Kickstart Scheme

If you have been referred by the Department of Work and Penisons to apply for one of our available roles, please download and complete our application form below.

When completing your application, please state which role you wish to apply for and return your completed application to David Saunders, School Business Manager at

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Level 4: Pastoral Teaching Assistant

Level 4 TA
Hourly rate: £11.50-£12.69
Salary Grade F spinal points 12-17
26.25hrs a week
Potential to increase income through non-term time work with a partner company. (Optional)

We wish to appoint an excellent and inspiring Level 4 Teaching Assistant to join our outstanding Pastoral Team.

You will lead and manage groups of children within the lower half of the school supporting their emotional needs enabling them to access learning in the classroom.

You must have experience working in a school environment and knowledge, understanding and experience of working with vulnerable children. It is important that you are 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 social & emotional mental health, be able to build effective relationships and communicate clearly with pupils, staff and parents.

This post will suit:

  • An early career teacher who is seeking a post to further develop their skills and experience;
  • Teachers who love the role of working with children but do not want the full responsibility of a teaching role;
  • Experienced Teaching Assistants

You would be joining a happy team that highly values the strengths and individuality of all of our children, their families and staff. We strive to ensure that everyone is able to achieve their highest potential in all areas of development through individualised learning. This is highly successful and results in the children making excellent progress in their learning and achievements.

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.

School visits are warmly welcomed.  Please contact us on 01803 327419 to arrange a visit.  Please also feel free to browse the information on the school website to find out more about us:

We look forward to receiving your application form.

An application pack and application form for this role can be found below. Please submit all completed application forms to

Teaching Assistant Pastoral Support Application Pack

Application form