Teaching Assistant – Early Years, Staffordshire

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Richard Wakefield CofE Primary SchoolStaffordshire

Date posted:
Start date: February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: DFT Grade 2 £18,426, working weeks 39. Actual Salary £13,532.
Contract term: Permanent

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

- Delivering a high-quality education 

- Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff

- Establishing and developing robust governance

- Ensuring financial probity and viability

- Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services

- Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

The Role

Richard Wakefield Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the educational support team.

You will work under the guidance of teaching staff supporting the teaching and management of students, both in mainstream and alternative provision, to ensure access the curriculum is maintained by removing barriers to learning. You will also provide teaching support in the Early Years Unit in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers.

You will be professional, understanding and have a can-do attitude. You will also demonstrate a good understanding of areas of learning and social/emotional needs of students.

The ideal candidate should possess NVQ level 2 or above for Teaching Assistant.

The position will be 27.75 hours per week, working weeks are term time + 1 week (39).


Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting Richard Wakefield Academy on 01283 247535.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust. 

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Taste Card

• Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month

• Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy

To Apply 

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button to complete your application. 

Closing date: 9am on 24th January 2020 

Interview date: 30th January 2020

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

More about Richard Wakefield CofE Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Burton Street, Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1283 247535