Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor - Cheam Common Infants’ Academy


Teaching Assistant (HR form 288)

Midday Supervisor (HR Form 288)


Grade 3/4     Actual Annual salary £9,574

Grade 1C/3  Actual Annual  salary £9,157

Grade 1C/3     Actual Annual salary £1,503

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

If the candidate has a L3 Teaching Assistant Diploma 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 27,030)

All other successful candidates will be paid according to grade 1C/3 (scale points 2 - 6, scale point 2 FTE £25,854) 



Teaching Assistant initially based in Year 1 

Midday Supervisor 


Fixed term for 12 months 

Term Time + 3 INSETs


15 hours per week  

2.5 hours per week 


Monday - Friday from 08:30

Closing Date


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. 

Shortlisting & Interviews


As soon as possible

Start date

As soon as possible


Cheam Common Infants Academy


LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor 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.


The successful candidate will be able to support individual pupils in a caring, patient and compassionate way, ensuring their pastoral and academic needs are met. You will work excellently 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 need to have experience of working with children with additional needs and be suitably qualified (please see the details in the person specification).


This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust. 


You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly school. The role is  exciting and varied; ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children.  The successful candidate 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. 


• 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 break time. 

• Accompany classes on day and residential trips.  

• Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display. 

 Please find out more about Cheam Common Infants Academy.


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


All candidates should detail in either the statement of suitability (existing LEO employees) or application form (external candidates) how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role - please see the job description and person specification. You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience.   We regret that we are unable to accept CVs. Please ensure you complete your full employment history or send any supplementary information to recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.


  • LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read about our commitment to safeguarding as well as other important information in our candidate guide