Teaching Assistant - Manor Park Primary Academy



Dependent on candidate experience and qualification

Grade 3/4 Actual salary £14,443 or Grade 1C/3 Actual salary £12,633

The salary paid will be dependent on the successful candidate’s qualification. 

If the candidate has a L3 Teaching Assistant qualification (or an alternate, relevant qualification at L3 or higher), the grade paid will be 3/4 (scale points 5-10, scale point 5 FTE £22,575)

All other successful candidates will be paid according to grade 1C/3 (scale points 2-6, scale point 2 FTE £21,399) 

Location Manor Park Primary Academy 


There are 2 available roles:- 

Part time, fixed term for one year, term time only. 27.5 hours, 


Start Date ASAP


LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistant to support classes, small groups and pupils on a 1:1 basis. Applicants will be supporting teaching and learning in school. The duties will include assisting with classes, small groups and 1:1 with SEND pupils. 


This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust. The successful candidate(s) will be able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures. 


You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly schools. These are exciting and varied roles and are ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children.  The successful candidates will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team. There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms across the year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive. 


• Work closely with staff in assisting in the day-to-day running of the school. 

• Support groups of children with their learning under the guidance of a teacher

• Support individual children e.g. special needs, children needing additional support

• Provide supervisory support during lunch and break time. 

• Accompany classes on day and residential trips.  

• Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display. 


Please find out more about Manor Park Primary Academy.


At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3800 pupils from across the London Borough of Sutton and Surrey. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from seven primary schools, supported by both our Inclusion & Wellbeing Hub and our Opportunity Hub. We are proud to provide endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. With over 450 staff, our schools are empowered to support each other to improve both outcomes for our pupils, and to drive performance across the wider school system. We are delighted that our schools remain long standing members of the Challenge Partners Network of Excellence. Our commitment to Professional Development is ongoing; staff, governors and Trustees access training through our LEO CDP website, Judicium’s online learning portal and a wide ranging programme of courses delivered in our LEO Training Room and online via GoogleMeet. Learning, Excellence and Opportunity are at the heart of our Trust, embedded through our shared mission, values and aims.


Please apply for this position by completing an application form, detailing how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification


Informal conversations are welcomed; please contact the Trust’s HR Team via recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.  

We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website here


Candidates are encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing dates on appointment of a suitable candidate.

Applications will be considered as they are received, and candidates may be contacted for an interview earlier than the dates listed below. 


Closing date for applications 



LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and for this role, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed amongst other checks as appropriate.


All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences and have references requested (unless agreed otherwise), prior to the interview. 


LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.