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Withycombe Raleigh Primary School is a popular, large and successful coastal town primary school with excellent resources and a highly regarded team of teaching and non-teaching staff. 

1:1 Teaching Assistant (now closed)

  • Reference: JS05665

  • Salary: £12.18 per hour

  • Details: Fixed Term, Full Time, Term Time Only (38 weeks per annum)

  • Closing Date: 14/04/2024

  • DBS Check Required: Yes

  • Please apply by 12 noon 15th April 2024


  • Salary: £11.59 per hour (pay rise decision effective 1st April 2024 pending)
  • Hours: 5 per week, 38 weeks per year (term time only)

  • Roles can be combined with other part-time positions, eg TA, if required.


Withycombe Raleigh Primary School wants to make lunchtimes as enjoyable a learning experience as the rest of the school day. We are looking for Mealtime Assistants (MTA's) and would welcome applications from people who enjoy working with children and who would like to join our happy and hardworking team. Full training and support will be provided.  Many of our MTA's move on to Teaching Assistant roles within our school team and we fully support this development.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS is required for this post.


Collect an application form from the School Office


You would be required to:

  • ensure that the children are safe, occupied and happy during the lunch break at school.

  • take responsibility for the general welfare of all children while eating and playing, ensuring they eat well and sensibly, and have guidance while playing.

  • encourage children to play and socialise with others for a substantial amount of their lunch hour.

  • ensure that accidents are treated correctly and reported appropriately.

  • assist the Senior Supervisor or Line Manager in observing work rotas and agreed timetables, sharing all identified jobs fairly and to report to him/her whenever there is an incident or problem that needs discussion.

  • be included in all school personnel training relevant to the role of supervisor – first aid, behaviour, supervision, and to have access to outside training opportunities.


The body of MTAs form a vital part of the school team, they are valued, respected and included in our school as a whole.

Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School has high expectations and high standards; we welcome your acknowledgement and commitment to this and your role within the school.

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If you need to pick up a few more hours of work each week, you could consider applying to become a crossing patrol officer, and combine this with another part time role in the school, such as MTA or TA. 

  • Patrols work for five hours per week during the school term and are paid £11.59 per hour.

  • These hours are 30 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the afternoon, around school start and finish times.

  • Patrols are paid 38 weeks for term time, and also an element of annual leave, bank holidays and a half pay “retainer” (approx £600 per year) for the school holidays.

For more information and a link to apply, click here.

Application Forms / Other Downloads


Volunteering at our school:

You may also be asked to read other School Policies relevant to this role.

Devon County Council job search pages (external link)

Other school vacancies

From time to time we have vacancies for Catering support staff and Meal Time Assistants.
If you would like to register your interest in these positions please email:

Governor Vacancies

If you're interested in becoming a School Governor, please email for further information.

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