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Teaching Assistant and Mealtime Assistant at Chulmleigh Primary School


Chulmleigh Primary School

Part time, fixed term Teaching Assistant

Grade C - £9.81 per hour

(pay award pending)

22 hours per week x 39 weeks per annum


Part time, fixed term Mealtime Assistant

Grade A – £9.25 per hour

(pay award pending)

2 hours per week x 39 weeks per annum.

Required as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed, patient and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our team. The post involves supervising and providing support for pupils, including those with special needs, to enable access to learning. You will be providing general learning support to children within the classroom. Experience of working in Early Years would be beneficial, but we welcome applications from all candidates with suitable skills and experience. The role of the successful candidate will include providing help with learning tasks; feeding back to the teacher on progress made; encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own learning, self-care and promoting development of self-esteem, promoting independent learning, and supporting children to lead a healthy, active life. The working pattern is Monday to Thursday from 9am – 3.30pm (one-hour unpaid lunch break).

Candidates should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • A good standard of English and Mathematics
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patience and positivity
  • Support inclusion and be fully committed to ensuring the very best for all our pupils
  • The ability to support colleagues, use positive behaviour management strategies and ensure the school continues its excellent provision for all pupils

We are pleased to be able to offer the successful candidate an additional role as a Mealtime Assistant. The post involves supervising and providing support for pupils for 30 minutes Monday to Thursday during the lunch break. Duties include supervising mealtimes, undertaking playground duty, and leading and engaging in play activities.

Both roles are fixed term and expected to end on 31 August 2022.

An application form and job description are available from our website:  

Please download and complete the application form and email it to

As employers we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and in that regard have appropriate policies and procedures.  All staff undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and interviews will include questions about safeguarding children.

Closing date:  10am Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

    Interview date: Tuesday 9th November 2021