Teaching Assistant - 2 Posts

Goosewell Primary Academy

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint two exceptional Teaching Assistants to join the school in November 2020.

Post:                           Teaching Assistant - 2 Posts

Start Date:                  November 2020

Location:                    Goosewell Primary Academy, Goosewell Road, Plymouth, PL9 9HD

Salary Range:            Grade C - SCP5-7, £19,312 rising to a maximum of £20,092 pro rata per annum, subject to experience

Hours/Contract:         Term-time only, part-time, Temporary contract until 31 August 2021: 17 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

The Role: We are seeking to appoint two Teaching Assistants to work throughout our primary school.

The Person:  This role would suit a graduate or an aspiring teacher; experience is not necessary, however, we do expect the following:

• GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Mathematics or equivalent
• Treat pupil’s with dignity, building relationships with mutual respect
• Have an ability to work independently and use own initiative
• Be able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults
• Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, be adaptable and open to new ideas and practices
• Able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a ‘can-do’ attitude
• Emotionally resilient and self-aware
• Be driven by a passion and commitment to inclusive education and raising standards for all

School Background: Goosewell Primary Academy is a member of the Reach South Academy Trust.  At Goosewell, we have over 500 children on roll from Reception to Year 6.

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 Lizaine Arnold, Office Manager on 01752 482960 or email at larnold@goosewell.plymouth.sch.uk for further information.


Job Description & Person Specification:  Teaching Assistant Job Description & Person Specification


To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to recruitment@reachsouth.org 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Sunday 18 October 2020. 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 Friday 23 October 2020.


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.

Telephone: 01752 987060


Email: info@reachsouth.org

Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730