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We always want to invest in our staff. If you are considering a role with us and would like to discuss it further please contact Carly Oliver, EA to Headteacher by calling 01903 830901 or by emailing

The Laurels Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all our students.  It is a core expectation of every member of staff to safeguard the wellbeing of every child and young person within the school. Staff are supported through regular training and are expected to adhere to the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. 

In addition to the statutory pre-employment checks, this appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, a safeguarding background check and interview.

Durrington Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome the unique contributions that everyone can bring to Durrington Multi Academy Trust in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Teaching Assistant

  • Salary £21,771 – Actual salary £15,558.80
  • Term time only – 31.25 hours per week. 
  • Permanent
  • Closing date is 9.30am Monday 4 December 2023


The Laurels Primary School is part of Durrington Multi Academy Trust (DMAT), whose core value is to ensure all children achieve well and receive the very best education they deserve. Our school motto – Believe, Achieve, Succeed – ensures that all our children, irrespective of their background, can succeed and achieve their goals. We are a happy school with great ambition; and as such we always seek to retain and recruit excellent staff. We wish to appoint a Teaching Assistant who has the skills to support provision of quality teaching and learning. In our school the teaching assistants also lead interventions, as well as supervising and leading play during lunchtimes to provide continuity of provision and encourage good relationships. 

In October 2022, Ofsted said staff feel part of a close-knit team and leaders are highly aware of staff wellbeing.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in a school 
  • Be able to work as part of a team 
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills with children, colleagues and parents/carers Be reliable, enthusiastic, caring and motivated 
  • Be capable and confident in English and Mathematics 

Please return the application form with a covering letter (maximum 1 side of A4) addressing the following points:

  1. Why you want to work at The Laurels Primary and what you would bring to our team?
  2. How your experience and skills would enable you to be successful in this role?

These points are important so please ensure you do address them.

We will invite strong candidates to interview before the closing date.


If you feel that you can bring something special to our school and Trust, we want to hear from you now!  If you would like further information, please visit our website or contact Carly Oliver (EA to Headteacher) on 01903 830 901 or to arrange a visit. The closing date is 9.30am Monday 4 December 2023.

Supporting Documents

Welcome Letter

Teaching Assistant Information Pack

DMAT Laurels Associate Staff Application Form