Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care

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What it's like to work at Drake...

"I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Drake so far. I have found SLT far more supportive than at previous schools and have also found the SENDCo much more involved and aware of challenges. I have found that all staff are happy and willing to help, and it feels like part of a team. The school values definitely shine through in the actions of all staff which is lovely to see."


"Having worked in many different schools and in various roles in my school career, I’ve found working at Drake Primary School one of the most positive experiences. All staff are treated with respect and if you have a difficult situation there is always someone to support you, however big or small the problem. It’s a great team effort to meet all the children’s needs and include the children with additional needs. The assistant heads of both key stages have always been very helpful and knowledgeable. The headteacher always has time to listen and really cares about the staff and children. Best of all-the children are great: enthusiastic, funny, eager and polite! All-in-all, a great school to be part of! Thank you for helping me find my passion again!"

SEND Teaching Assistant


Drake Primary School wishes to appoint an exceptional Level 2 SEND teaching assistant to join our successful school supporting a child with special educational needs. Our school is a child centred and family friendly school where children feel safe and happy and where everyone shares a love of learning. You will be supported by a dedicated staff team who aim for the highest standards and offered on-going professional development opportunities.


We are looking for someone who will;

  • ensure they know the needs of all our children and provide support to meet individual needs
  • invest in and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual in our school community
  • foster and understand that knowledge, wisdom and skills are achieved through hard work and perseverance
  • demonstrate empathy, compassion and forgiveness so that we all have the courage to take risks and learn from our mistakes
  • grow global citizens who value others and cherish themselves
  • Have a knowledge of KS1 curriculum
  • have the ability and experience to confidently and competently manage challenging behaviour
  • have high expectations of learning and behaviour
  • have excellent communication skills with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • undertake ABA training (this will be provided if necessary)

We can offer you:


  • A passionate, driven and successful school where you will feel well supported in your role by an experienced Senior Leadership Team and the wider warm & friendly staff team
  • The opportunity to work with the most wonderful students and families
  • A caring ethos with enthusiastic and skilled staff who are highly aspirational and committed to pupil welfare, progress and life-chances
  • Excellent professional development and career enhancement opportunities.
  • Well-resourced facilities for ICT and Music with artists and musicians in residence
  • On-site childcare (from 12 weeks old to 4 years)
  • Parking
  • Working in a brand new purpose built environment which includes;
    • A large all-purpose hall with cinema size screen and surround sound
    • A large outdoor environment that consists of a multi-use games area, large playing field and newly installed play equipment
    • A forest school area for all children
    • Bright and airy classrooms.


Informal visits to the school are essential and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01842 762055. We may interview and appoint before the closing date so please apply quickly if you are interested.

Closing Date: 10th December.

Interview Date: week beginning 15th December


We wish to appoint an experienced, dedicated, self-motivated cleaner to work alongside our small team of cleaners and caretakers.

The post holder will be required to carry out a range of cleaning duties. 

Please see the attached job description for details. 

The hours of work will 2 hours per day Monday to Friday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

The post holder may be at times asked to cover sickness/holiday hours.  

If you think that you have the right skills and experience for this position, please apply using an application form.   We will only consider applications which are completed in full and where applicants meet a strict safeguarding procedure.


  • Salary – Scale A – £9.24 per hour (£17,842 FTE)
  • Part time