Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

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 Bishopstone Church of England Primary School aims to provide the highest quality education, which enables pupils to develop spiritually, morally, academically, physically, socially and emotionally. In order to maximise individual potential, we aim to provide a stimulating learning environment.

Part-time Teaching Assistant

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and inspirational teaching assistant to work part-time within our school setting to support the children and class teachers. We are seeking someone with excellent interpersonal skills, who is an advocate of inclusive practice.

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday 10-2pm.  Role is term time only and TD days.

Salary is dependent upon experience. J grade TA Entry £9.25 per hour to £9.45 per hour. K grade TA Standard £9.69 per hour to £10.43 per hour.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who has:

  • Good understanding and experience of Primary School practice
  • Initiative but is also able to work as part of a small and dedicated team
  • Good interpersonal skills, friendly and supportive
  • High expectations of attainment and behaviour
  • A sense of humour
  • Enjoys working with children 1:1, groups and whole class across the primary age range

For additional information please contact the school office –

Application should be via the Swindon Borough Council application form and should include a personal statement in the appropriate section (up to 2 A4 pages) outlining your experience and skills and describing your suitability for the role

Closing date: Thursday 22nd July 2021 at 09:00

Shortlisting date: Friday 23rd July 2021 - shortlisted candidates will notified by 5pm

Interview date: tbc

Start date: 1st September 2021

Application form

Job specification


 Clerk to the Governors - vacancy begins from September 2021

 Grade 5-7 (depending on experience) £11.26-£11.75 per hour 95 hours per year, approx. 2.5 hours per week, term time only, from September 2021

Home working, with attendance at evening meetings. Are you interested in supporting a local school and engaging with your community?

Do you have basic administrative skills, good writing ability and an eye for detail?

Would you like to gain new skills in a flexible, varied and interesting role?

We have a vacancy for a clerk to support our local governing body.

Among other things you would be responsible for: • The timely circulation of agendas

• Attending governing body meetings and the production of accurate minutes

• Monitoring governing body membership and attendance

• Maintaining the register of governors’ business interests

• Providing administrative support to the governing body

• Providing advice to governors on their legal and procedural duties.

The governing body generally meets in the evenings but the rest of the work can be done at home at any time. At the moment meetings are held virtually but in due course some of these will take place at the school. Clerking for both the full governor meetings and committees in the school amounts to approximately 95 hours per year including attendance at meetings (up to 14 per school year) and preparation and follow-up, as well as other duties related to the governing body’s operations.

We are interested in receiving applications from experienced clerks but we would also like to hear from anyone who might not have clerking experience but would like to train as one, as we can offer full training for this role.

To find out more about Bishopstone CE Primary School please visit the school’s website or to arrange an informal chat with the Chair of Governors (Mrs Pocock) by calling Bishopstone CE Primary.

To apply for this post, please submit a completed application via eteach or post a copy of the completed application form directly to the school:

Job specification

SBC application form 

Closing date for applications is  EXTENDED AND REMAINS OPEN. 


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service record check at an enhanced level.

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 How long do we keep personal data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for 6 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period your data is deleted and / or destroyed in confidential waste. If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to Human Resources (electronic and paper based) and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be in accordance with our Privacy Notice Policy.

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