Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover), Portsmouth

Closing date:

The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouth

Date posted:
Start date: 24 February 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10,478.67Pro-rata based on £17,615 for a full time , year round role, includes holiday pay
Contract term: Fixed Term

We seek a dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our happy and successful independent day school from February 2020 on a maternity cover  contract.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to be part of our dynamic school community.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant childcare qualification to at least NVQ Level 3 and will offer excellent communication skills and an ability to work to targets and deadlines.

This vacancy is for a part-time, temporary maternity cover contract from 24th February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. As a maternity cover contract the post will be offered for two terms in the first instance i.e. to half term October 2020, with a possibility of extension for up to a full year, i.e. to February half term 2021.

During school terms the hours of work for this part-time role will be 29 hours per week over 5 days. A full time role is for 37.5 hours per week. The expected work pattern will be as follows for the remainder of this academic year but may be adjusted from September 2020; 

3 days each week: 08.30 - 13.30

2 days each week: 08.30 - 15.30

TAs are also required to attend all INSET days as set out in the school calendar.

The pro-rata annual salary for this part time role for a term time contract of 40 weeks (which includes PGS term times plus holiday pay) will be £10,478.67, paid pro-rata for the duration of the temporary contract. This pro-rata calculation is based at scale point 11 of the PGS salary scales which from 1st September 2019  is £17,615 for a full time, year round role. 

PGS is considering plans for enhanced before school provision for our junior school pupils and therefore there would be the opportunity for the successful candidate to work additional hours in the mornings to support this extended day. This would offer a longer working pattern which commences at 7.15 am each day. These plans are still in development and will be discussed further at interview with shortlisted candidates. Please note it is not a requirement of the role that you are able to offer a start time of 7.15 am but we would like you to be aware of this additional opportunity.

Closing Date is noon 15 January 2020.

Interviews will be held on 23 January 2020.

PGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

PGS has its own, generous salary scale and seeks to attract the best staff possible.



More about The Portsmouth Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 239 236 0036
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The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective independent school for students aged 2-18, situated in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.  Portsmouth Grammar is organised into a pre-school, junior school and senior school. Despite b...