Career Opportunity

1:1 Teaching Assistant


1:1 Teaching Assistant
Job Reference
New Horizons Primary School
Closing Date


Employment Type
Weeks Per Year
New Horizons Primary School
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Advert Details

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Salary: TSAT C Grade £18,327 - £20,066 per annum (£11,532 - £12,626 for hours and weeks stated)

Hours per week: 27.5 hours per week, term time only including inset days (39 weeks per year)

Contract: Fixed term until 31st August 2022 

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 15th December 2021





We would like a 1:1 Teaching Assistant with recent experience of working within a Primary setting to join our friendly team at New Horizons Primary School.

Please be advised that this role is fixed term, with the potential to be extended dependent on funding.

We are looking for someone who has the drive, passion and skills to work at our three form entry, Primary academy based in Portsmouth.  Our school is a friendly, welcoming place with children who are full of energy and life. Learning is at the heart of what we do and we believe that all children enjoy their time at school. 


We can offer you:

  • Children and parents who will welcome you and appreciate all of your hard work
  • Support from a vast network of senior leaders and teachers within the school and our trust
  • Regular opportunity to meet and share best practice with the other schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning - proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff and governors
  • Outstanding CPD opportunities, which also offers a great support network for our staff
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you will need to succeed:

  • Previous experience in a Teaching Assistant role
  • Previous experience of working in a School Setting
  • The ability to make learning fun
  • Is supportive and understanding
  • Have a good sense of humour! 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 


We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our trust
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation please contact the Recruitment Team at 

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit a application via Microsoft Forms.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

1-1 TA Job Description.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via