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Teaching Assistant – 15 hours per week (9am – 12pm Term Time only)

G4 (SCP 14-17) £17,681 – £18,672 Pro rata (Actual £5,977 – £6,447)

 The Governors are seeking to appoint a flexible, committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant from September 2018.  We are looking for someone who can make a difference and is prepared to go the extra mile to become part of the positive learning ethos of our school.

The ideal candidate will have a sense of humour and moral purpose, be a great team player who can quickly build rapport with the children and other members of staff in the school. You will contribute to the continuing success of our school and help to inspire and enthuse pupils’ learning.  It is essential that you can respect and adhere to rules regarding confidentiality.

In return Middlestown Primary Academy can offer you:

  • A friendly village school;
  • Hardworking, professional and supportive staff and governors;
  • Motivated, enthusiastic teachers with a real sense of team work;
  • Well behaved, friendly children who are eager to learn; and
  • A supportive and approachable Senior Leadership Team

The post is for 15 hours per week as a Teaching Assistant within Foundation Stage or Key Stage One.

All prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school on either the Friday 22nd June at 2.00pm or Tuesday 26th June at 9.00am which will be an opportunity to meet our lovely staff, see the children working and find out more about the Academy as an employer.  If you wish to attend please call the office on 01924 278290 to let them know.

Closing Date is Friday 29th June at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held week commencing the 2nd July 2018

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Application forms and job descriptions can be found below. Please return all application forms to sbm@middlestown.wakefield.sch.uk  or by post addressed for the attention of the Business Manager.  In accordance with the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009, if you are shortlisted for this post you will be required to declare that you are not Disqualified (or Disqualified by Association) from working within this setting.

Teaching Assistant

It is an exciting time for Middlestown Primary Academy, a founding member of the Accord MAT, working in equal partnership with Horbury Primary, Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy.


Application Forms and supporting information for you to download:-

Application Form for Teaching Staff

Application Form for Support Staff (Non Teaching)

Safeguarding Declaration to be completed with Application Form

Safeguarding Summary Information for all Candidates

Equal Opportunities Statement for all Candidates

Please do call our Business Manager on 01924 278290 should you have any questions, need special assistance or an application form by post and we will be able to help.  Please note all applications should be returned either by email to admin@middlestown.wakefield.sch.uk or to the Academy address, marked for the attention of the Business Manager.

Please do take the time to read our information regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service and the details regarding each post, both located in our vacancy section under the relevant heading.  Please note the safeguarding declaration must be completed by all prospective candidates and submitted with an application form.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

All candidates securing  employment at Middlestown Primary Academy wiill be subject to the following employment checks in order to confirm suitability to work with children and young people:-

  • The Barred List;
  • The Prohibited Order (National College for Teaching and Leadership) for teaching posts only;
  • An Enhanced DBS certificate.

As a prospective employee  you will need to be aware that since May 2013, standard and enhanced checks no longer disclose ALL cautions and convictions. Following a Court of Appeal ruling, the Government introduced a process of ‘filtering’.

‘Filtering’ is similar in its concept to the rehabilitation periods under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, instead of establishing what is ‘spent’ and so what doesn’t get disclosed on a basic check, ‘filtering’ establishes what doesn’t get disclosed on a standard or enhanced DBS check. In the first 3 months that it operated, 8,344 individuals had a conviction filtered, and 27,903 had a caution filtered.

Information that is filtered will be removed from a DBS check automatically the next time you apply for one. But it doesn’t get ‘removed’ or ‘wiped’ from police records. In practice, it means that if you’re applying for a job or role that involves a DBS check, you are legally entitled to withhold the details of anything that would now be filtered.

Cautions – Multiple cautions can be filtered, so long as the offences are eligible and the relevant time period has passed for each. Each caution is dealt with separately.

Convictions – Only single convictions that didn’t lead to a suspended or custodial sentence can be filtered, so long as the offence is eligible and the relevant time period has passed.

Please refer to the following link with regard to the filtering rules for record check certificates:-


Please refer to the following link with regard to the list of offences that will never be filtered from a DBS certificate:-


We will ask candidates at both the application stage and the interview stage to provide details of convictions and cautions but only those that we are legally entitled to know in line with the above guidance.

Please contact the Business Manager on 01924 278290, who will help and advise you, should you need further assistance.