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Level 2 Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) - Hamworthy Primary Schools (Twin Sails Infant School & Nursery and Hamworthy Park Junior School)

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Job Introduction

ROLE: Level 2 Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover)

SCHOOL: Hamworthy Primary Schools (Twin Sails Infant School & Nursery and 

Hamworthy Park Junior School)

HOURS: 30.83 hours per week: 8.30 am – 3.05 pm with 25 minutes lunch break

Term Time plus 2 inset days (38.4 working weeks per year)

SALARY: Grade D (Spinal Point 5 – 6) £23,500 - £23,893 pro rata

Hourly Rate: £12.18 - £12.38

Actual Salary: from £16,523 per annum

CLOSING DATE: 3.00 pm – Thursday 7 December 2023

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 11 December 2023

START DATE: January 2024 (once all pre-employment checks are completed)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Level 2 Teaching Assistant to join our experienced and 

dedicated team to cover Maternity Leave.

Twin Sails Infant School & Nursery and Hamworthy Park Junior School are part of the Hamworthy 

Primary schools Federation. Both schools are four-form entry and set in beautiful surroundings, 

overlooking Poole Bay. Our caring, nurturing ethos underpins everything that we do. We all believe 

that every child deserves the very best education and a wealth of opportunities to achieve their full 

potential, and as a team we strive to achieve this.

                                               ‘Every Child, Every Day, Every Possibility.’

Twin Sails Infant School & Nursery and Hamworthy Park Junior School are part of Hamwic Education 

Trust (HET).

HET is a large, fast-paced Trust with currently 35 academies across the South Coast. Linked to 6 

community-based partnerships, there are 32 primary academies, 2 secondary and 1 hospital school

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced individual to work as a Teaching 

Assistant, initially with our Key Stage 2 pupils. If you are ready for a new challenge and enjoy working 

with an organisation where no day will be the same, then please apply.

‘All about the Child’

At HET, we aim to put the child at the centre of everything we do. We believe that by doing this, it 

drives our ethos and values to do the best we can for our children.

‘What about Sam’

Sam is the name we have given to the notional Hamwic child. By asking ourselves ‘What about Sam?’ 

we ensure that we put our pupils at the heart of our decision making.


We require a Teaching Assistant to work within our Federation (Twin Sails Infant School & Nursery 

and Hamworthy Park Junior School). 

We welcome visits to the school, or please feel free to call the school if you have any questions 

regarding this position. 


• Will work effectively alongside & under the direction of, the Class teacher, SENCO/ Inclusion 

Leader & SLT

• Has experience of working with young children and is up for a new challenge

• Has a positive, caring manner, with high aspirations for the achievements of all pupils

• Can provide high quality support for pupils

• Is committed to an inclusive education

• Enjoys contributing to a supportive, dynamic team.


• Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes

• In-house Teaching School

• An individual induction programme supported by a mentor 

• Networking groups for Teachers, Business Managers, Site Teams and IT staff

• Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme

• Free eye tests up to the value of £25 for users of VDU equipment and contribution up to the 

value of £60 towards the purchase of glasses specifically for the use of display screen 

equipment (where all conditions are met)

• Opportunity to become a school workplace Health and Wellbeing representative, meeting 

with other schools on a termly basis and feeding into the Health and Wellbeing strategy

• Access to the Trust Health and Wellbeing pages

• Access to a staff benefits portal through Vivup

• Free confidential telephone and face to face counselling for staff and family members


Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and complete the 

application form, which can be found at  and return to Lynnette Davies,


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.


The Hillary 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


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.

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