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KS2 Teaching Assistant

Monday, June 24th, 2019

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to KS2 for September. This role is fixed term for 12 months with the potential to extend further. The position is open to anyone with experience or non-experienced candidates, with the potential to train as an apprentice to gain the supporting teaching and learning qualification.

You will need to be enthusiastic, have a knowledge of how children learn and be committed to a whole school collaborate approach. You must demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and strive to ensure all children make good progress.

We offer the exciting opportunity to be part of an effective teaching and learning team committed to developing all members of the school.

The roles and responsibilities for the post are drawn up on the enclosed Application Pack below. Please read these carefully as they vary for the different roles and consider how your skills and experience match requirements.

Please browse through the information on the school website. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

We look forward to receiving your application form and accompanying letter.

KS2 Apprentice Teaching Assistant Application Pack


KS2 Teaching Assistant Application Pack


Application Form

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Monday, June 10th, 2019


Reception- Our Zoo Topic Begins!

Friday, June 7th, 2019

This week in Reception we have started to think about zoos, ready for our trip next month! Lots of the children showed a real interest in zoo animals through their play last term, so we have used this to plan lots of interesting activities.

This week we talked about how animals are looked after in the zoo, and who helps them if they are unwell- we’ve never seen a tiger at the doctor’s surgery, so we decided they must have their own vet! In literacy we read the story ‘The Zoo Vet’- ask me to tell you about it! We wrote a list of animals that might visit the vet, then filled in some patient information forms. We were also very excited to start building our own zoo vet role-play area in the classroom. We have been adding new things to it each day!


In numeracy this week we have been thinking about doubling numbers to ten and recapping teen numbers. We are very good at recognising all of the numbers and putting them into the correct order. Some of us have even been writing sums and thinking about doubling numbers during our play- look at these lovely number sentences one of the children chose to write!


On Wednesday we had some very kind volunteers from Sainsbury’s come in to school to help clear our Forest School area- we were shocked at how much work they had done, and were all very excited to pop out and see our new, improved area! It really does look different- one child thought a new tree had grown as they had never noticed it before behind all the high undergrowth! We now can’t wait to get back out there next week to start exploring!


On Friday, we played a phonics game on the whiteboard- we had to read words and decide whether they are real words or made up words! It is a great game that the children love, and can be played at home using the following link….

Try us with the phase 3 and phase 4 free games- you’ll be very impressed at how well we do!


This week we have also really been enjoying lots of creative play- we have been painting, making models and drawing beautiful, detailed pictures! We really are fantastic artists!

We are looking forward to another busy week next week!


HLTA vacancy

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

We wish to appoint an excellent and inspiring Level 4 Teaching Assistant to join the outstanding school teaching team from September. 

You will lead and manage groups and classes of children within the Early Years and KS1 part of the school to ensure consistent and cohesive learning. You must have experience working in a school environment and it is important that you are personable, friendly, adaptable and able to work both within a team and under your own initiative. As a Level 4 Teaching Assistant you will demonstrate a good understanding of teaching and learning, and be able to communicate at all levels, with pupils, staff and parents. This post will suit an experienced Teaching Assistant, or someone who is considering a career within the education sector.

Watcombe Primary School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DSB check will be required in-line with safer recruitment guidelines.

Further information relating to this role can be found in our application pack in the link below.

HLTA vacancy