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Phonics Support TA

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Job description

An outstanding Primary School based in Burnage (M19) are looking to appoint a qualified Teaching Assistant to work within their Reception/Year 1 classes supporting Phonics. This Teaching Assistant role is initially for 1 term, with the chance of it going permanent for the right candidate. This job offers the successful Teaching Assistant the chance to join a high achieving team, and challenge themselves and the pupils to progress their reading age and overall Literacy skills.

  • Start Date: Asap
  • Daily Rate: GBP65 - GBP70
  • Full time, long term basis

Your new role
With the EYFS curriculum focusing heavily on progress from Reception into Year 1, the Head teacher has created this post for a dynamic Teaching Assistant to work exclusively on supporting Phonics on a small group basis, and ensuring all children have the necessary reading skills to build on in the future. The school sets high expectations of staff and pupils, and are looking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to support the delivery of systematic synthetic phonics across phases 2-4. As a Literacy specialist Teaching Assistant, your input at planning meetings will be welcome, particularly on implementing a multi-sensory approach to phonics development.


The successful Teaching Assistant will have at least NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent, and at least 6 months experience supporting phonics in FS/KS1 within the last year. The ability to work under your own initiative and the confidence and vision to participate in planning meetings are essential. 

If you meet the above requirements, then please apply below

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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