3 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    17 June 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE) Salary dependent upon experience, 25 hpw Mon-Fri

1:1 Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover) job summary

Main Responsibilities

  • Supporting pupil engagement and ensuring the safety of the supported pupil at all times
  • Build Rapport with 1:1 pupil
  • Support pupil in managing challenging behaviours
  • Working as a part of the EYFS team and closely with the school SENDCO
  • Following guidelines and advice for best practice in working with supported pupil
  • Engaging in child-initiated learning
  • Modelling effective communication and desired behaviours
  • Communication with parents/carers and staff
  • Creating engaging 1:1 activities which link to current topics
  • Working with external supporting professionals and adapting practice according to advice

This role is a temporary appointment to cover the absence maternity leave of the staff member currently in post. The post is related to the provision of special needs support for this pupil. The role will end if the provision is no longer required (or the pupil departs the school).

The successful candidates will have some experience of working with children in an educational setting. You will be a supportive and welcoming presence in the classroom with the dedication to inspire the children to meet their full potential.

The ideal Candidate is:

  • Experienced of working with children with a range of learning needs, including social and communication needs.
  • Reflective, good humoured, and keen to try out new ideas
  • Confident in dealing with avoidant or challenging behaviours
  • Dedicated to forming a relationship with the pupils they support
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Patient and calm
  • Has relevant experience working with children with social/communication needs
  • Willing to undertake relevant training related to support
  • Keen to work as part of a team and share ideas and good practice
  • Has a commitment to Christian values

If this is you then we would love to meet you. This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly caring team of professionals, who are committed to providing the very best for every child in our school.

Applications can be submitted via MyNewTerm and accessible via the school website www.st-bartholomews.dsat.org.uk/vacancies. Please refer to the Person Specification when completing your application form.

We welcome visits to the school prior to application.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position and would like to have a more detailed conversation before making the decision to apply for the post, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you with as much detail as possible to support this process

When you have enough information to make your decision to apply, please complete all sections of the application form. CVs will not be accepted.

All applicants will be notified of the shortlisting decisions by email. References for shortlisted candidates will be requested before interviews.

The Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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.

Applying for the job

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About St Bartholomew's Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
366 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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