Teaching Assistant

Fixed Term until August 2025 in the first instance

From Grade 15 Point 3 to 4 depending on experience

17.5hours Monday to Friday 12 till 3.30pm to include lunch cover.


An exciting opportunity has come up at our small village school to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to become part of our friendly and supportive team.

The successful candidates will be supporting children in Key Stage 2.  Experience in either Key Stage would be beneficial

We are looking for someone:

  • Who is calm, flexible and imaginative.
  • Has good interpersonal skills and is able to use their initiative as well as working well in a team.
  • Has a good level of English, Maths and IT skills.
  • Who is able to offer experience in an alternative curriculum area, such as IT or a language. (Desirable)


This role will be classroom-based with the successful candidate taking direction from the class teacher and SENCO to provide high quality support to small groups of children and individuals.


A willingness to undertake the following training is essential:

  • Children Protection and Prevent Training
  • First Aid Training


The successful candidate will be:

  • Committed to safeguarding and confidentiality.
  • Committed to inclusion and equality.
  • Professional, reliable and flexible.
  • Calm and consistent.
  • Able to follow school policies and guidelines.
  • Able to cooperate and liaise well with the SENDCo and other professionals.


The school is able to offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • The opportunity to work with an experienced and enthusiastic school team.
  • A commitment to professional development.
  • A caring and innovative atmosphere.


Visits to the school are welcome. Please phone 01935 862568 to arrange this.

For all posts, previous experience of such work would be an advantage. However, we will encourage and support individuals who have the potential to undertake this type of work.


Closing date: 16th February

Interviews: week beginning the 26th February

Start Date: ASAP

West Coker VC Primary School is responsible for safe recruitment and promotes the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks, background and online checks.

For further details on this post, please contact our team:

Job Application Form for all School Staff 2024

Learning Support Assistant Job Description