Teaching Assistant, Northamptonshire

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Newnham Primary SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: 01/10/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC4 (2019). FTE £18426pa, Actual Salary £9798pa
Contract term: Fixed Term

Newnham Primary School is now recruiting for a part time Teaching Assistant for a one year fixed term contract. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

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.

22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, working 39 weeks per year. Fixed Term, one year contract.

About our Academy

We are a rural, village primary school of just 100 pupils. Our small size means that each child is valued and treated as an individual with the ability to succeed.  

At Newnham children are the centre of everything we do. In our recent inspection, Ofsted said that children ‘enjoy school and have good attitudes to learning’ and that ‘pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, and this contributes well to their positive attitudes and good behaviour’.  

Our core aim as a school is to ensure that all children achieve their full personal and academic potential. We provide a learning environment and school ethos in which children can flourish and develop an enthusiasm for learning along with a desire for personal excellence.

Salary & Benefits

  • NJC4 (2019). Actual Salary £9798 based on 22.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.
  • One Year Fixed Term contract to end 31/08/2020
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme


The successful candidate will have:

  • 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
  • Be willing to be involved in the wider life of the academy community
  • Be professional in appearance, punctuality and attendance

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, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Newnham Primary 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.

More about Newnham Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: School Hill, Newnham, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3HG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1327 705053