Staff Vacancies

Southmead Primary is an inclusive school and the children are at the heart of everything we do.  All staff are encouraged to build positive relationships with children, parents and visitors to the school.  Southmead Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for all posts.

We make a commitment to employ and retain disabled people.

If you require any documents or forms in different formats, or need to apply in a different manner, please let us know.

Teaching Assistant – SEND Pupil Support and Mealtime Assistant

17.5 hours per week / 39 weeks

£9.18 - £9.36 per hour

MTA - 5 hours / 38 weeks

£9.00 per hour

To start with immediate effect

Southmead Primary School is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistant to support a child in KS2. We are looking for a motivated team player who has experience of working with children with social/emotional needs. A positive, calm and encouraging attitude along with clear and consistent boundary setting is essential, as is kindness, patience and an ability to use your initiative. We are looking for applicants who are dedicated to making a difference to children’s lives and to ensure every child has the opportunities they deserve.  In return, we can offer you a friendly, inclusive school with an exciting and motivating curriculum. We have the community at the heart of our education, where we work together to enjoy learning and provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to help them in the future. You will be working alongside an experienced and supportive team and there will be ongoing opportunities for training.


This post is on a fixed term contract attached to the pupil’s SEND funding and the continued attendance of the pupil at Southmead Primary School and their need for support.


We are looking for someone with the following essential qualities:


  • Experience of working with a child with social, emotional and mental health needs

  • Experience of setting clear and consistent boundaries

  • Evidence of building nurturing relationships

  • An ability to work within a team

  • GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, in English and Maths


The following qualities are desirable, but not essential:


•             Experience of a using a range of strategies to manage behaviours that challenge

•             Knowledge of the KS2 curriculum

•             Experience delivering 1-1 and/or small group sessions in reading, writing and maths

•             Experience of record keeping and target setting


Informal visits to the school are welcomed by arrangement. Please email to arrange this.


If you would like to apply for this post please complete the attached application form and email it to or post to the school for the attention of the SENDCo.


Southmead Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for this post.


Closing date:  12 noon on 28th August 2020  

Job Description

Application Form 

Meal Time Assistant – Cover

We are looking for people who have an hour or so to spare between either 11.50am – 1.05pm or 12.15pm – 1.30pm on an ad hoc basis to cover lunchtimes on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. You would get paid for the hours you work and wouldn’t be committed to everyday – as and when you are needed and are available. You will need to have a current DBS check which we can arrange if you are interested.

If you are interested, please speak with one of the members of staff in the school office.

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