Behaviour Lead Teaching Assistant

Malmesbury Park Primary Academy

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Behaviour Lead Teaching Assistant to join the school as soon as possible.

Post:                           Behaviour Lead Teaching Assistant

Start Date:                  As Soon As Possible

Location:                    Malmesbury Park, Lowther Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LU                                          

Salary Range:            Grade 5, SCP 10 £21,322 per annum pro-rata

Actual Salary:             £17,484.84 per annum

Hours/Contract:         Part-time, term-time, temporary position until 31 August 2022: 35 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

The Role: We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teaching assistant to take a lead on behaviour improvement at Malmesbury Park Primary Academy.

The role will involve working as part of the support staff team at Malmesbury Park Primary Academy to provide high quality intervention work, dealing with challenging behaviour, and working with children to overcome any underlying issues that cause difficult behaviour. Part of the role will entail developing strong relationships with parents, carers and children alike.

The Person: The ideal candidate will be hard working, friendly and outgoing. They will have an enthusiasm for working with children, particularly those with complex behavioural challenges. They will have a talent for engaging with sometimes complex children, encouraging social interaction, developing independence, self esteem and encouraging all individuals to achieve their goals.

The right person will be confident in dealing with challenging behaviour and understanding complex social and emotional issues. They will be resilient, be able to modify their communication for all kinds of situations and show experience of working with challenging children.

School Background: Malmesbury Park is a highly popular academy, with a warm, caring, friendly ethos. The two units attached to the school are well established and are very highly regarded with one for children with social communication difficulties and one for children who find working in a mainstream class challenging.   Parents actively support their children and engage in many aspects of school life including extensive fund raising. The local governing body also take a full and active part in the life of the school.

Malmesbury Park is a successful, highly regarded three-form entry primary academy with a PAN of 682. The Academy was inspected in January 2018 and received a Good rating:  ‘The  school  is  a  welcoming,  friendly  environment  in  which  to  learn. Parents and carers  are overwhelmingly  happy  with  the  school. They appreciate the  extra  support  and  care   that  staff  provide.’

Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.


Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Joe Colegrove, Office Manager on 01202 291227 or email at for further information.


Job Description:  Behaviour Lead Teaching Assistant Job Description

Person Specification: Behaviour Lead Teaching Assistant Person Specification

To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 7 February 2021 at Midnight. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification. It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 February 2021.


Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.



Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.