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Teaching Assistant Vacancies across the Primary Phase




Fixed Term till 31 August 2023

Term time - 39 weeks

30.85 hours per week to include 30 minutes lunchtime duty



Grade 6, Point 12 £22,759 FTE (Actual Salary £16,239)


Closing Date

1200pm on Monday 3rd October 2022


Interview Date

Monday 10th October 2022, details to follow if shortlisting is successful


Start Date

As soon as available  


Our School

Located in Thornhill, Southampton, Thornhill Primary School is a vision and values-led, inclusive school underpinned by strong, respectful and professional relationships.  We are on a journey of improvement and we welcome candidates who want to be part of this exciting time of change and development and to be part of our committed team.


Our Vision

Together we grow successful learners, responsible citizens and happy and confident individuals.


The Vacancy

We are looking for new colleagues to join our dedicated team.  Above all applicants must believe that with motivation, passion and positivity they can make a difference to the children and their families’, raise aspirations and ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone.  The successful candidate will be a confident and competent Teaching Assistant with high expectations of children´s academic, emotional and social development.  Experience across the primary age would be desirable but not essential.  The successful applicants will also be skilled in creating a stimulating and purposeful learning environment and have excellent interpersonal skills. They will be passionate and driven, and willing to ‘go that extra mile’ when contributing to the wider aspects of school life.







The Expectations

  • At least GCSE Grade C in English and Maths. Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is desirable but full training will be given to the right candidate.
  • Previous experience of working with and guiding the learning of children in a school and or early years setting.
  • Experience in behaviour and SEND.
  • Good administrative skills to ensure accurate record keeping and monitoring of pupils’ attainment.
  • Good IT skills - Be able to use emails efficiently and create resources using computers.
  • The ability to maintain children's interest, enthusiasm and motivation for learning.
  • A strong commitment to ensure effective behaviours for learning are maintained.


Application Procedure

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and person specification and complete the application form which can be found at and return to Esther Willetts, Business Manager,


Our Trust

The Mayflower Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Education Trust.  At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education.  We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.  We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.  Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.


All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


Visits to the school are strongly recommended and welcomed.






For those interested in vacancies for teaching or support positions, please follow the links below to either Southampton or Hampshire websites.


  • Hampshire Jobs Vacancies for teaching and support staff available in all Hampshire schools.

  • Southampton Jobs Vacancies for teaching and support staff available in all Southampton schools.