Bugbrooke Community Primary School


Teaching Assistant

We are looking for a full time, or two part time Teaching Assistants,  who can support particular children in the school in order for them to ‘Be the Best they Can Be.’ We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated individual who loves working with young children, to enable them to thrive. We require somebody who is positive and keen to support the children to develop their social and emotional behaviours. Experience in being part of nurture groups/settings and/or emotional support would be ideal.

You will need to demonstrate your previous experience of working with young children and a passion for children's education and well-being. 

Applicants will need to be able to communicate effectively with children and parents. They will also need to have the personal skills required to work effectively with other professionals.

We are looking for an individual who has a passion for children with SEND and who:

*Can empathise with children whose behaviour may be challenging
*Can provide firm boundaries and clear rules but is also capable of nurturing positive relationships
*Has a good knowledge and understanding of how children learn.
*Demonstrates initiative for working alone but also demonstrates good team player skills
*Ideally, has previous experience of working in a school with children who demonstrate emotional and social needs.

Bugbrooke Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and safer recruitment practice, and expects all its staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants and references will be requested for short-listed applicants prior to interview and will form part of the interview process. The successful applicant will also be expected to undertake a medical questionnaire.



Bugbrooke Primary School is located in the heart of the village. We welcome a diverse mix of children from the surrounding areas. One of the first things visitors notice about our friendly, inclusive school is the sense of team work and community spirit. We enjoy a strong partnership with parents and together with passionate teachers, our well-behaved children have a love of learning. 

We are continually striving for improvement and to achieve this we ensure our school provides a supportive, nurturing environment where pupils and teachers alike embody our motto 'to be the best we can be'.  

We have a dynamic culture where our teaching and support staff are motivated to make a difference to our school. Our purpose is to inspire confident, independent and inquisitive children. We believe all our children have a right to an education that helps them grow and develop to their fullest, being active participants in their own education. Consequently, we encourage our staff to put our children at the centre of everything we do; the children's ideas, preferences, learning styles, and interests are considered to ensure they have the opportunity everyday 'to be the best they can be". 

For further information about our school please look at our website www.bugbrookeprimaryschool.co.uk. Please see our website for the job description, person specification and application form. 

We would encourage all potential applicants to visit our school prior to submitting an application form. Please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time by phoning 01604 830610 or by emailing bursar@bugbrooke.northants-ecl.gov.uk


The role is suitable for an immediate start or as soon as possible following the interview and relevant checks. It initially is a fixed term post for a year due to SEN funding, that should be extended.


Hours: 31 ¼ hours per week (8.45am – 12.30pm & 1.00pm – 3.30pm)

Salary: Point 10 starting salary - £16,863 paid pro rata

Applications due in: Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 3.00pm

Interview day: Tuesday 12th February 2019

 Support Staff Application Form (Word Format 275KB).docDownload
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