Vacancy: Teaching Assistant – Level 2 (Permanent)

  • 31.25hrs per week, term time only
  • Permanent contract
  • Grade 4, Levels 1-4
  • £24,970 to £26,138 per annum (reduced pro rata)
  • £18,366 actual
  • Reporting to: Assistant Headteacher/SENDCO

A rare opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full 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 a permanent 31.25hr per week term time only contract commencing in September 2024. Working pattern to be ideally 8.30am to 3.15pm Mondays to Fridays, with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break each day. Please note that working days and pattern may be negotiable for a truly exceptional candidate.

Initial deployment would likely be working alongside three experienced colleagues in an enhanced resource provision class of five children aged 7-9 years old with moderate special educational needs. Experience and knowledge of phonics, speech, language and communication, autism and/or emotional literacy support would be highly beneficial.

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 Carr (Assistant Headteacher/SENDCO).

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 11.5hr fixed term 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