Teaching Assistant - Twyford C of E School

Location: Twyford, Buckingham


Twyford C of E School is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our small and friendly Early Years team.  Experience of working with children under 5 is desirable but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and play an important role in our village primary school.

This is a fixed term contract until the end of September 2023, but there may be the opportunity to extend it into the new school year.

Term time only

Salary Type: Bucks Pay Range 1

Salary details: £17,190 to £19,049 pro rata

Contract type: Fixed Term

Hours: Part Time - 8.40am to 03.15pm (Monday to Friday)

Closing date: 14/07/2023

Interviews to be held: Suitable Candidates will be invited to interview as applications are received.

About us

At Twyford Church Of England School, the christian ethos is at the heart of our school, where we promote that guide the children's daily lives and which are reflectedin the children's lives and respectful attitudes. Our aim is to provide secure, caring and happy environment in which you work, learn and play. Where everyone feels valued.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of our happy, successful and ambitious school.
  • An amazing, dedicated and motivated staff team.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and well behaved children.
  • Supportive parents and governors.
  • A happy, nurturing school community.


About the role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant. You will be a key member of our staff.

About you

Key to the role will be:

  • A team player who is enthusiastic and motivated
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to positively contribute to and implement activities and play
  • Communicate effectively with children, parents and other staff
  • Ability to remain calm
  • A friendly, positive, pro-active team member, with good interpersonal skills.

Other information

Discussions with the Headteacher about the role are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged.  Please contact the school office on 01296 730305 or [email protected] to make an appointment.

Completed applications should be sent to the school office at the email address above.

Twyford C of E School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.  This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to appointment.

We may carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with updated guidance from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be clarified at interview.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:
  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).
For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance and the guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice (see, in particular, the section titled ‘Exceptions Order’).

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete self-disclosure form and return prior to interview.