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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,074.08 - £16,074.08 Annually (Actual)

SEN 1:1 Support Assistant job summary

St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy
Reflecting the love and faith of Mary in all that we do.

Required September 2024


Scale 2 (Point 4), full time, term time only, 30 hours per week and will include some lunchtime working. The post will be subject to the child’s funding being maintained and the child remaining at our school.

The Academy Council of St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy wish to appoint a caring, reliable, calm, positive and skilled person to provide support for a child with additional needs who will be starting school in Reception. In this role, you will use a creative and impactful approach, follow the specific direction of the class teacher and work effectively with the SENDCo to improve access to learning for pupils, whilst enhancing their educational progress, personal experience and character development.

St Mary’s is a wonderful Catholic school enjoying an excellent reputation locally, where we have created a happy, successful and well-resourced learning community. Our children are very well behaved and highly motivated and we love spending our days with them!

We are proud to be serving a richly diverse and inclusive community, inspired by our strong Catholic ethos and tradition which stretches back over 175 years. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual wanting to grow their skills, expand their experience and make a positive difference to the life chances of all children, but especially one individual.

The post will be subject to the child’s funding being maintained and the child remaining at our school.

We need you to be able to:

- support this child on an academic level.

- help them to move around the school safely and to maintain an appropriate focus on their learning tasks in and out of the classroom.

- work closely with the teacher and other support staff to give this child and all their peers the best quality provision we can.

- Liaise and communicate with the parent of this child on a regular basis to ensure their care is consistent and appropriate.

- meet the personal and physical needs of pupils such as feeding, toileting and assisting with mobility whilst encouraging their independence.

The successful candidates will be required to support the Catholic ethos and to make a contribution to the extended life of the school where possible. Any additional skills that can be offered should be mentioned in the application process.

You are strongly encouraged to arrange a visit to the school. Appointments can be made by contacting Mrs Tracey Maseela (Senior Office Administrator) on 01422 362365. To apply for this position please complete the forms and submit online via MyNewTerm.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: 3rd June 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 10th June 2024

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 Mary's Catholic Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
302 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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