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Teaching Assistant

Closing date : 08/06/22 - 12 noon

Job Start Date: 01/09/2022

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time

Salary Details: NJC 6 depending on Experience.

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday, Term Time only (39 weeks) 8.30am - 4pm

Location of Role: Southampton

Job/Person Summary

For September 2022 - We are recruiting an experienced, passionate and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work with primary aged children some of whom have learning difficulties and all of whom have gifts, talents and enthusiasm for learning. If you are looking for an adventure and opportunity then we would like to hear from you.

New Generation Schools Trust, working with the local community in the centre of Southampton, opened Hope Community School in September 2017 to meet the increasing demand for places in the local area. Through a Christian ethos and strategically planned personalised curriculum delivered in partnership with other outstanding education partners, the school has recently received an Ofsted report of good and provides an excellent education experience for children and families. With our child-centred, family-focused and community-oriented approach to education we will enable our pupils to achieve fantastic things. 

We are looking for a well-educated, flexible and confident team player who has experience of working with children in a school. The job involves supporting children’s learning, assisting class teachers, and helping to make and maintain a positive, organised, efficient learning environment. You will be part of a team working collaboratively to develop outstanding practice.  If you feel you are ready for this challenge we would be delighted to welcome you to our dynamic team.

We can offer you a very friendly and supportive working environment in our community focused school. 

We will appoint someone who:

  • Has excellent all round communication skills 
  • Has experience of working in a classroom in a school or educational setting
  • Is educated to at least A level or IB standard and preferably is a graduate
  • Can read and write fluently, has very good spelling and is confident in maths (at least GCSE or equivalent)
  • Can demonstrate self-confidence, common sense and maturity
  • Is flexible and practical
  • Understands how children learn
  • Use ICT confidently
  • Bring an additional skill to our schools (e.g. gardener, cook, artist, an ICT whiz, dancer, photographer, musician…)

Application Procedure

If you would like to come and visit the school, please call our school office on 02380 385122 to arrange an appointment.

An application & equal opportunities form is available for download below.

Please send completed application & equal opportunities forms to the Business & Finance Manager, Naomi Pakes-Geddes - email:

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing 13th June 2022.

Safer Recruitment

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks. If you have a disability and require any reasonable adjustments that will enable you to apply for this position, then please let us know