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Job Title: Teaching Assistant Level 2

Location: Firs Primary School – Part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT)

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract until 31st August 2024 due to fluctuating pupil numbers

End date: 31st August 2024

Salary: Grade E SCP 10 – 14 (£23,620 – £25,409 pro-rata for term time only)

Hours per week: 35

Weeks per year: 39

Start Date: As soon as possible


Firs Primary School are looking for outstanding and motivated Teaching Assistants to join its highly skilled team.  Successful candidates will be well supported through induction and training to meet the very diverse needs of pupils at the school.


Firs is a Good school, as confirmed at our last Ofsted inspection in June 2022. The Inspectors felt that: “Firs Primary School is an inclusive, happy and welcoming school. The ‘Firsy Five’ values are at the heart of everything staff and pupils do.  Staff and pupils ensure that everyone, including those who are new to the country, feel safe and welcomed…This is a school that cares for all.”


The School is proud of its diverse community and is keen to appoint a new member to help us in our continuing efforts to support our pupils in helping them to feel secure, supported and loved whilst enabling them to achieve academic success and emotional and social wellbeing.


Teaching Assistants at Firs Primary School are highly valued for their contribution to all aspects of school life, including our aim for all pupils to meet their full academic potential, whatever their starting points and barriers to learning.


We will only accept applications made on DDAT application forms.


DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.


DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, online checks, completion of a probationary period, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks. 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.


If you feel that you could help us achieve our vision, and would like to become part of our friendly and inclusive team, please apply using the DDAT Application Form only (attached to this advert), and email your completed Application Form, along with the completed Monitoring Information Form (also attached) to: David Jones, School Business Manager, at


Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 19th June 2023


Provisional Interviews: Wednesday 28th June 2023


Headteachers Covering Letter

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

References and Monitoring Form




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Firs Primary School
Raven Street
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782

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