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  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,812.00 - £21,575.00 Annually (FTE) Equivalent to £10.79 per hour

1:1 Teaching Assistant job summary

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • The post holder will work alongside teachers and other teaching assistants who support the learning of pupils.   Flexibility by all staff is important in order to meet the varied needs of pupils.
  • The post holder is managed by the SENDCO, but will work with several teachers.  
  • The principal focus of the job is to support individual pupils who have SEND.  This requires the post holder to be able to adapt his/her work to the specific needs of the pupil.
  • To support with planning (through professional dialogue) to provide a programme of activities suitable to the age range of the children.
  • To ensure that activities take into account the individual needs of each child.
  • To engage in ongoing discussions with class teachers, informing them of the progress made by the individual children.
  • To liaise with external professionals, attending meetings to discuss the progress of individual children.
  • To ensure the safety and welfare of children.

Knowledge, Experience and Training

  • Experience of working with or caring for children of the relevant age.
  • Experience and / or knowledge of working with children with additional needs would be desirable; although a willingness to learn and adapt with the role is essential.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Basic knowledge of first-aid.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work in a team.


  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure that pupils have equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop.


  • Engage in professional development resulting from Performance Management, and to support the needs of pupils.

Health & Safety

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and GDPR; and report all concerns to an appropriate person.

The Aspire Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our interviews will always include questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding. The successful applicant will be required to undertake vetting checks including an enhanced DBS and occupational health clearance. References will be sought and any gaps in employment history need to be justifiable.


The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present.  The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.                                                                                                            



Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This job post has expired.

About Hammond Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Hammond Academy is a large 2 form entry school in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire which is part of Aspire Academies Trust and the West Herts Teaching School. We are able to offer both a supportive and enthusiastic staff which boasts excellent continuous professional development through the teaching school and opportunities for progression within the Trust and its other schools.

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