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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

We are looking for 2 Teaching Assistants to join Longthorpe Primary School ASAP, for 25 hours a week on a temporary contract until 31st August 2024. 

Our school, situated to the west of Peterborough, is currently at an exciting phase of our journey with a new Core Senior Leadership Team.  Our mission is to create a strong school which provides our children with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them for the next phase of their education and beyond.  

We work in close partnership with three local primary schools and one secondary as part of the Peterborough Keys Academies Trust where we operate as siblings rather than identical twins. 

We can offer you: 

  • a family ethos; 

  • happy sociable children with a desire to learn; 

  • friendly and welcoming staff who between them have a wealth of experience and expertise; 

  • a commitment to your professional development; 

  • the opportunity to work with an experienced team of practitioners; 

  • ‘Perkbox’ membership giving you access to over 270 exclusive discounts and freebies and providing personalised support through an Employee Assistance Programme; 

  • Free access to a local gym and swimming pool.  


We are looking for excellent Teaching Assistants who: 

  • demonstrate integrity and emotional intelligence alongside high expectations of themselves and others; 

  • have experience of working with children with complex SEND needs; 

  • have a track record of having a positive impact on children they have supported; 

  • reflect and seek learning opportunities; 

  • want to be part of the Longthorpe family. 


If you are excited by what we can offer and feel that you have something to offer us, we would love to hear from you and encourage visits to the school which can be arranged by contacting the school office: / 01733 265959.


Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 15th December 2023. 

The Board of Trustees of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be employed subject to satisfactory references, acceptable health and DBS safeguarding checks. 


Midday Supervisor

Permanent | Term time only

Hours per week: 6.25hrs (1 hour 15 mins a day)
Salary : Grade 3, Points 2-3 | Prorata £3152 - £3204 (FTE £22,366 - £22,737)
Start: Immediate

We are looking for a caring individual to join our friendly, dedicated team of Midday Supervisors on a permanent basis, working 6.25 hours per week, 38 weeks per year with the working hours falling between 11:30am to 1:30pm.  The purpose of this role is to supervise and support pupils during lunchtimes for all year groups, both in the dinner hall and on the playground when necessary.

You may be what we are looking for if you are:

  • a calm, confident and positive person who enjoys working with children?
  • able to engage in games during lunchtimes?
  • able to support in dealing effectively with playground issues?
  • able to encourage children to make the right choices?
  • able to cope with the pressures of a busy school environment?
  • able to communicate effectively with colleagues and children?
  • able to stay calm at all times?

Answered 'Yes' to the above? Then don't hesitate, apply today!


Any offers made will be dependent upon a successful enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references which need to be received by the school from the referees prior to interview. As part of the shortlisting process the school will be carrying out an online search on applicants as part of our Safeguarding practices. 

Longthorpe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to share this commitment.

NB: We reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates as applications come in and withdraw this vacancy should the available post be filled.

If you wish to volunteer at the school please visit our volunteers page.