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Year R Teaching Assistant

An exciting opportunity to work in a new primary school in Southampton

Recruiting now for September 2019

Part Time Teaching Assistant Year R (with MDS duties included) for Hope Community School, Southampton.

Salary – Scale NJC 10 - £16,863 FTE ( Part Time, Term-time only)

Actual Salary £9,812.61 (25 hours a week, 39 weeks a year,  9am - 2pm every day.)

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  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 ( eg gardener, cook, artist, an ICT whiz, dancer, photographer, musician…)

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday 3rd June 2019

Please send completed application forms to our Principal

Equal opportunities forms should be sent to

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing 10th June 2019

If you think this is you then find out more. Visit our website  or make an appointment to visit the school. To visit Hope Community School ring our school office on 02380 385122 or e-mail at

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subjective to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.