We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Teaching Assistant Level 1 – Aberaeron Comprehensive School

Closing date: 02/10/2023

Reference: REQ104948

30 hours / Permanent

20,441 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Level 1 Teaching Assistant to assist us in supporting and delivering learning within KS 3. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working in a busy environment, using their own initiative, have a positive outlook and a genuine interest in supporting pupils in their learning.

Aberaeron Comprehensive School is a bilingual school with up to 600 pupils at the school which also has a successful 6th form. During a visit by Estyn in 2023, they noted that ‘pupils’ well-being is a very high priority and a strong emphasis is placed on supporting pupils to ensure that they are happy and thrive academically.’

We have an excellent ALN Department that also includes an LA maintained specialist Centre-Canolfan Y Mor. We also have a skills based learning Centre-Canolfan Croeso as well as the Learning Centre (KS 4). The successful candidate will work flexibly with a range of KS 3 pupils using a range of supportive strategies. Lots of professional development opportunities are provided as well as opportunities to progress in the future.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including a generous pension contribution scheme. More information about our wide-ranging employee benefits can be found here. In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

Safeguarding children and young people is a key priority for us. We aim to support children, young people and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be and acknowledge they have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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