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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Thursday 08.30am - 4.30pm Friday 08.30am - 4.00pm Term time only plus PD Days (47 week contract) (Requests for part time working will be considered, subject to the needs of the school)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Actual Salary £22902.85 to £24197.20

Pay scale

NJC Band 7 pts 14 - 17

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Head Teacher and Governors of Abbey School are looking for experienced, enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to work across our school (Infants and Juniors) with a range of SEN pupils as a team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant to develop their experience with Special Educational Needs. The role will involve working with pupils with Special Needs and Challenging behaviours who require extra learning support on a 1:1 or small group basis.

The SEN Teaching Assistant will have the opportunity to work closely with children who have ASD as well as some other special needs.

The successful candidate for our school will be confident and passionate about working with students who need extra Learning Support. They will have a can-do attitude and willingness to help in other areas of the classroom, and the ability to work well under pressure. Although this is primarily a SEN role, the successful candidate will be required to carry out general Teaching Assistant duties and assist with extra-curricular activities.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer:

  • A wonderful place to work, learn and develop
  • Pupils with excellent behaviour and a thirst for knowledge
  • Happy and welcoming pupils, staff, governors and parents
  • Exciting visions for the future
  • Warm, collegiate and supportive environment
  • Opportunity to work in collaboration with other schools
  • High quality Continuous Professional Development

Further details about the role

Positions available: 4 x Permanent, 2 x Fixed Term until 31/08/24

(Requests for part time working will be considered, subject to the needs of the school)

Visits to the school are welcomed, and will take place on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May at 4pm.

Please contact crochester@abbeyfed.darlington.sch.uk to book a place on either visit

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 Abbey Infants' School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
265 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
Phone number
01325 380748

We are a warm, inclusive family school with a strong sense of community and a commitment to excellence for all children in our care. We aim to ensure that our children feel safe and happy and achieve their potential as unique individuals and as learners.

Abbey is a learning community, which evolves and changes. We believe that education is about expanding our expectations and building on firm foundations. It is critical for our success that every learner is well equipped with a balance of social, moral and academic skills. We have excellent staff who are committed to providing unique, stimulating and interesting learning opportunities, which motivate our learners to apply their skills

Arranging a visit to Abbey Infants' School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email crochester@abbeyfed.darlington.sch.uk.

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