Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/11/2023 23:59
£22,369 - £24,496 pro rata
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
West Cornforth Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
23 Nov
Further Information
Teaching Assistant
Grade 5 £22,369 - £24,496 pro rata, pay award pending
Temporary – Required from 1st January 2024 until 31st August 2024

The Governors of West Cornforth Primary School wish to appoint a teaching assistant from January 2024. This is a temporary role with the possibility of extension to a more permanent position for the right candidate.

The role is rewarding, interesting and varied. The succesful candidate will have the opportunity to plan activities, support and teach individuals, small groups and whole classes. 

They will join a team of dedicated, hard-working individuals who strive for high standards for all of our children. Applicants will be committed to building and maintaining positive relationships with all children, staff and parents.

Candidates must have excellent time keeping skills, be able to work as part of a team and have good written and verbal skills. 

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.  

Applicants must hold a qualification that meets the approved ‘full and relevant’ criteria for Early Years qualifications and inclusion in staffing ratios.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.4 weeks (27 days) or 6.4 weeks (32 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 27 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 32 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 27 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 32 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 48 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date: 23rd November 2023
Intevriew date: TBC (December)

West Cornforth Primary School
High Street, 
West Cornforth, 
Co Durham
DL17 9HP

Please note
This job is closed for applications.