  

We offer a competitive salary plus TPS/LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.  

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Reach South Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust can only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK, and who can provide the required documentation and where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa. 

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