Waterside Academy


Part-time Teaching Assistant (TA) required

Three or four days per week (0.6 or 0.8 contract) on a maternity cover basis

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our wonderful team, working mainly within KS1 but also potentially supporting KS2 pupils from time-to-time also.

The successful applicant will provide support to pupils in class, as well as work with small groups, to help our pupils to make good progress. This role is offered on a fixed-term contract, working three or four days per week depending on the experience of the successful applicant, to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Enthusiasm and a caring nature 
  • Tenacity and drive
  • An understanding of the KS1 primary curriculum
  • Experience of working with children with SEND
  • A passion for supporting children to learn and develop fully
  • The ability to adapt to the learning needs of the children
  • A positive approach to their work
  • Completed ‘Herts Steps’ behaviour training or similar

Waterside Academy is a vibrant, one-form-entry primary and nursery school in Welwyn Garden City (central Hertfordshire) and a proud member of the Agora Learning Partnership. We offer a quality package of support and training to new employees, working alongside a committed, supportive and experienced team.

Unfortunately, visits to the school are not possible at this time. However, please contact Mr Toby Mills-Bishop (Headteacher) by email on head@waterside.herts.sch.uk to discuss the application process or see our school website for further information.

Please note: Interviews will be offered (for Monday 18th October) as and when suitable applications are received.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification, attached to this advertisement.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people.

At least one member of our interview panel will be Safer Recruitment trained.

All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to have two satisfactory references submitted prior to appointment.


Please apply via - https://www.teachinherts.com


Rowans, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ
A charitable limited company, registered in England and Wales No 10290954
Registered Office The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW

01707 321203