Current Vacancies

Classroom Teaching Assistant

Salary:  Grade 5 £18,426 - £19,171 (pro-rata) £9.55-£9.94 per hour

Closing Date: 23rd September 2020

Interviews: week beginning 28th September 2020

Organisation: The Minerva Learning Trust

Employment Type:  Part-time, term-time only

Location:  Burton Bradstock

Contact Name:  Mrs C Staple, Headteacher

Address:  Church Street, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset.  DT6 4QS

Telephone:  01308 897369




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.  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 the class teacher

•         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 from our school website

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: 23rd September 2020

Interviews will be held during week beginning 28th September

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


Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching Assistant Person Specification

Application form