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Lansdowne Infants - Teaching Assistant (Level 2)


Teaching Assistant (Level 2)


DFT Grade 3 - £21,575.00 - £21,968.00

Pro-rata - £16,373.11 - £16,671.35 for the hours advertised


32.5 hours at 39 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days.

Contract Type:


Start Date:

4 September 2023

Lansdowne Infants

Location: Goodman Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2RE

Lansdowne Infants is part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The Trust consists of three Secondary Academies and fourPrimary Academies.

Lansdowne Infants is a good school.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing all pupils with a quality education which develops the whole child.  Our school is a happy, stimulating environment with a nurturing ethos.  Our children tell us they love to learn here!

Our goal is for every child to leave our school happy and successful, with memories that they will cherish and skills that are the foundation of their future learning.

We welcome visits and feel that this is a very important way for you to come and learn more about us. Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At Lansdowne we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who really cares about helping children to succeed. We are looking for someone who is kind, reliable and has a passion for working in the classroom, We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and builds rapport well with staff and students alike. 

To be successful in this role, you will have a good knowledge of current practices on the best ways to support children’s learning and behaviour.  You will also need a  good understanding of areas of literacy, numeracy and science. You will hold a NVQ level 3 for Teaching assistants or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.

An ideal position if you are considering a career in teaching. It will give you an opportunity to see different teaching and learning styles as well as experience and appreciate  wider school life. You will have the ability to attend  the de Ferrers Trust 'Teacher training seminars'.

To arrange visits to the school please contact Helen Cotton on 01283 247925

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust offers an excellent benefit package which includes:

·       Cycle to Work Scheme

·       Employee Assistance Programme

·       Discounted Gym Membership

·       BHSF Healthcare Scheme

How to Apply:

Closing date: 15 July 2023
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 4 September 2023

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website and email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Applications should be received before 9:00am of the closing date. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of applications or we appoint a suitable candidate.

Please ensure to regularly check your junk/spam folder for any correspondence in relation to the progress of your application. If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 247925 and ask to speak to Helen Cotton, Office Manager.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.