• Location: Newport,
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: English

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Teaching Assistant Level 2 Marshfield Primary School

Newport City Council

Salary: Grade 3 SCP 5 - 6 £23,500 - £23,893 (Pro Rata)

Teaching Assistant Level 2 Marshfield Primary School
Job information
Post No. POSN002306 - Teaching Assistant Level 2 Marshfield Primary School

Marshfield Primary School provides education for pupils between 3 and 11. It is located in an economically advantaged, semi-rural residential area of Newport and is within the Bassaleg cluster of primary schools. There are currently 450 pupils on roll plus 20 full time equivalent pupils in the nursery.

In its most recent inspection Estyn stated that: ‘Marshfield Primary School is a stimulating learning environment, in which pupils thrive and make good progress… they enjoy learning and have positive attitudes to school life.’ We continually strive to sustain high academic standards whilst developing a creative, learner-centred, skills-focused curriculum that is driven by the four purposes and inclusive of all learners.

The Governing Body and Head Teacher of Marshfield Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, hardworking, caring and reliable teaching assistant. The role will involve working in the Foundation Phase to support pupils with additional learning needs either as 1:1 or small group support. Ideally you will have some experience of working with children in a school setting as well as experience of supporting children with additional needs.

This appointment will initially be on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2025

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

• The ability to work as part of a team
• An adaptable, flexible, patient and professional approach to their role
• Experience of working with pupils requiring additional support
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• A commitment to working with children in order for them to reach their full potential
• High standards in basic skills
• A love of learning
• The ability to use their own initiative
• An excellent understanding of safeguarding principles

The successful candidate will:

• Work under the guidance of teaching staff and or/members of the school leadership team
• Support individuals and groups of pupils to enable access to learning
• Assist the teacher with the management of pupils in the classroom and beyond
• Assist with pupils at break and lunchtimes

Closing Date: Thursday, 20th June 2024

Shortlisting: Friday, 21st June 2024

Interview: Tuesday, 25th June 2024


We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English. An application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.

Our values – Fairness for all, Making a difference, Being responsible, Working together
Ein gwerthoedd – Tegwch ar gyfer pawb, Gwneud Gwahaniaeth, Bod yn gufrifol, Gweithio gydan gilydd