Teaching Assistant (Full Time 32.5 hours)

Teaching Assistant

Salary: £22,737 - £23,500 per annum  Actual Salary: £17,156 - £17,732 per annum

32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) Term Time only (39 weeks per annum)


Start date: ASAP

Closing date: 9 am on Monday 22nd April 2024

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed


Fernhurst Primary School is set in spacious grounds in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, where pupils have a strong sense of community with a set of shared values which underpin the life of the school and drive the curriculum. The dedicated team of staff and Governors strive to create an environment in which every child is a happy and successful learner. The school, provides a rich curriculum, enhanced by Forest School and opportunities to engage in sport, music and drama and to participate in village life.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant colleague to join our team. You will be a confident classroom practitioner, an enthusiastic team player with high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour. You will be committed to improving standards and ensuring all learners achieve their very best and have the skills to create a stimulating and purposeful learning environment.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to communicate with a wide range of people, including children, their parent/carers and colleagues. You will have a positive attitude, be resilient and hard working with the ability to work on your own initiative while understanding the need to work as part of a cohesive team to secure the best possible learning and teaching for all.

Educated to GCSE C or equivalent and with a high standard of literacy and numeracy, you will have a good working knowledge of the primary national curriculum, ideally having experience of effective teaching to pre-determined plans, and have developed skills to motivate and stimulate learning whilst ensuring appropriate pupil behaviour.

The school is part of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust. Each academy has a unique identity, but a shared belief of creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued and proud to be part of the Trust.  We value and develop our staff, and can provide you with the training you require and wider opportunities for growth.  You will be eligible to join the local government pension scheme and have access to benefits such as a discount card off a wide range of outlets.

For full details and an application pack please visit our website at www.unicat.org.uk/find-job  For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Zoe Fuller via email zfuller@fernhurst.w-sussex.sch.uk 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.