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Position(s) Available: Teaching Assistant

Salary: Grade 4 Scale Point 5 - £23,500 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT

Actual salary for 19.5 Hours is £10,686 per annum


Employer: Willaston Primary Academy (Chancery Multi Academy Trust)

Location: Nantwich, Cheshire East


Contract Terms:

1 x Teaching Assistant Grade 4 – 19.5 hours starting 1st September 2024 until 31st August 2025. Wednesday – Friday : Term time only.


The post is a temporary contract for a 39-week period (term time plus INSET days). Working hours will be during school opening hours of 8:30 -15:30, and dependent upon the needs of the individuals you support. You will work alongside our team supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities.


Closing date: Monday 1st July @ 12pm noon

Shortlisting date: Tuesday 2nd July

Interview/ task day: Tuesday 9th July


** Willaston Primary Academy is dedicated to fostering a truly diverse and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and respected.  We recognise that diversity in all its forms enriches our community and strengthens our mission to provide high-quality education for all. As such, we encourage applications from all backgrounds, particularly those from under-represented & ethnic minority communities. We believe that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but is also critical to achieving our vision of excellence **

The successful candidate will be involved in supporting class teachers and 1:1 work with pupils with SEND under full guidance from the class teacher and SEND Coordinator. They will be responsible for ensuring that pupils receive the support they require to achieve their full potential.


Person Specification:

  • A compassionate and patient individual who is willing to work with pupils with additional needs.
  • Enthusiastic and cheerful with a positive attitude towards working as part of a team and playing a role in the wider life of the school.
  • English and Math GCSE or equivalent.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
  • No formal childcare qualifications are required. Experience working with children with additional needs is desirable, but not essential. The school can offer training and support to develop the experience required.


  • Competitive salary and pension scheme.
  • Opportunities for career development and training.
  • A supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.
  • A chance to make a real difference in the lives of young people.


At Willaston Primary Academy, we take safeguarding our children extremely seriously. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide two references.

Applications can be obtained from: Mrs D Frost – or from the school website


Please send your completed Application Form and covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4, no CV’s) indicating your strengths and interests along with any relevant experience, addressed to Miss Joanna Wright, Acting Headteacher.  Applications must be returned either in person or by post to Willaston Primary Academy, Derwent Close, Willaston, CW5 6QQ or via email to the business manager Mrs Debbie Frost

If you require any further information regarding this position, please contact the school on 01270 661528.