Teaching Assistant Role - Full TIme

Teaching Assistant (1 to 1 and General)


27.5 hours per week - Term time


Closing Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024 - Midday


The Governors, Executive Headteacher of Exe Valley Federation and Head of Whimple Primary School wish to recruit staff to the following post to commence on 3rd September 2024.


Whimple Primary School is seeking to appoint one or more persons to carry out the role of a 1 to 1/General Teaching Assistant. This is a full time role working 27.5 hours per week, term time only. The role would include Mealtime Assistant duties and would mainly involve working in Early Years initially but could be across all primary ages.


Whimple Primary School is a small village school with a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere, situated on the outskirts of Exeter, close to Ottery St Mary. Our school aspires to be a safe environment at the heart of the community where everyone is valued, and which encourages all the children to achieve their potential whilst being caring and aware of both their physical and mental wellbeing. The school promotes the 6Rs – Responsibility, Respect, Resourcefulness, Reasoning, Reflection and Resilience. We have an excellent team of staff who create a nurturing working environment where children feel supported and encouraged to take responsibility for themselves, others and their environment. Whimple Primary School joined the Exe Valley Federation on 1st September this year. 


One aspect of the role initially, will be supporting a child with additional needs - supporting with communication and interaction, as well as helping with physical needs.  

You will provide in-class support under the direction of the class teacher. We are looking for an individual with a sensitive, inspiring and nurturing approach to the needs and educational development of the children, who can be flexible, communicate effectively and think creatively.

Ideally, you will:


• Be able to build positive relationships with children, staff and parents;

• Have strong English and Math’s skills; (minimum GCSE qualification)

• Be able to maintain consistent boundaries, while being flexible and resilient in supporting the pupil.

• Be willing to work as part of team and liaise with other professionals within school

• Be able to use you own initiative when required


Whimple Primary School require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.

Whimple Primary School is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) is required for this post. We will conduct social media checks on the profile of short listed applicants. 

Application Procedure


Please complete the application form on the school website http://www.whimple-primary.devon.sch.uk/website and return it to the school office via post or email to admin@whimpleprimary.co.uk. If you wish to call us our number is 01404 822584.


We look forward to receiving your application.