2 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    18 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale point 3

SEND Hub teaching assistant job summary

SEND Hub teaching assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, hardworking and caring teaching assistant to join our school team from September 2024 for our newly established SEND Hub for up to 8 children with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is an inclusive, diverse and over-subscribed school, serving the community of Bretton and the Sacred Heart and St Oswald’s Parish. We are proud members of St John the Baptist Catholic Multi-academy Trust.

Christian values are at the core of our school and community however we welcome applicants from any or no faith background. We have very strong links with our local communities and Parish and regularly hold masses and worship in school with a commitment to developing our children spiritually as well as academically and socially.

As a school, we are committed to the professional development of all staff through professional learning cycles. We are committed to ensuring that practical approaches to workload are put in place to support all staff and this commitment is realised through a Trust-level and school-level wellbeing charter.

The successful candidate will:

  • - Have a good knowledge and understanding of SEND, in particular ASD, and knowledge of how best to support these pupils.

- Be passionate about ensuring that all children can learn to read.

- Be adaptable and able to work under pressure.

- Be open to support and advice.

- Have high expectations of what all pupils can achieve, no matter their starting point.

- Be approachable, kind, compassionate and act in accordance with the Catholic ethos and values of the school (we welcome applications from both Catholic and non-Catholic candidates).

Job description and main responsibilities:

- Working within our ASD SEND Hub and with other professionals in this to support the teaching and learning of the children.

- Working with staff across the school to ensure that the children in the Hub are able to access learning with their peers.

- Deliver appropriate interventions and specified programmes, under the direction of the teacher, in line with the children’s needs and listed provisions.

- Liaising with parent/carers of SEND Hub children as appropriate.

- Support with the preparation of resources for children in the SEND Hub.

- Undertake any reasonable duties outlined by the Headteacher in line with the role.

What we can offer you:

- A strong and supportive leadership team

- A Trust-wide and school-level wellbeing charter.

- Cycles of professional learning that are designed to improve pedagogy through the use of deliberate practice and peer coaching.

- A collaborative and positive environment which fosters personal and professional growth.

- A visible and approachable SLT, LGB and Trust who all hold the same values and see staff wellbeing and happiness as vital ingredients to working at Sacred Heart.

- Performance development with a clear focus development of practice to improve teaching and learning.

- A dedicated pastoral team to support both staff and children.

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01733 262449 or office@sacredheart.peterborough.sch.uk to arrange.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises.

As part of safer recruitment, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, which is part of the St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust, might conduct an online search in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education framework.

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 Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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

School location

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