Lemington Riverside Primary School

Advertisement for 3 x Teaching Assistants (Level 2 – N3)

Salary per annum: £23,151 - £23,500 per annum pro rata

Actual salary: £16,620 - £16,870 per annum

31.25 hours per week, term time only, plus 3 training days. Initially fixed term until 18th July 2025

We’re a school that is bravely different and proudly unique. We’re a school at the heart of our community that strives to be fully inclusive and a school for every child in Lemington. We’re a team of staff that are proud of what we do and care passionately about our children and families. Our school is led by a senior leadership team and a Governing Body that value our staff, their wellbeing and their career development.

Our school is a popular place to attend and we have a large proportion of children with additional SEND needs – we now need three new team members to come and join us on our exciting journey. The successful candidates will truly make a difference to the lives of the children of Lemington. We are looking to appoint 3 Teaching Assistants (Level 2, N3), on, initially, a fixed-term basis from 15th April 2024 until 18th July 2025.

The posts are suitable for teaching assistants with an appropriate level of qualification and a passion to support children with a diverse range of needs across the primary age range. We want people to join our team who believe that a primary school should truly be at the heart of its community and should be an inclusive school for everybody. We are looking for people who want to join a school that is brave and not afraid to do things differently.   

The appointed teaching assistants will be joining a strong, dedicated and supportive team serving a diverse community.

The successful candidates will lead by example, setting high standards for themselves, the school and others. S/he will be confident and skilled at supporting and managing pupils, often with complex needs and a variety of abilities. They must be able to think creatively and problem solve. They will have a positive & resilient outlook and will be excited at the prospect of continued to be a part of our rapidly changing school that is at the heart of our community.

The successful candidate will:

  • work successfully across the primary age range supporting a wide variety of pupils
  • be motivated, committed, resilient and proactive in the face of challenge
  • be organised, highly efficient and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • have successful experience of working with pupils with a wide range of additional needs.
  • be able to adapt practices and procedures in order to ensure best outcomes for pupils
  • fully support the vision and ethos of the school

The role is 31.25 hours per week. This will be working the hours of 8:45am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday. There is an opportunity for overtime working in the wrap-around care provision for the school.

Additional information:

Application packs can be downloaded below.

Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically for the attention of Mr. C Heeley, Head Teacher, via email (

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd March 2024, at 12 noon. Shortlisting will take place that afternoon. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 25th March 2024.

 Lemington Riverside Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, pre-interview references and an enhanced DBS check.

As part of our pre-recruitment checks we carry out online searches for all short-listed candidates.