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Teaching Assistant 3 + MDSA (Mark Cross)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24609/11303
  • Published: Fri 20/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/01/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 17.5 (TA) + 3 (MDSA) hours per week
  • Salary: £18,933 to £19,312 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN6 3PJ

Job introduction

Hours of work: 12 hours working with our Yr5/6 pupils + 5.5 hours PPA cover = total 17.5 hours TA3 and 3 hours MDSA per week (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: the duration of maternity leave

Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Mark Cross Primary School, Mark Cross, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3PJ
Phone: 01892 852866
Website: https://www.markcrossce.e-sussex.sch.uk/
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.  

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and well organised Teaching Assistant 3/MDSA to cover maternity leave in our small school team on the following days:

TA3 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 12 pm - 12 hours (working with Yrs 5/6)

(There would also be the opportunity of 5.5 hours in addition to this to cover PPA for any candidate with the necessary skills - TA3 PPA cover - Monday and Weds 1 - 3 pm and Friday 1.15 - 2.45 pm - 5.5 hours)

MDSA - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 - 1 pm - 3 hours

Start date will be 22 February 2021, as soon as successful pre-employment checks have been completed.

The successful candidate will have school based experienced and be

  • highly organised, hardworking and pay attention to detail.
  • able to maintain confidentiality.
  • able to communicate effectively.
  • able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • able to maintain efficient record keeping systems.

Come and be part of our friendly and successful team in a beautiful countryside setting. Our children are delightful, hard working and a pleasure to be with.

Closing date for applications Monday 4 January 2021.

Interviews will be held week beginning 11 January 2021 either in person or via Microsoft Teams according to the current Covid 19 restrictions.

Application packs are available via the school office (before 18 December 2020) or website: office@markcrossce.e-sussex.sch.uk.  (Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@thewealdfederation.org)

01892 852866


The Weald Federation was formed in September 2019 with the amalgamation of Saxonbury (Frant and Mark Cross) and Aspire (Mayfield and Five Ashes) Federations. The schools are working together to enhance both the academic and pastoral opportunities for the pupils.  The larger federation also offers staff a wide variety of CPD and career progression opportunities

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24609/11303
  • Published: Fri 20/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/01/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 17.5 (TA) + 3 (MDSA) hours per week
  • Salary: £18,933 to £19,312 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN6 3PJ