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Teaching assistant | MEAL TIME ASSISTANT

Required: ASAP

Hours per week: 30 HOURS PER WEEK (Monday – FRIDAY) SPLIT AS ta 27.5 |MTA 2.5

Working weeks: 38 weeks (term time)

Status: Permanent / Part Time  

Starting Salary: TA £11.18 per hour (pending pay award £12.18) | MTA £10.60 PER HOUR (pending pay award £11.60)

Grade: C | A

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 25th September 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 27th September 2023

Are you passionate about making a difference to children’s lives?

Witheridge C of E Academy is a wonderful primary school situated in the beautiful North Devon countryside near Tiverton. They are a caring and happy school with a passion for children's learning and well-being.  As a small school they are able to personalise the learning every child receives and offer an enriching curriculum. Witheridge C of E Academy currently has just over 100 pupils who are inspired by high quality teaching coupled with excellent facilities. 

It’s a fantastic opportunity to join a team where you will be valued, welcomed, and supported within a friendly staff environment. Additional benefits include, Membership of a generous pension scheme (TP/ LGPS).  Access to Medigold Occupational Health who provide our employees with a range of free health and wellbeing benefits including access to Thrive; a mental wellbeing app. Free Eye tests and Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Cycle to work and IT schemes, a Competitive Salary, Wellbeing and Long Service days.

The appointed person will work in close partnership with the class teacher and will help to support the pupils to engage with their learningIn-service training will be provided where appropriate.

In addition to the teaching assistant hours, there are 2.5 further hours available worked over 5 lunchtimes per week as a Mealtime Assistant at Grade A (£10.60 per hour).  The post holder will engage with pupils during the lunch time break to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for them.

TEAM Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check will be undertaken and references taken up before interview. All shortlisted candidates are subject to a pre-employment online search prior to interview.

An application form should be fully completed; we do not accept CV’s.

We actively welcome visits to our schools. Should you have any further questions or wish to arrange a visit, please make contact with Witheridge C of E Academy Head of School, Lucy Ratcliffe, via

Full details and application form can be found below. 

Application should be hand delivered, posted or emailed to Sam Stobbs, via