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  • Job start date

    1 September 2025

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,171.00 - £16,526.00 Annually (Actual) ACAD 1 (2-6) FTC until 30/08/2025

1:1 SEND Support Learning Support Assistant job summary

Job Purpose

Working directly with individual children, young people and their families, under the instruction of the Head Teacher and Inclusion manager. Providing tailored support including offering practical and emotional support. Working with the class teachers and inclusion manager and other professionals / agencies to assess needs and provide appropriate interventions to families, including completing funding requests, reports and support Early help referrals.

To aid the pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:

Clarifying and explaining instructions

Ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided

Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs

Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, sensory development,

Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupils to concentrate and stay on task

Working Hours

31.25 hours term-time plus training days

8:45 - 15:30 Monday - Friday with half an hour unpaid break

FTC Linked to named child/end date 30/08/2025

Commitment to safeguarding

HEART Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer and therefore operates no restrictive policies in relation to age, sex or creed.

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated as per statutory guidance.

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About Shortstown Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
475 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Shortstown Primary opened in September 2013 and boosts fantastic new, state-of-the-art facilities. Through the benefit of its excellent Pre-school provision it is able to take children from the age of 2 through to 11 years.

Shortstown Primary is an inclusive school which has a positive impact on children’s learning and achievement through high expectations in a creative and motivating environment. The school believes that every child truly does matter and as a result has an unrelenting focus on raising standards in all aspects of school life so that each student can develop their talents and be the best they can be.

Shortstown was rated as a Good school following an Ofsted visit in 2013; its Pre-school received an Outstanding grading. Curriculum is planned around creative activities which promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but also a range of extra-curricular activities to enrich the experiences of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what students learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.

Shortstown Primary aims to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and cooperate with others while developing knowledge and skills so that they achieve their true potential.

As a Lead Literacy School, Peter Pan Teaching school partner and an Excellence Partner with Bedford University and Bedford College, Shortstown Primary supports a number of individuals through their training programmes. It also supports Hertford University and the Develop Group for school based work placements.

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