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Willingham Primary School

Teaching Assistants

Level 2 Teaching Assistant Vacancies

Post 1:  18.75 hours per week – Permanent

9.00am to 1.00pm with a 15-minute morning break

5 days a week Term time only


Post 2:  26.5 hours per week – 1-year fixed contract

9.00am to 3.15pm with a 15-minute morning break and 45 minute lunch break

5 days a week Term time only


Willingham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check and a disqualification declaration are required for this post.

In line with guidance from the Safer Recruitment Consortium, an online search will be completed for shortlisted candidates. 

Teaching Assistant post available asap.  Please see Recruitment Pack for further information/details.

The salary is NJC 2023 SCP 5-6 (£23,500 to £23,893) fte. to be pro-rated for part time term time only working.

You will be a valuable member of the team working with the class teachers to support the children both in the class and during the lunch period. The successful applicant will need enthusiasm, patience and be caring and understanding.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Has high expectations of self and others
  • Loves to work with children and have an impact on their learning
  • Has a good knowledge of child development, the EYFS and primary curriculum and how children learn
  • Is reliable, hardworking and prepared to go the ‘extra mile’ for our children
  • Wants to be part of a professional and committed staff team
  • Is enthusiastic, flexible and willing to contribute to the vibrant life of our school
  • Wants to take part in training and on-going professional development
  • Is enthusiastic, flexible and willing to contribute to the vibrant life of our school

Benefits of working for us include:

  • On-going staff training and opportunities for professional development
  • Wonderful children who want to learn
  • A friendly and supportive staff team
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Government Pension Scheme.
  • Use of schools wrap around childcare provision.

Applications should be submitted using our application form, which can be downloaded below, together with a Recruitment Pack, or obtained from the school office.  We cannot accept CV’s.  Please include a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification.

Informal enquiries and visits to the school are welcomed and should be directed to Gemma Hassan, Inclusion Lead, email office@willingham.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01954 283030.

Closing Date:  Monday 24th June 2024 at 12pm
Short Listing:  Wednesday 25th June 2024
Interviews:  Monday 1st July 2024