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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 March 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 36 hours 15 minutes per week across 5 days fixed, during term-time (8.30am – 4:15pm, with 30 mins for lunch) plus two INSET days

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 Months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Maths
  • Experience of working with children and, if possible, working with children with autism/ sensory processing issues
  • Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities (under supervision) would be desirable.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with students and adults
  • Skills and expertise in understanding the needs of all students would be useful
  • Knowledge of how to help adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs, ideally with autistic children
  • Knowledge of Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Active verbal and listening skills
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good organisational skills

What the school offers its staff

Caistor Grammar School is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage, or civil partnership.

Further details about the role

Main purpose

The Teaching Assistant will:

  • Give 1-to-1 support to students in lessons as directed by the SENCO, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement.
  • Work with the SENCO to raise the learning and attainment of SEND students
  • Promote students’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion as directed by the SENCO
  • Give 1-to-1 support to students at break and lunchtimes, as directed by the SENCO
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures.
Duties and responsibilities

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teachers
  • Support the student by maintaining good order and discipline, managing their behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Use ICT skills to advance students’ learning
  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of student performance and progress
  • Communicate effectively with other staff members, professionals, and parents/carers under the direction of the SENCO
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school, supporting our vision and values
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of students, and help to safeguard students’ well-being by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and our school’s Child Protection Policy
  • Complete relevant professional development to improve effectiveness
  • Attend CPD to improve performance in the role
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies, and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes, values, and behaviours to develop and sustain effective relationships with the school community
  • Respect individual differences and cultural diversity
  • Undertake any other additional duties as directed by the SENCO

Commitment to safeguarding

• We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff
share this commitment.
• All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical, reference and Social media/web
search checks.
• All Pre-employment checks are in line with "Keeping Children Safe in Education.
• Shortlisted applicants will be subject to a Social Media/ Web search check. This does not form
part of the shortlisting process and you will have a chance to address any issues of concern
that come up during the search.

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About Caistor Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
687 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are based in the heart of Caistor, a market town standing on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Lincoln is 24 miles to the south and Grimsby 12 miles to the east. To the north, over the Humber Bridge, Hull is about 30 minutes from here and major cities like Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds can be reached easily within an hour and a half along the M180 motorway. Property prices are very reasonable compared to other parts of the country, while to the east you can enjoy the delights of the coast in resorts to suit everyone’s tastes.

The School is a special, unique place. All staff, teaching, administration and support, work hard to ensure that our students receive the best education possible. We number approximately 690 students, including 180 in the Sixth Form. We are also proud to be a single academy trust with a very supportive parental and governing body. We are keen to maintain our independence.

The School was founded in 1631 and the original school room is still in use. Most of our work, however, is done in buildings which were substantially remodelled and extended in the very recent past. In 2005, our Manning Building was extensively re-modelled to provide improved accommodation for Modern Languages, PE and History. We also gained an all-weather pitch and a new sports pavilion. The School has a new Food Technology Room, new Music facilities and we have extended our science provision creating the Olympic Torch Building for the teaching of Physics in 2014. Last summer our dining hall was expanded and remodelled. We have just submitted an ambitious £1.2m bid to create a new library and a multi-use performance facility.

We have been actively involved in a number of partnerships with other Lincolnshire Schools and local businesses. We are a selective school drawing our pupils from the upper 25% of the ability range. All our sixth formers are working for three or four A-levels and nearly all go on to either employment, apprenticeships and higher education, including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. Our students are well motivated and, to quote our last inspection, ‘relish their learning.’ The atmosphere of the School is friendly, purposeful and inclusive. Colleagues are encouraged to develop their own skills and abilities in a supportive environment.

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