Teaching Assistant (initially for one year) with PPA cover and Breakfast/Afterschool Club duties

Vacancy Position

Teaching Assistant (initially for one year) with PPA cover and Breakfast/Afterschool Club duties


CV10 0FG


Warwickshire NJC Scale F £19,544 to £21,166.00 pro rata

Start Date

About The Role

Amazing Teaching Assistant needed!
(initially for Year 1) with PPA cover and Breakfast/Afterschool Club duties

Location: Lower Farm Academy, Milking Lane, Nuneaton, CV10 0FG
Salary: Warwickshire NJC Scale F £19,544 to £21,166.00 pro rata
Hours: 27.5 hours over 39 weeks term-time / 44.65 paid weeks per annum
Start Date: 01 September 2020
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 20th April 2020
Interviews: Monday 27 April 2020

Do you want to join an exciting new school at the start of its journey? Do you have a passion for working with young children and want to make a difference? Then this position could be just what you’re looking for!

Lower Farm Academy is a brand-new Academy which opened its doors for the first time in September 2019 to our first Reception class. From September 2020, we will have our first Year 1 class alongside a new Reception intake as we continue to grow year on year as new Reception cohorts joins us.

We are looking for a highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our new staff team.
You need to be committed to providing children with exceptional learning opportunities in a fun and caring environment, committed to teamwork, have a can-do attitude with a good sense of humour and be prepared to go that extra mile.

In turn, we can offer you:

• Great facilities to create a vibrant, stimulating learning environment for children
• An opportunity for you to put your mark on a ‘blank canvas’ and contribute to the development of a new school – ‘a once in a career opportunity’
• A supportive Leadership team who will encourage innovation and initiative
• A wider network within REAch2 Multi Academy Trust of support, exceptional practice and excellent CPD.

REAch2 Multi Academy Trust is a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance.  REAch2 are a Living Wage Employer.

If you feel you have all the necessary attributes, are highly motivated, committed to making a positive difference to children’s lives and want to be part of creating a legacy for the future – apply now! We look forward to receiving your application.

In addition, a number of hours will be needed to help run our breakfast/after school clubs which will run until 6pm at the latest if required. We anticipate this being 3 afternoons a week initially and will be subject to review once numbers area confirmed.

How to apply:

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Andy How, Head Teacher at head@lowerfarmacademy.org or telephone 02475 267760.

Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to sbm@lowerfarmacademy.org by 12 noon on Monday 20th April 2020.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview on Monday 27th April 2020. In the event that the current restrictions regarding Schools, due to Coronavirus, are still in place, this interview will be conducted remotely by Zoom. Candidates will also be required to complete a planning task as part of the selection process.
Lower Farm Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In applying for this post, you are required to submit:
• A completed REAch2 Academy Trust Application form. Please note the panel will place considerable emphasis on Section 5 – Personal Statement and this should not exceed two sides of A4.

When completing your application form, please follow these guidelines:
 – You may choose to provide your details by hand or use a computer, please complete all sections in black.
 – Do not submit a CV instead of an application form.
 – When e-mailing your application, please ensure it is marked ‘Confidential’.

• A completed online REAch2 Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Lower Farm Academy has a rigorous Child Protection policy and is committed to the welfare of every child. Consequently, all short-listed candidates will be asked for two references before interview and these could be followed up with a verbal discussion with your referee.

If successful, your enhanced DBS check will be carried out irrespective of any previous checks and a Disqualification Declaration form will also be required.

Candidates will be expected to self-disclose information to us should there be any current or historical convictions, any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not “protected” (i.e. filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013.

If you would like any further information to assist you in your application, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Application Email
School Location
Nuneaton and Bedworth, England CV10 0FG