Job ID no. VR7653

Loatlands Primary School

Loatlands Primary School is situated in the town of
Desborough. We currently have 448 children on roll
across the school and nursery. Our children are well-behaved and enthusiastic learners, they enjoy coming to school and there is a supportive and forward-thinking staff team.

The successful applicant will need:

  • A passion for supporting children to achieve the very best that they can
  • A caring, nurturing nature and enjoy making a difference in children’s lives
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and have great communication skills
  • To be calm and patient, firm but fair
  • To be able to keep clear and accurate records.

The role is based in our Reception year group, currently with 24.25 hours per week as a general class Teaching Assistant (Level 2), including a half
hour lunch duty on 3 days and a further 5.5 hours per week providing PPA & Management time cover for the Phase Leader.

Whilst our preference would be to appoint one candidate to undertake both aspects, we would also be happy to discuss splitting the role across two candidates. Where you are making an application for one aspect of the post only, please make this clear on your application form.

Loatlands Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. In line with safer recruitment practice, an enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant and references will be requested for short-listed applicants prior to interview.

Loatlands Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are available on their website, which can be accessed on the following web address :

For any queries about the post, please contact the Acting Headteacher, Miss Josie Heald on 01536 903713 or email

To apply, please complete a Pathfinder Schools teacher application form, which can be downloaded from the vacancies page of the website

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application and should be sent to

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Interviews may begin soon after receipt of applications for shortlisted candidates, therefore we recommend that you apply early.

Pathfinder Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are mandatory for all posts within Pathfinder Schools.

Pathfinder Schools is passionate about its values of collaboration, humanity and independence, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our colleagues, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, ethnicity, age, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re committed to moving our Trust and the education sector forward.

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