Vacancy: Teaching Assistant – Level 2 (part time, job share)

  • 11.5hrs per week, term time only
  • Initial 1 year fixed term contract
  • Grade 4, Levels 1-4
  • £24,970 to £26,138 per annum (reduced pro rata)
  • £6,664 actual
  • Reporting to: Phase 1 Leader

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Teaching Assistant position at Lord Deramore’s Primary School in Heslington.

Lord Deramore’s is a successful one-form entry LA maintained school, situated next to the University of York. Founded in 1795, it is oversubscribed and has a long-standing reputation for providing children with a creative, diverse and inclusive education.

We are looking for an experienced colleague to join our happy school, where “staff morale is very high” and where “staff are rightly proud to work at Lord Deramore’s Primary School” (OFSTED, 2023). If you are appointed to our team, we wholeheartedly promise to look after you, value you and support your continuous professional development.

This is an 11.5hrs per week term time only contract commencing in September 2024. Working pattern to be ideally 8.30am to 3.15pm over two days per week, with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break each day. This contract will be an initial 1-year fixed term contract, with the potential of becoming permanent in the future.

Initial deployment would likely be working in our Year 1 class, supporting the class teacher and whole class – including those with special educational needs and English as an Additional Language. You will also be delivering some interventions and targeted support in reading, speech and language and mathematics.

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. Please contact the school office via if you would like to attend a tour of the school and speak with Mr Rourke (Headteacher) and Mrs Jones (Phase 1 Leader).

A Support Staff Application Form is available to download here or can be requested by contacting the school on the above email address. Completed application forms should be emailed to the school office via

In your supporting statement, please include the following information:

  • Which vacancy/vacancies you are applying for (please note that there is a 31.25hr TA contract also being advertised at the same time)
  • Notable skills, experience and qualifications (related to the role)
  • Your reasons for applying for this role and at our school
  • Why you would be a great addition to a happy, successful, positive and professional staff team

Proposed recruitment timeline (subject to change):

  • Deadline: Friday 7th June at 12 noon
  • Shortlisting: Monday 10th June
  • Invitations to interview sent: Tuesday 11th June
  • Interviews: Tuesday 18th June