Generalist TA 1:1 30 hours Term Time only

This is a permanent post to commence Monday 4th September 2022. (30hrs p.w, Grade C)


 Whimple Primary School is seeking to appoint one person to carry out the role of a permanent Generalist Teaching Assistant with 1:1 responsibilities. The hours would be 30 hours per week during the school day, term time only. The role would include Mealtime Assistant Duties. 

 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.

 This is a permanent appointment supporting a KS2 child with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).  You will be mainly providing in-class support and some 1:1 sessions under the direction and support of their class teacher and SENDCo. We are looking for an individual with a sensitive, inspiring and nurturing approach to the child’s needs, who can be flexible, communicate effectively and think creatively.

 Ideally, you will:

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

Have good communication skills;

•           Have strong English and Math’s skills;

•           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 both within and outside school;

•           Be able to use you own initiative when required;

•           Have prior knowledge and experience of working with children with special educational needs.

 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 in the UK at the interview stage. Whimple Primary School is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promotion 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.

Whimple Primary School will undertake an online search on shortlisted candidates.  Any such checks will be undertaken consistently and by a school leader who is ‘safer recruitment’ trained.

 Application Procedure

 Please complete the application form below and return it to the school office via post or email to If you wish to call us our number is 01404 822584. The school website also has a more detailed job role description.

 We look forward to receiving your application.