Teaching Assistant Level 3 – 12 hours + 5 days

Band 4 £24,294 - £25,978 FTE

(£6,777 - £7,246 pro-rata)

Fixed-term until 31st August 2025

Start date 2nd September 2024

The Governors of Corbridge Church of England First School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced teaching assistant to join our team in EYFS. We invite applications from candidates with proven skills and the commitment and desire to make a positive impact for our pupils.  We are looking for a teaching assistant who will become part of the team, demonstrating commitment, reliability and the desire to be fully involved in whole school activities. The role will require the successful candidate to lead by example and present as a positive role model to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in school. We need a dedicated and hard-working individual who shares the school values and aims, and can promote our Christian ethos within the school community.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is hardworking, dedicated and reliable.
  • Has excellent organisational skills and can prioritise work effectively.
  • Acts as a role model and sets personal high standards.
  • Can follow instructions and complete a variety of administration tasks.
  • Contributes to creating a safe and inspiring learning environment for our pupils.
  • Is a team player and effectively supports the classroom teacher.
  • Can communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and pupils.
  • Has the ability to promote the school’s ethos and reputation within the community.
  • Actively promotes inclusive practice within the classroom setting to ensure acceptance of all children.

In return we can offer:

  • A welcoming and committed team of staff, parents and governors.
  • An inspiring group of pupils who are polite and enjoy learning.
  • The chance to join a forward-thinking team who are dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • Opportunities for continual professional development.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post.

Our Child Protection Policy and Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found on our school website:

Informal discussions or visits to the school prior to interview are encouraged. Please

contact Mrs. Steele to arrange a visit. Tel: 01434 632534

Application forms can be downloaded from this website and are also available from the school by telephoning the school office. A curriculum vitae will only be accepted alongside an application form.

Completed applications should be returned directly to the school either by post to Suzanne Hart (Executive Headteacher), Corbridge CofE First School, St. Helen’s Lane, Corbridge, Northumberland. NE45 5JQ or by email to 

Closing date: Noon Friday 12 July 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 16 July 2024