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  • Start date details

    January 2024 or sooner where possible

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Linked to SEN Funding

Pay scale

Grade E (SCP 11-16)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to an increase in the number of pupils needing additional support in and out of the classroom the Governors are seeking an outstanding Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join a supportive and friendly team committed to working with teachers and support staff to enable pupils to meet their academic and social capabilities at St John Fisher RC Primary School.

We require a teaching assistant who is prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ for our pupils. You should be enthusiastic about the development of your skills to work effectively with pupils, particularly those with special educational needs and a desire to better your knowledge and understanding in this area.

The role involves working with pupils with our SEND pupils which include SEMH, Speech Language and Communication needs, Medical needs and a small number requiring intimate care. We are looking for someone with experience of working with pupils with SEND and someone who can support the class teacher in providing adaptations to lessons and resources for our SEND learners.

St John Fisher RC Primary School is on a journey to outstanding and needs people who bring something magical to our team. We are part of a thriving Catholic Community and have happy, enthusiastic children, a dedicated staff and supportive Governors.

If you are passionate about providing young people with a safe, supportive environment in which to ensure their success, we want to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

You will join a dedicated team at St John Fisher RC Primary School who ensure that every pupil is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our teachers strive to pass on their enthusiasm for teaching and learning and engage pupils in fun and relevant activities.

You will work under the guidance of senior staff to undertake and provide support programmes, to enable access to learning for all pupils.

We know that being a teaching assistant is rewarding but highly challenging so to achieve great things, we need great people. That’s why we will help you to be the very best that you can be. We provide excellent tailored training and CPD is available at every stage in your career.

We offer you:

  • A vibrant school with a committed, supportive and friendly staff team;
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff
  • A pleasant, well-resourced working environment;
  • A firm commitment to your continued professional development;
  • Enthusiastic and creative children;
  • A school in which creativity is valued and nurtured;
  • A strong, caring Catholic ethos where all are valued;
  • A Governing Body supportive of the school’s desire to attain very high standards in all areas of development.

Further details about the role

Applicants should be able to demonstrate how they meet the following essential criteria:

  • Why you are interested in supporting primary age children with SEND needs to achieve their potential
  • How you will ensure that all our pupils are included and supported to develop whatever their special educational needs or behaviour challenges
  • What experience you have in working with pupils with SEMH/SEN in a school or alternative provision
  • What experience you have of working with children with challenging behavior and your de-escalation skills
  • How you establish warm, caring and supportive relationships with pupils
  • How you work as part of a team to provide an appropriate learning environment for our pupils
  • How you participate in your own professional development
  • The skills and expertise you hold to lead groups of pupils
  • How you will support the Catholic ethos of the school

Commitment to safeguarding

Prior to appointment, formal checks will be made in accordance with the current statutory requirements relating to child protection. St John Fisher RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
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About St John Fisher RC Primary School, Denton

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
241 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 336 5308

As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Salford our Mission and Core Values are at the heart of everything we do. Love, Faith, Courage and Passion are known by all the children and lived each and every day. St John Fisher School is a lovely place to be. Our children are happy and together with their parent/carers, siblings and extended family are part of the wider St John Fisher family. The staff and children of the ASD Base contribute to the school family in a very unique way and share in a number of joint celebrations with the main school each week. All staff work in partnership with parents/carers and strive to keep improving the education we offer for our children. We value the contributions parents/carers make for it is when home, school and parish work well together that we get the best possible outcomes for our children. We want to provide memories that our children will have for a lifetime but to also equip them with the skills, confidence and resilience to become change-makers of the future. We are ambitious and we want our children to reach for the stars. We welcome visits to the school so that you can see for yourself why St John Fisher RC Primary School and ASD Resource Base is such a special place to be.

Arranging a visit to St John Fisher RC Primary School, Denton

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@st-johnfisher.tameside.sch.uk.

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