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Richard Wakefield - Teaching Assistant


Teaching Assistant


DFT Grade 2 £18933.00 p.a. FTE

£6381.93.a. Pro-Rata for the hours detailed


14.5 Hours for 39 weeks (permanent) with an additional 11.5 hours up to 15th January 2021, which may be extended for a further period

Contract Type:

Permanent – Part Time with an additional Fixed Term contract for 11.5 hours as detailed above

Start Date:

16th November 2020 – or a date to be agreed with the successful candidate


Richard Wakefield

Location: Burton Street, Tutbury, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NR

Richard Wakefield is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

At Richard Wakefield C.E. Primary Academy, everyone works with pride to achieve their personal best. There are 252 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years. Many of the children live in the lovely village of Tutbury, which is about 5 miles from Burton-upon-Trent. The school is fortunate to have the spectacular setting of Tutbury Castle in the background.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At Richard Wakefield we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

The Candidate

We are seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable TA, who will work with children on an individual and group basis to ensure they receive the very best education and support in school.

You will have a NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or relevant experience. You will also have a First Aid training as appropriate.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful and happy employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit Richard Wakefield by contacting them on 01283 247535.

How to Apply:

Are you looking to be part of something innovative, empowering and challenging?  If so we welcome an application from you!

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website  or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Closing date: 2nd November 2020
Interview date: 5th November 2020
Start date: 16th November 2020 – or a date to be agreed with the successful candidate

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 372621 and ask to speak to the Trust HR Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.