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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

BG7 S/P 8-11 Term-time only 8.45am-3.15pm (45 min lunch)

Learning Support Assistant (1:1) job summary

We are looking to recruit an empathetic, resourceful and flexible Learning Support Assistant to support a Year 7 student joining us in September. The successful candidate will become the key adult for this student, supporting transition from primary to secondary school.

This role will be key in helping the student to develop self confidence and resilience and to manage the challenges of moving to secondary school. You will help the student to develop a positive mindset and a greater capacity for learning. You will help the student to build friendships and to become integrated into our school community.

The role will include:

  • Delivering numeracy and literacy sessions on a 1:1 basis ( under guidance from other staff at the school).
  • Attending some mainstream lessons such as P.E. / technology
  • Undertaking 1:1 engagement and confidence building work such as gardening, cooking, crafts.
  • Pastoral mentoring, support with mental health and managing emotions.
  • There will be an opportunity to work with other individuals / small groups when the student is working with other members of the team. This element of the role will be agreed after appointment to reflect the successful applicant's experience / skills.

    We can offer:

    • Happy, friendly and talented students
    • Enthusiastic, committed and friendly staff
    • Strong academic results
    • A school with strong care, support and guidance
    • A wide range of employee benefits including employee assistance programme and counselling sessions, option to participate in the cycle to work scheme, on site free car parking, free annual flu jab

    We value our staff members and aim to develop their skills, as such there are opportunities to undertake further training and gain further experience. If you would like to discuss the role or visit the school prior to the interview please do not hesitate to get in touch

    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.

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    About St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
    Education phase
    View all Secondaryjobs
    School size
    754 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 16

    School location

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