Teaching Assistants

Digby CE Primary School, Church Road, Digby, LN4 3LZ.

Job Category
Schools - Support
Job Location(s)
Digby, Dunston
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Contact Name
Sharon Keane
Contact Phone Number
01526 320630
Contact Email Address
Closing Date
Job Reference


Executive Headteacher: Mrs Emma Negus-Hill

Three Posts

Teaching Assistant Level 1

Required from 2nd November 2020

1 TEACHING ASSISTANT LEVEL 1-based at Dunston St.Peter’s CE Primary School-Hours to be confirmed

2 x 1: 1 TEACHING ASSISTANT LEVEL 1– based at Digby Church of England School-Hours to be confirmed for both posts.

Pay Grade G3 (£15,807- £17,419 pro rata and equated. £9.32 - £10.17 per hour)

To start on 2nd November 2020.

Term time only – 39 weeks per year

Exciting opportunities have arisen within our Federation in both Dunston St.Peter’s CE Primary and Digby CE Primary school. The federation benefits from an experienced and supportive team of teachers.

Our schools are small, friendly and successful village schools. We believe in offering an exciting and engaging curriculum and welcome teachers with a sense of fun and creativity. We are ‘small schools with wide horizons’!

We have a caring ethos and we have a supportive and friendly staff team, with well-behaved children.

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and committed team members to join our happy and dedicated school family to provide support for the children in school. There are 3 Teaching Assistant posts available, one general Teaching Assistant at Dunston St.Peter’s Primary. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across the whole primary phase.  Hours for this are still to be confirmed.

We also have 2 x 1:1 posts available at Digby CE Primary, to work with 2 x Reception pupils who have EHCPs. Both pupils require support to ensure that there are as many opportunities to enable them to integrate and socialise with their peers and to be able to access the curriculum. Knowledge and experience of working within the EYFS and /or with SEND would be beneficial. Hours for these posts will also be confirmed on application.

A relevant NVQ 2 is desirable, as is any recent primary school-based experience of supporting children within this age group.  The post-holders may be asked to work on a one to one basis with children or lead the learning of small groups.

As well as supporting academic learning, the role will involve nurturing the social and behavioural development of the children.

Calmness, a good sense of humour and the ability to build relationships are essential qualities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to safeguarding
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to inspire and motivate our children to reach their full potential
  • Positive and supportive relationships with staff and pupils
  • An adaptable and flexible attitude! Essential in a small school!
  • Embraces collaborative working and is willing to share good practice
  • A sense of fun to learning

We can offer you: -

  • A school which has a caring ethos
  • Enthusiastic, well behaved children who love to learn
  • A calm, happy and focused learning environment
  • A supportive and friendly staff team

You are welcome to come and visit our school, by appointment.

Closing date to express your interest: Friday 9th October 2020 at midday

Interview Date: w/c 19th October 2020

Digby CE Primary, Dunston St.Peter’s and Nocton Community Primary Schools are part of the Spires Federation and this contract of employment may, on occasion, mean you are requested to work on our Dunston or Nocton site.

For further information and an application pack, please download from our website at http://www.spiresfederation.co.uk/Vacancies.asp

Alternatively please contact the school office on 01526 320630. Applications (we cannot accept CVs) are to be sent for the attention of Miss E. Hill via admin@spiresfederation.co.uk

Spires Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and safeguarding checks. References will be taken prior to interview.


When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.


When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.


In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council 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.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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