Current Vacancies

20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3pm).

Salary: Dorset Grade 5, term time only.


Burton Bradstock CE Primary School is a small primary situated in a coastal village that serves the local community.  We have strong links with the church and our school values of Respect, Friendship, Happiness, Peace and Love form our ethos. We value the contribution of every member of our team and are keen to welcome other like-minded staff.


We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Teaching Assistant to work in KS1 or KS2.  The post is for 20 hours per week and term time only.

You will be:

calm, kind, patient and supportive

enthusiastic, imaginative and creative

an excellent communicator

skilled at building good relationships with children, parents and staff

friendly and have a professional manner

experienced in KS1/KS2 with a good understanding of the national curriculum

confident in supporting learning for groups and individual children

willing and able to follow instructions and guidance from the class teacher/SENCo

able to set clear guidelines and expectations, and use own initiative

motivated and determined to ensure learning for all children

keen to give to the life of the school

committed to the Christian and nurturing ethos of the school


In return we can offer:

a warm and caring environment in which to work

a friendly and supportive staff who are flexible and work well in a team

enthusiastic children who are keen to learn

effective continuing professional development within a supportive multi-academy trust (The Minerva Learning Trust)


The role will include:
supporting in class
supporting pupils to understand work
liaising with teacher to ensure that work is appropriate for the pupil
delivering specific programmes and interventions to address difficulties
promoting inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
setting high expectations
promoting self-esteem and independence
supporting the team in all aspects of preparation and delivery of classroom learning
You will be expected to cover the teacher for PPA during 1 afternoon a week.

Burton Bradstock CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check in line with the Government’s safer recruitment guidelines.

Our school values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

Information about our school is available on the school website at and visits to our school are warmly welcomed.  Please make an appointment at the school office. 

Apply and submit your application via the “Dorset for You” website Or you can download an application form below.

Please send completed applications by e-mail to

Or if preferred, by post or by hand, addressed to Miss Claudia Granger at the school office.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15th May 2019.

Interviews will be held on: week beginning 20th May 2019.

N.B. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted following the short listing process.


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