Teaching Assistant - Temporary

Employer: Wheelock Primary School
Salary: £21,575 pro rata per annum
Location: Crewe Road, Wheelock, Sandbach
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
Hours: 31.15 hours per week. 39 weeks per year.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 01/12/2023 at 14:15
Reference: P/23/261380

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and hard-working Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team of staff at Wheelock Primary School.

The position will primarily be supporting a child who will be in KS2 on a 1 to 1 basis, but will also involve other 1 to 1 and small group work both inside and outside the classroom, as directed by the class teacher. The position is offered on a temporary basis, and the contract will be linked to the child’s attendance at the school and will be terminated if they were to leave. The position available is to start on 22nd January 2023

Experience of working with children with SEND would be an advantage. A nurturing and inclusive approach is essential. They are expected to be well organised and flexible with high expectations of attainment, achievement and behaviour and have a drive to make a difference to the education of all pupils. They will have excellent communication skills and evidence of continued professional development. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of our successful and forward-thinking primary school. Wheelock is part of the Learning for Life Partnership Multi Academy Trust (MAT) and the Trust offers outstanding opportunities for peer learning and development.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at the Learning for Life Partnership. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater outcomes for children.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Stringent Checks and Vetting Procedures apply to all posts as part of our Safeguarding Policy.


In return we will offer the successful candidate:

• A welcoming school with friendly, enthusiastic and supportive staff

• Inquisitive and self-motivated children to inspire

• Staff benefits

• Employee Assistance Programme

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact officemanager@wheelock.cheshire.sch.uk


Hours: 31.15 hours per week, working Monday to Friday 8.30am to 12.15pm and 1.00pm to 3.30pm 

Weeks: 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Actual salary range: £15,673 to £15,959

The closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2023 @ 5.00pm

Shortlisting: Monday 4th December 2023

Interviews: Week Commencing 11th December 2023

Job start date: 22/01/2024


The Learning Partnership 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 appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

In line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 The Learning Partnership does not request attendance or medical information on candidates for posts prior to appointment. We will, however, seek a post-appointment reference for successful candidates, which will include questions relating to attendance records. Appointments will be made subject to this reference and the Trust may, in some circumstances, withdraw the offer of appointment on the basis of information received, again having full regard to the requirements of the Equality Act.

The Learning Partnership is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and the elimination of discrimination; all applicants should note that they will be considered on the basis of suitability regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation and marital status or any other discrimination which is unfair or unreasonable. We are proud to be an employer that holds Disability Committed and Menopause Friendly status. The Trust supports CIPD’s #FlexFrom1st campaign and is ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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