Teaching Assistant (TA2), Trafford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Flixton Girls SchoolTrafford

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Pay Band 3 (Points 17 - 21) NEW SCP 6 - 11, £19,171 - £21,166 (full time equivalent, this will be recalculated to reflect the part time and term working)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Advert for the position of Teaching Assistant (TA2)

Required ASAP

Teaching Assistant Level 2 Pay Band 3 (Points 17 - 21) NEW SCP 6 - 11, £19,171 - £21,166 (full time equivalent, this will be recalculated to reflect the part time and term working)

5 working days/week - Monday to Friday 8.15am – 3pm. (31.25 hours per week with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break)

The Governors of Flixton Girls School are seeking to appoint an inspiring, dynamic and well-qualified individual with high expectations and standards to join our Learner Services Department who:

• has an excellent understanding of different learning styles

• has excellent behaviour management skills

• is a good team player

• has a commitment to raising the aspirations and achievement of all students

• is an excellent practitioner able to ensure the safeguarding, health and safety of the students

• is committed to their own professional development

We are looking for an enthusiastic and effective person with an ability to adapt and cope with change to complement our team. Applicants require good positive behaviour management skills, the ability to remain calm, excellent literacy and numeracy skills and an attention to detail. 

This post is subject to satisfactory completion of a literacy and numeracy test and a successful interview.

Recent and successful experience as a teaching assistant within the secondary phase would be an advantage, but is not essential. 

We welcome applications from graduates looking towards gaining experience for a career in teaching.

Successful applicants will benefit from working in a school with a positive, caring ethos where team work is important. This is an exceptionally inclusive school, where all students are valued, supported and motivated to achieve.

At FGS we inspire girls and staff to discover their talents and fulfil their potential through our founding principles of aspiration, empowerment and excellence. These principles are at the heart of life at FGS, ensuring that each individual is able to achieve their personal best. Exceptional opportunities encourage girls of all abilities, interests and aptitudes to develop their individual characters and talents and to fulfil their dreams and aspirations. 

In choosing Flixton Girls School you will be joining a school that is well respected in its local community and has a national reputation for work in many areas.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a forward thinking, high achieving “can do” culture.

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy you should complete the enclosed application form. In addition, you are asked to submit a concise letter of application. This should be typed or word-processed and should not exceed two pages in length. Your letter should describe how your experience and particular achievements make you a strong candidate for this position.

Please note that only applications on the school’s application form will be considered. Candidates who submit a CV only will not be shortlisted. Additional sheets may be attached to the back of the application form if there is insufficient space.

Completed applications should be returned, unfolded, to:

Mrs J Buckley

HR Officer/ Personal Assistant to Headteacher

Flixton Girls School

Flixton Road



Manchester M41 5DR


Email completed application forms to - recruitment@flixtongirls.com

Tel: 0161 912 2949

Fax: 0161 747 9834

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 24th May 2019. Please ensure that you put the correct postage on the envelope as this could result in your application not being considered due to late arrival. Please supply a stamped, self-addressed envelope if an acknowledgement is required.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, regretfully you must assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion, in which case the Governors would like to thank you for your time and interest in the school.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide individual feedback to candidates on unsuccessful applications.

All applicants should note that our school operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, and procedures are rigorously and consistently applied.

Flixton Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in the commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date: 12pm on Friday 24th May 2019

Interview Date: TBC 

Applications will only be accepted on fully completed application forms

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More about Flixton Girls School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Flixton Road, Flixton, Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire, M41 5DR, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 161 912 2949
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