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Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to our Early Years Team from September 2020. This role will be fixed term for 12 months and can be taken as a Level 1 TA or as an apprenticeship.  We welcome applications from anyone with experience or non-experienced candidates, there is the potential to gain the supporting teaching and learning qualification via an apprenticeship.

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.

Watcombe Primary School is located on the outskirts of Torquay, Devon. We are a highly respected school within the area and achieve great results for the 250+ children in our care. We have a very positive ethos that values all, has a high priority for healthy emotional well– being and is fully inclusive.

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

You can download the application packs below together with an application form.  Please return your application form to  ensuring to include your desired choice of role either Level 1 TA or Apprentice on the application form next to post applied for.

Apprentice Teaching Assistant Application Pack Level 1 Teaching Assistant Application Pack Application Form


Reception- Pancakes!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The children in Reception really enjoyed sharing Pancake Day celebrations on Shrove Tuesday!

We talked about why people celebrate Shrove Tuesday by eating pancakes. We all thought about what we most enjoy eating on top of our pancake. We worked together to find out what ingredients we needed to mix up some pancake batter, and prepared everything we needed. When our batter was ready, we went into the kitchen in groups to fry up some pancakes. We also had a go at flipping some pancakes in pans. Some of us were very good at it!

When our pancakes were cooked, we could choose to sprinkle on some sugar, squeeze on some lemon juice and pop on some raisins. We all enjoyed trying the pancakes. We thought they were ‘delicious’, ‘tasty’, ‘bitter lemon’, ‘sour’, ‘sweet’ and ‘super good’!


When we had all finished eating, someone even offered to help wash up!


We also had lots of pancake-themed activities in the foundation unit to enjoy, including counting games, colouring, pancake playdough, pancake races in the garden and pancake role-play!

What a lovely way to enjoy Pancake Day!



Reception- End of Term Lego Party!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The children in Reception worked very hard last half term to get lots of marbles in the happy jar, and smiley faces on their tickets, by always being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing!

They did so well that Miss Schofield, Miss Cross and Miss Burke decided they should have a special treat on the last day of term. The children chose to have a Lego party! They enjoyed a fun morning playing with Lego, watching a Lego movie and colouring Lego pictures!

Well done to all of the children in Reception who worked hard to earn this special reward!



Seahorses and Lobsters #freetobeme

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Seahorses and Lobsters have been busy making their own safe online identities. They have been discussing what information is safe to share online and what we shouldn’t share. They have learned how to be creative and unique online whilst staying safe. Here are some of their online identities…

Reception- Our first trip to Forest School!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Today the Reception children headed off for their first Forest School session! They were shocked to find a magical gate in the fence that took us through to a new, secret land! We explored this new environment and hunted for bears! The children were surprised to learn that they are allowed to climb trees and play in the river! It was very exciting and we are all looking forward to getting back out into the Forest School area next week!


Please make sure your child has a pair of leggings and wellies in school ready for next week- we will keep these in school and wash them each week ready for our next session!