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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Woodlands Primary School
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Contract Type
Full Time
£20,213 to £20,551 (with under 5 years’ service)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
16th April 2024 11:59 PM
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Job ID
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Start Date
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412971

Contract Type: 37 hours, term time only

Contract Term: Permanent

Salary: £23,500 to £23,893 FTE

Actual Salary £20,213 to £20,551 (with under 5 years’ service)

Start Date: Following recruitment checks

Closing Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

Interview Date:  W/c 22 April 2024

The School

Woodlands Primary School is a 2-form entry primary and nursery for children aged 2-11 in the vibrant South Sheffield community of Gleadless Valley. They popular and over-subscribed school has around 500 pupils.

In February 2022, Ofsted graded Woodlands as strongly Good. Woodlands is part of Mercia Learning Trust, and enjoys the numerous benefits of being part of a successful and growing multi-academy trust.

If you share our belief in high expectations for all children, possess resilience and a strong work ethic, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

Woodlands Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant at Level 2 to join our hardworking and supportive team. The successful candidate will work with a brilliant staff team and a forward thinking, passionate Senior Leadership Team to support the youngest children in school. We want someone who understands how children develop, who understands the early stages of learning and someone who delivers everything in a high quality way.

As a Teaching Assistant, this is a vital role in supporting the classroom teacher, assisting in the delivery of engaging lessons and providing individualised attention to students. The responsibilities will include facilitating small group activities, helping to create a positive learning environment, and offering support to children with additional needs.

The Candidate

Ambitious and a team player, you will have the vision, enthusiasm and drive to build on the strong foundations that already exist in the school.  You will be innovative and resilient as well as supportive of colleagues and students.  You will be passionate about working within the primary setting, participating in CPD opportunities and responding effectively to feedback.

The right candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of early child development and apply this in the classroom
  • deliver high quality support/interventions for both groups and individuals
  • develop positive relationships with students, parents and staff
  • have strong Numerical Skills
  • have strong literacy skills, to be able to deliver small group phonics
  • have experience ideally gained within a busy and demanding environment
  • have an ability to work using their own initiative
  • have an alignment to a can-do culture
  • possess the capability to maintain effective relationships
  • have a high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults
  • display the talent to adapt to changing situations and learn new skills
  • own a keen eye for ensuring the safety of our pupils
  • hold strong principles that are aligned with the school

As a person you should be professional and committed to improving the lives of the children in our school as well as safeguarding their wellbeing and happiness and developing them as people.   


Safeguarding Statement:

Woodlands Primary School 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. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School