Chilton Primary School

Learn with passion to live with purpose

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

From February 2023

Salary Grade 4/4 £19,264 FTE
for 32.5 hours a week


At Chilton we use our core values to underpin a curriculum that puts the child at the centre of our school, where positive relationships, based on mutual trust and respect are at the heart of everything we do.  We want all of our children to have an education where there are limitless possibilities, to be the best they can be so that they can make a positive contribution to the world around them.


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and caring teaching assistant to join our supportive team.  You will work alongside the class teacher to provide general classroom support, work with small groups of children and give 1:1 support to children with additional needs across the week. You will also be part of our whole school lunchtime supervision team each day.


The successful candidate must have:


  • Enthusiasm to work with children.
  • Have the ability to follow directions, think for themselves and in time have the confidence to take initiative.  
  • A sense of humour and the ability to work with others sensitively are both essentials.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, building relationships with children, staff and parents.
  • A passion for nurturing the emotional wellbeing of children.
  • A willingness to learn on the job.
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable in your work.


It would be desirable to have:


  • Experience of working with children.
  • A knowledge of how to support children with additional needs.
  • Ability to differentiate and support children with their learning, communication and interactions.


We are looking for the right person for the role and will consider applications with a range of experience. Further training and support will be given once you are part of our friendly team.


Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed.  For an informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit, please telephone our Office Manager, Mrs Froud.


Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd February 2023

Interviews:  Wedneday 8 February 2023


Chilton Primary School reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement in advance of the closing date if a suitable person is found sooner.


Completed application forms should be emailed to:


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Pre-employment checks will be undertaken and references will be applied for prior to interviews.

Due to this post having access to children, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.