Current Vacancies

Teaching Assistant

Location: Barnstaple

Salary: £18,933 - £19,698

Closing Date: Friday 31st December 2021 

Orchard Vale Community School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.


Salary:  £18,933 - £19,698 FTE (This will be pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked)


Working Pattern: This is a part-time, fixed term position to cover maternity leave working 21.25 per week, 39 weeks per year.  from January 2022 to the 31st August 2022.


Orchard Vale Community School is seeking to appoint a fixed term Teaching Assistant to cover maternity leave.

You will need to be enthusiastic, patient, calm, flexible and able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. You will join our professional and skilled team of Teachers and Teaching Assistants in this highly positive learning environment.

The school requires an individual who:

  • Is calm, nurturing and open minded and can improve the outcomes for children
  • Can make the curriculum both exciting and enticing whilst personalising it to the individual needs of the child to overcome the barriers to learning
  • Shows commitment, enthusiasm and empathy whilst maintaining consistent behaviour management strategies
  • Has the ability and initiative to work with independence and is flexible to work as part of the school staff team and the wider community of professionals.


To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should identify your suitability for the post.


Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31st December 2021 , interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th January 2021. 

If you are interested and would like to discuss the post further, please contact either: Fiona Pearce, Head Teacher or Robinne Lowrey, Deputy Head Teacher by emailing the school at