Vacancies & ‘Want to Teach?’

Vacancies & ‘Want to Teach?’

Vacancies & ‘Want to Teach?’

Science Department Teaching Assistant (Level 2b)

Grade 5 (SCP 6-11) 25 hours a week (term time only)

Required as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and hard-working Teaching Assistant to work with our successful Science Department to support a wide range of students. The role will involve delivering intervention and support to individuals and small groups of students at Key Stage 3 and 4; assisting teachers with planning and resources; supporting students with a wide range of SEND issues in the classroom and beyond; and playing an active role in the extra-curricular life of the department.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team with a range of staff and students of various ages, abilities and needs. A background or qualifications in science subjects would be an advantage but is not an essential requirement.

The post-holder will work 25 hours a week Monday - Friday during term time only. There will also be an additional 1.5 hours a week at TA 2a level as part of the role. The salary stated above will be reduced to reflect the part-time, part-year nature of the position. This is a permanent variable hours contract with a guaranteed minimum of 15 hours a week. The number of hours worked will be reviewed each year according to the needs of the school.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a love of Science to experience working in a classroom setting with young people. This is a varied and valued role which provides in-house training and great professional development opportunities within an outstanding and supportive department.

The school is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of all young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

The application form and job description can be downloaded below. The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January at 12:00noon.

Application Form

Job Description



Want to teach?

The Preston Teaching School Alliance School Direct training programme provides graduates with a direct route into teaching. The Preston Alliance, working in partnership with the University of Cumbria, consists of a variety of primary, secondary and special schools with a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training. You will be trained by outstanding teachers within the alliance and receive specialist input from University of Cumbria staff leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Our subjects

For the 2019-20 one year course we are recruiting for the following subjects:    


PGCE General Primary (5-11 years)


PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: (11-16 years)

Art & Design



Computer Science

Design & Technology






Modern Languages


Physical Education


Religious Education


For more information

We will be delighted to help with any enquiries regarding our School Direct programme. If you have any questions please telephone Sandra Duggan (Secondary), on 01772 867210 or email at Laura Adams (Primary), on 01772 863849 or email

For more information regarding the PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 - 11 years) qualification and programme of study go to the University of Cumbria website link. 

For more information regarding the PGCE Secondary Education qualification and programme of study go to the University of Cumbria website link. 

How to apply

You can apply for School Direct from October 2018 for the training starting in September 2019.


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