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Early Years Teaching Assistant Level 2

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Bedford Hall Methodist Primary

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

Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School
Breaston Avenue

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

Salary: Grade 3, £8,489 - £8,832 per annum. £9.36 - £9.74 per hour

21 hours 15 minutes per week, term time working 38 weeks per year

Temporary until August 2020

Required as son as possible

Headteacher: Mrs A Burkes
Acorn Trust CEO: Mrs JA Hewitt

Due to increasing pupil numbers, the Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Early Years 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

We seek to appoint a Teaching Assistant who:
  • Is confident and supportive
  • Has strong behaviour management
  • Has excellent nurturing skills
  • Is able to motivate and inspire our pupils to reach their goals
  • Has previous experience of working with children

In return our unique school offers you:
  • A popular and over-subscribed school with supportive parents and a welcoming local community
  • A strong and supportive leadership team with a clear sense of strategic vision
  • A supportive and highly committed staff with high expectations, who are willing to help each other
  • Well resourced, safe and stimulating learning environments
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Strong working partnerships within the Trust
  • Pupils with positive attitudes to learning, who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school
  • Children who are eager to learn and flourish
  • The opportunity to make a difference
  • An enthusiastic and supportive Governing Body
  • The support of a strong and skilled Trust Central Team
  • A fully encompassing Employee Assistance Programme

All application forms should be returned by email to 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.

At the Acorn Trust we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We work to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures contained in our Safeguarding Policy apply to all staff, volunteers and governors.

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

Application Form
Job Profile

If you require any further information or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the school on 01942 777706 or email Website:

Shortlisting date: Monday 16 December 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 18 December 2019

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures

The employer is committed to safeguarding

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15th Dec 2019

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