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Teaching and Learning Assistant

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Westfield Infant School, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 7 £8,437.56 - £9,138.36 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to pupil numbers
15 hours and 50 minutes per week, 39 weeks per year, starting in September 2023
Closing Date
11 June 2023
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Westfield Infant School would like to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Teaching  Assistant starting in September 2023.  This is a fixed term post initially to 31st August 2024 due to pupil numbers/funding. 

Hours:  15 hours 50 minutes per week (term time only)   

You will have a high level of personal skills and be able to empathise and understand the children that you will be working with.    

Westfield Infant School has a committed and friendly staff team who work hard as a team to provide the best for our children. 

We can offer the successful candidate, high quality continuing professional development and training, as well as opportunities to innovate, excel and develop.

Working at Westfield Infant School, you will be part of the LEARNERs’ Trust, a large MAT operating across, Derby, Derbyshire and Rotherham. The trust is a close community of schools that collaborate at every level to support the achievement of pupils and staff.


The descriptions below of our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ define the work we are developing as a Trust. They are an aspiration, and we are always striving to achieve them.

We ensure our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ hold us to account for the work we do.

Why do we exist?

Our purpose is to ensure every LEARNER has choices about their future

Our first job is to support and extend learning for pupils to provide them with the skills and knowledge to make those choices.

Our second job is to make sure no child is ignored, no family is unsupported and no life is wasted, by providing intervention at the earliest opportunity.

Our responsibility to education is to provide an environment where practitioners can collaborate, learn from each other, take risks and reflect.

How will we act?

We will use our purpose as a driver for our culture, ensuring we are;

Connected (sharing information openly, broadly and deliberately)

Helpful (embracing servant leadership and use initiative to solve the problem)

Organised (employing efficient strategies and trust colleagues to deliver)

Informed (asking coaching questions to understand what is happening)

Candid (disagreeing openly and compassionately)

Effective (only retaining our best elements and looking for continuous improvement)

Simple (avoiding complexity and increasing clarity) 

What is our strategy?

 We will use our culture to ensure the work of the Trust;

  • Focuses on creating capacity (time and resources) for schools
  • Ensures support is agile, providing intervention at the earliest opportunity
  • Supports schools to employ and invest in the best educators for children

  Seeks continuous improvement and disruptive innovation  

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person. 

Please note that we are required to have references prior to interviews taking place due to safeguarding regulations, so references will be requested for all shortlisted candidates prior to interviews. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, if you would like to come and visit us please contact the school office on 01246 566124. 

Applicants are welcome to apply for the Teaching Assistant post and also the HLTA post  that is also currently being advertised. If this is the case, please only apply once and indicate you wish to be considered for both posts.




Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.