• Band 5 (Level 2) Teaching Assistant

    REQUIRED FROM             15 April 2024 (or earlier if possible)

    CONTRACT TYPE               Permanent

    SALARY                                Band 5 – £23,500 whole time salary (pro rata – £18,368 actual salary)

    WORKING PATTERN       33.5 hours a week – Term Time Only + 5 PD Days

    CLOSING DATE                  Friday 9 February 2024

    INTERVIEWS                      Thursday 15 February 2024


    Rossmere Academy has a strong reputation as a school with inclusion at its heart. We have highly respected provision for children with SEND and take pride in training our staff to deliver high quality intervention programmes.

    At Rossmere we have given the title of ‘Learning Coach’ to our teaching assistants, to explain the importance we place on them coaching young children in their learning. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is keen to further develop their career as you will have your own area of learning to be responsible for.

    You will initially be working as a Learning Coach in Key Stage 1; delivering an intervention programme to children from several classes, teaching a phonics group and supporting children to access the curriculum in class. A willingness to move elsewhere in school in future is also required.

    The successful candidate will be someone who:

    • Has energy, enthusiasm and a passion for shaping young lives
    • Is resilient with a positive attitude as some days can be challenging
    • Is patient, kind and with a good sense of humour
    • Strives for excellence in their speech, behaviour management and modelling
    • Is keen to learn and to develop professionally

    We can offer all candidates:

    • Fantastic children, parents and families who deserve the very best
    • The opportunity to work in a team alongside friendly and happy staff
    • A very inclusive school that values what children can do rather than focusing on what they can’t do
    • The chance to be part of a school and Trust that values its staff
    • All training and CPD linked to the role, including training in Read Write Inc Phonics and other programmes suitable to the role

    Please contact the headteacher Caroline Reed on if you require further details or to arrange a visit to the school.

    Completed application forms should be sent to Janette Davison, School Business Manager no later than Friday 9 February 2024.

    Personal Specification – Teaching Assistant Band 5 (KS1)

    Application Form 23.24

    Extol Job Description – TA Band 5