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Teaching Assistant, Year 2

Full Time

January Start


Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit a capable, energetic and enthusiastic level 2 teaching assistant who will relish the challenge of working in a large infant school in Kettering. 

The successful candidate will have recent, relevant experience of working with children from ages 4 to 7. The school believe that positive behaviour management plays a key role in the successful outcomes for children and this will be one of your strengths. 

What are the skills and qualities we need from a successful applicant?

  • An understanding of the KS1 curriculum and ideally experience in year 2
  • Maths and English GCSE at grades A-C (or recognised academic equivalent)
  • Good communication skills and clear handwriting in order to be a positive model for children
  • Excellent behaviour management skills with an emphasis on positive reinforcement - ideally you will be familiar with the principles of 123, Magic
  • A good grasp of phonics - you should be familiar with the Letters and Sounds scheme
  • Confidence to lead whole class sessions, either alone or alongside another adult
  • Willingness to get along with and support colleagues
  • Energy, creativity and enthusiasm 
  • Good physical fitness in order to cope with the rigours of supporting young children both indoors and out
  • The ability to take the ups and downs of school life in your stride - including dealing with the inevitable illnesses and toilet accidents that come with the job

The role:

- Full Time

- Opportunity for Temp to Perm

- GBP65.00 - GBP75.00 per day

- Kettering Area

- January Start

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates are required to provide an Enhanced Disclosure and register with the DBS Update Service. If you think you would be suitable for this role, please send your CV to or call Alex on 01604 376 814.

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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