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Teaching Assistant 2/3 with MDSA (Punnetts Town CP School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/231210/30330
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 27/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5 Hours TA 2/3 with 5 Hours MDSA
  • Salary: £20,812 - £21,575 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Heathfield

Job introduction

Hours of work: 22.5 Hours TA 2/3 with 5 Hours MDSA
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: To end July 2023

Closing date: Friday 27 January 2023

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Punnetts Town CP School, Battle Road, Punnetts Town Heathfield, TN21 9DE
Phone: 01435830361
Email: office@punnettstown.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://www.punnettstown.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

Teaching Assistant 2 or 3 and MDSA Position

Punnetts Town Community Primary School is a friendly, hardworking and supportive school with fantastic staff. We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for a new or experienced Teaching Assistant 2 or 3 (who would also have MDSA hours) to join our team on an exciting journey starting in February 2023.

Punnetts Town Community Primary School is a small, friendly, village school. We are privileged to work alongside Little Punnetts Pre–school who share our site, which allows us to offer education from 2 – 11 years. We believe that childhood is a precious time, and this underpins our aim to nurture our children's creativity, encourage their social development and create a love of learning within a culture of high expectations. We have 103 pupils on roll.

The position is a fixed term contract until the end of July 2023, with potential to extend further. The position comprises of 22 ½ hours TA2 or 3 and 5 hours MDSA per week, Monday to Friday, term time only. Hours can be negotiable.

The salary will be pro-rata from SS Grade 3 point 7 for the TA role and SS Grade 1 point 2 for the MDSA role.

The successful candidate will ideally have a TA qualification or equivalent, experience working as a TA in a school or in a childcare setting and GCSE English and Maths.

We are looking for someone who: - Enjoys working with children - Is enthusiastic - Is patient and understanding - Is committed to helping children achieve their best - Is committed to developing their own knowledge of the curriculum and supporting pupils - Has good levels of competency in Maths and English - Has experience in working within a school or childcare setting - Has knowledge of the National curriculum

We can offer you:

- A supportive, enthusiastic staff team of practitioners

- Opportunities to further develop as a practitioner

- A vibrant, friendly and well-resourced working environment.

- Governors who are committed to continuous improvement.

Candidates wishing to visit the school and/or have an informal chat before deciding whether or not to apply are very welcome to do so.

Please telephone the Bursar/Secretary, Mrs Anita Saunders on 01435 830361 or email office@punnettstown.e-sussex.sch.uk An application pack can also be requested from the school office.

Completed application forms should be returned to the School Office by email to office@punnettstown.e-sussex.sch.uk

Closing date for applications is 12:00 pm on Friday 27 January 2023, with interviews taking place on Monday 30 January 2023.

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.

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.


Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/231210/30330
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 27/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5 Hours TA 2/3 with 5 Hours MDSA
  • Salary: £20,812 - £21,575 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Heathfield

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