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Teaching Assistant Level 2

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Leigh Westleigh Methodist Primary

Please note the employer for this position is The Acorn Trust, not Wigan Council.


Acorn Trust

Westleigh Start Well Family Centre

Westleigh Lane




The main base for the role will be Westleigh Methodist Primary School but the post holder may be asked to work at other schools within the Trust.


Salary: Grade 3, £10,255 - £10,990 per annum. £8.74 - £9.37 per hour

27 hours 30 minutes per week, term time working 38 weeks per year


Temporary until August 2019


Required for as soon as possible


Executive Headteacher: Mrs A Burkes

Acorn Trust CEO: Mrs JA Hewitt


The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant to join our school who:

Will maintain the exceptionally high standards of teaching and learning established at the school

Will demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills

Will be an active member of our school team and contribute to the school’s Christian and nurturing ethos


You will need to be confident and supportive with strong behaviour management and excellent nurturing skills in order to provide the extra motivation to inspire our pupils to reach their goals. Previous experience working with children is essential.


In return you will benefit from a highly skilled and supportive staff team.


Applications are returnable to the school via email or by post with a letter of application which makes reference to the job description / person specification.  This should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 with a font size of 12


Applicants wishing to visit school please contact us (01942 702967) to arrange an appointment


To view the details relating to this position and to access the application form, please click the links below:

Job Profile and Person Specification.pdf
Application Form.docx

If you require any further information, please contact the school on 01942 702967 or email Website:


Shortlisting date: Tuesday 30 October


Interview date: Wednesday 7 November


This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures


Westleigh Methodist Primary School and The Acorn Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

salary from




working hours

term time part time

application deadline

11 59 pm

28th Oct 2018

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