Teaching Assistant Level 3

Little Common School is a large primary on the outskirts of Bexhill. We have a talented and dedicated team of staff and governors who are committed to our school vision: Learning, Caring, Succeeding…together.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistants at Level 3 who is passionate about supporting children to achieve their full potential.  

The ideal candidate will be a team player who is able to be flexible whether working in class or with groups.  They will be reliable, caring and dedicated to their role, being able to remain positive under challenging circumstances.  A part of the role will include a focus on reading and phonics so the ideal candidate will have experience in this area.  Our school follows Read, Write, Inc Phonics and knowledge of the programme is desirable but not essential, as training will be given.

As part of the role you will be expected to be a First Aider and training will be provided.

Due to current restrictions, interviews will be virtual via Zoom and there is no opportunity for tours of the school.  Therefore, in advance of applying for the role, we would like you to come for a brief socially distant chat with our Head Teacher outside so you can find out more about us.  Please contact us to arrange a time for either Wednesday 1st or Thursday 2nd July in the afternoon.

Salary is spinal point 9-10 of the single status grade 4 £18,426 - £18,795 pro rata to hours and weeks worked, term time only.

Working hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 8.50am to 3.20pm with half an hour for lunch. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 6th July 2020

Interviews via Zoom on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th July 2020

Documents and application:


Job Description/Person Specification


Application Form


Please send completed application forms to personnel@littlecommon.e-sussex.sch.uk or by post to:  Sue Cherry, Little Common School, Shepherds Close, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex. TN39 4SQ. 

Please note we cannot accept CVs

Additional Information

Work Permits:

We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.