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
£21,189 - £21,968 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 3 £21,189 – £21,968 pro rata, pay award pending
Temporary – Required from 1st January 2024 (or sooner if possible) until 31st August 2024

The Governors of West Cornforth Primary School wish to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant to join this popular and successful school.
The post is to start from January 2024 or sooner if possible.

The role is varied and involves working with individuals as well as small groups. The successful candidate 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

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, if successful, you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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

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

Tel: 01740 654315
Email: westcornforth@durhamlearning.net
Website: https://www.westcornforth.durham.sch.uk/
Please note
This job is closed for applications.