This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 1:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
32.50 (27.50 Teaching Assistant and 5 hours Welfare)
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
£21,748 and £18,562
Actual salary
£13,605 and £2,111

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a strong candidate to support teaching and learning at Great Marsden St John's C.E. Primary Academy in Nelson. This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal with constantly changing priorities. The successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in the life of our school and assist in meeting the personal, social and educational needs of our children.


Working with the class teacher to deliver excellent teaching and learning.
Coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis.
Work with colleagues to determine the specific learning, medical and physical requirements of individual pupils
Accompanying groups on trips.
Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
Working with the teacher to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability


Flexible, term-time hours
The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
Good opportunities for personal and career development.
Pension Scheme.
Free access to employee assistance programme.


GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
SEN experience
Previous childcare experience.
A proven ability to work on their own initiative.
A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults.
The ability to use relevant technology/equipment.
A can-do attitude.
A commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

Advert End Date: Monday 27th September at 1pm
Proposed interview date: Week commencing Monday 4th October

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. Further information is available by below.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
209 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

About Great Marsden St John's Primary School A Church of England Academy

As members of staff and Governors, we believe that we are getting it right in providing a quality, holistic education for our children. We aim to give them to roots to grow and the wings to fly with Jesus as our role model.
However, the true test is by asking those that we serve – the children and their parents.
Keeping children safe, happy and engaged in their learning is our daily mission. We know that by providing them with quality experiences at primary school we will set them up for high school and beyond.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like some more information about our school.
I asked each class to finish the sentence – “Our school is special because…”
Below are their year groups and replies:

Hedgehogs – Reception.
“…I have kind friends” – Leila
“…when I choose my learning there are fun things to do” – Callum

Woodpeckers – Year 1
“…nobody hurts each other” – Lucas
“…it looks after us” – Harry
“…we learn so when we are an adult we know what to do” – Scarlett
“…of the Buddy benches” – Shane
“…it is safe” – Lewis

Kestrels – Year 2
“…we learn about Jesus” – Joey
“…we are a kind and loving school” – Thea
“…we follow the five values – Loving God, Loving Others, Loving Ourselves, Loving Learning, Loving Life ” – Dawud
“…we do tricky Maths challenges” – Jorja

Owls – Year 3
“…we have lovely teachers” – Elle Mae
“…all the children and teachers look after each other and it is full of the Holy Spirit” – Chloe
“…people respect us ” – Ella

Otters – Year 4
“…we are a Church school and God is with us” – Brandon H
“…we do fun Art lessons” – Olivia
“…it is safe and fair” – Kian

Foxes – Year 5
“…it is safe and a family” – Sophie
“…it gives you challenges to test you” – Kasie
“…everyone is kind and teachers encourage us to do our best” – Libby
“…it is a friendly place to be” – Joel

Badgers – Year 6
“…the teachers are really helpful. They teach essential skills but try to make it as fun as possible” – Taylor
“…they make sure to prepare you for the next thing and do it realistically” – Thomas
“…we are all one big family who love and care for each other” – Fatimah
“…we all get equal attention when we need it” – Ava
“it is like a big second family who will always welcome you and cherish us” – Courtney

Arranging a visit to Great Marsden St John's Primary School A Church of England Academy

Visits to the academy are welcome and can be arranged by ringing the office on 01282 615055

School location

Trent Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 0NX

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