Teaching Assistant, Northampton

Closing date:New this week

Malcolm Arnold Preparatory SchoolNorthampton

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: NJC 13-16
Contract term: Permanent

Malcolm Arnold Prep School is now recruiting for a Teaching Assistant.   This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

Malcolm Arnold Prep School is a Church of England state school which is also part of the David Ross Education Trust. We are situated on the Malcolm Arnold Academy site, in a new, light and airy, purpose built building with access to the excellent facilities. As such it is spacious and customised to our every need and is a fantastic place to work. We are a close knit team who love our school and have organically grown as a staff. Due to our continued expansion, we are now looking for new TA’s to help us cater for another new year group. We are heavily oversubscribed and our parents gave us a 100% recommendation rating recently. With delightful pupils, MAPS is a great place to work and develop in your career as a TA and beyond.

About the role

To support students, including those within SEN, with their learning and personal care needs; to work with other staff to further students’ independence and to enable them to access specific areas of the curriculum. The post holder will also organise and undertake other related duties to support learning, personal and social development.

Full and part-time considered.

About the School

MAPS is a warm friendly school where we encourage pupils to develop their self-confidence and self-worth at an early age.  We offer an unashamedly academic education but we also value highly the extra-curricular activities we offer and want each and every child to experience new and exciting opportunities regularly.  If you feel you are of a similar mindset and believe in educating the whole child then we would love to hear from you.  You will need to be committed to the school and pupils and desire to make a real difference to the children in your care.  A flexible approach will also be needed as no two days are ever the same. We are a lovely school with superb pupils who are well behaved and keen to learn.  We are full with first choice pupils, and are oversubscribed. 

If you believe in the holistic education of children, the ability to give every child the best possible start in life, and want to work in a positive friendly team, then do think about applying.

Salary & Benefits

  • NJC13-16
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

  • 5 GCSE at C grade or above including Maths and English
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Motivation to work with children and young people.
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Experience of working with children or young people
  • Experience of working in an educational environment
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of students from different backgrounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Academy
  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise your own workload
  • Be able to inspire, motivate and enthuse students throughout the academy
  • Ability to safely manage classroom activities and learning resources

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment

Apply now

Please complete our application form by visiting our website.

 We look forward to hearing from you if you are excited by this role.  

Malcolm Arnold Prep School is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



Job location

More about Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Trinity Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 931130