School Logo

Shipham Church of England First School



Shipham First School Vacancy


Teaching Assistant – Reception/Year 1 class


21.5 hours per week over 3 days and 1 morning – Term-Time only With a half hour unpaid lunchbreak each day Scale 15 £18,562 - £18,933 per annum pro rata (Actual Salary £8960 - £9139) Required as soon as possible – Fixed Term until 31.08.2022


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic teaching assistant to work in our Reception / Year 1 class in partnership with our dynamic and successful staff team.

Job Title:         Teaching Assistant (Reception / Year 1)

Location:         Shipham CE First School

Responsible to: The Headteacher


We are looking for someone who:

· has experience of working with children in the early years

· is flexible, caring, calm, creative and resilient

· can demonstrate good communication, listening and questioning skills

· has an insight into developing social and emotional skills

· is committed to inclusion

· will play a role in promoting high standards in teaching and learning and behaviour within the class and across the school


Safeguarding Requirement

Shipham CE First School is committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedure to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.


Closing date: Friday 8th October 2021

Interview date: TBC


To apply for this position, please complete a support staff application form, (which is available on our website), together with a letter of application for the attention of Jo Macleod. Your letter should be no more than two pages of A4, detailing your experience to date and why you are the best candidate for the position. Completed applications should be returned by post to Turnpike Road, Shipham, BS25 1TX or by email to

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure Procedure