Current Vacancies

Teaching Assistant

Starting November 2022
SINGLE STATUS GRADE 3 £20812 (pro-rata) (existing TA contracts will be honoured)

Westfield is a popular one-form entry village school, set in the countryside just outside of Hastings.  We believe our role, as educators, is to prepare children to be successful in life.  We aim to create well-rounded, self-motivated individuals who are healthy, confident, happy and achieve the best they can.

We are a good school and we are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our team to inspire our children, as well as work creatively alongside the class teacher to provide an innovative and engaging curriculum that enables everyone to achieve their goals.  

We need someone who

  • is passionate, patient and nurturing who can be flexible in their approach to this varied and busy role
  • has a positive attitude to help and encourage children with their learning
  • has a strong understanding of the principles of child development and learning processes
  • can work with individuals as well as targeted groups in adult led and child initiated activities contributing to observations and assessments
  • has experience supporting children with autism and speech, language and communication needs

This role requires you to undertake basic First Aid and/or Paediatric First Aid training if you do not currently have that qualification, as well as assisting during lunchtimes to encourage positive play.

We can offer you a warm, welcoming and supportive environment with engaged and enthusiastic children. Visits are welcome, come and see our vision in action!


CLOSING DATE: Monday 21st November at midday

INTERVIEWS: Tuesday 29th November

Our school is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity and to the safeguarding of children.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.