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Ickworth Park Primary School

Teaching Assistant required


Grade 2 point 3-4 (appointed grade dependent upon experience)

Actual salary £15,424 -£15,673 (FTE £22,737- £23,114 P.A) subject to National Pay award due April 2024

29 hours 25 mins hours per week


Required as soon as possible.


Ickworth Park Primary School is set in the beautiful village of Horringer, on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. We are rated as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted and we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and engaging Teaching Assistant to support children across the school.

You will have: 

  • An understanding of how children learn and a commitment to working in partnership with class teachers to raise attainment
  • A sound knowledge of the skills required to actively support children in developing their independence, self-esteem and positive learning behaviours
  • Flexibility to adapt duties and responsibilities as per the needs of the children in your care
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and also use your own initiative
  • Effective behaviour management strategies
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including a good level of English and maths skills
  • An understanding of the barriers children with special educational needs can face and an ability to support them to achieve
  • The flexibility to work across different age phases if required

Qualifications and experience are not essential but would be an advantage.

Our staff are dedicated, supportive and committed to providing creative opportunities for learning. You must be able to demonstrate a full commitment to the school and its aim to raise standards.

Applicants must have GCSEs (or the equivalent) in Maths and English.

The contracted hours are 8.45am -3.20pm with additional hours available according to the needs of the school.

The post is for 29hours 25mins per week over 5 days and for 39 weeks per year

Pay Grade 2 point 3-4 (appointed grade dependent upon experience)

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

For an application form, please visit the school website:  or contact Mrs. Donna Manning on

Closing date for receipt of applications: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Interviews held on: Tuesday 14th May 2024


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check and other pre-employment checks will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

KS2 Teacher



Required from September 2024


Full time



The Headteacher and Governing Body of Ickworth Park Primary School are looking to recruit a committed teacher for Key Stage Two. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and inspiring professional to be part of the Ickworth Park Team.

Visits to the school, and to meet with the Headteacher Mrs Kirsten Steele, are actively encouraged.

We are looking for a teacher who:


  • is an experienced teacher or an ECT (Early Career Teacher)
  • has high expectations of themselves and others
  • is committed to achieving high standards of learning and behaviour
  • has a clear understanding of the Key Stage Two curriculum
  • has a reflective and proactive approach to professional development, including a willingness to learn and share best practice with colleagues.
  • possesses a knowledge of relevant educational research and evidence-based practices, including the ability to apply this knowledge to improving teaching and learning.
  • is compassionate, inclusive and treats everyone with respect
  • displays excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • can demonstrate initiative as an individual but is also able to work effectively as part of a team

In return we offer:

  • a caring and committed team of professional colleagues seeking to improve the learning opportunities for our children.
  • happy and motivated children who are proud of their school.
  • a supportive staff team who want to see you succeed.
  • opportunities to share your strengths and learn with others
  • a school which is committed to keeping children safe.
  • a commitment to supporting continuous professional development.
  • a highly inclusive ethos which meets the needs of individual children within our setting.
  • parents, carers and families who are supportive and ambitious for their children.


Please contact Donna Manning, the school Admin Officer, to arrange a suitable time;

Application forms and other relevant information can be found on our website


The Governors of Ickworth Park Primary School take safeguarding seriously and will ensure all appropriate checks are completed before a position is offered.

References will be sought prior to interview.

CVs are not accepted.


Closing date for applications: Friday 26th April 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 7th May 2024


Applications should be returned to