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Teaching Assistant Level 2

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Devonshire Primary Academy

Contract: Temporary (Until 31st August 2020)

Hours: 16 hours per week, Term Time Only

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171 per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: 2nd March 2020 Noon

The Governors of Devonshire Primary Academy are looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join the Early Years team.

The post is for a job share, 16 hours per week – term time only, and we envisage the days to be Wednesday pm, Thursday and Friday.  This is a temporary post until 31st August 2020, at which time it will be reviewed in line with the school budget.

We are a two form entry Academy in Blackpool and are lucky to have a high ratio of staff and excellent, modern facilities.  More information about our Academy can be found at

We are seeking an outstanding early years teaching assistant who is passionate about learning. The successful candidate will be highly ambitious for pupils and ensure they are truly engaged in their learning.  We are looking for someone who is committed to the children and has the drive to give the children the best experience and learning possible.  We have a wonderful outdoor provision and would like someone who is keen to support the children both inside and outside with creativity and adventure.

The successful candidate will:
- have high expectations of learning and behaviour for themselves and others
- provide a nurturing approach to teaching, behaviour and learning
- be supportive of the distinctive ethos and values of our Academy
- lead a range of focused activities that promote learning
- work as a team member and report back to supervisors and senior management
- have an understanding of the EYFS
- demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding our children's welfare and wellbeing

We can offer:
- a team of hardworking, dedicated staff
- the opportunity to be part of an improving school
- opportunities for continued professional development
- an opportunity to make a difference

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Visits to the Academy are encouraged and have been scheduled for Thursday 27th February at 9:30am.  If you wish to visit, please arrange this by emailing Miss Emily Jowett (Office Manager) at Please note the Academy is closed for the February half-term between Monday 17th February and Friday 21st February, and the phone line will be unavailable during this time.

For an application form please see here

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd March at 12:00 noon.  Application forms are returnable to Mrs Sam Drummond (Business Manager), preferably by email address at, or by post to:

Devonshire Primary Academy
Devonshire Road

Proposed Interview Date: 5th March 2020

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment.  Appointment is subject to successful references and an enhanced DBS.  The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful, you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.  Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at


Click here to view the Job Description.

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working hours

term time part time

application deadline

11 59 am

2nd Mar 2020

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