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  • Job start date

    21 August 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 days INSET

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 6 - £17,966 actual

What skills and experience we're looking for


Thorpe Acre Junior School is looking for a passionate, highly skilled, full-time teaching assistant to work with children with SEND, either individually, or as part of small groups, to deliver academic, pastoral and behavioural support, whilst successfully nurturing and inspiring our children. This post will initially be within our Communication & Interaction Resource Base.

We are a vibrant and friendly school, committed to the inclusion of all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our belief is that with reasonable adjustments children can meet their potential and learn alongside their peers. Our team has a wealth of experience in SEND and support each other well.


Our school is set in a well-connected location, within walking distance of Thorpe Acre Infant School and two secondary schools, and works with the BeSkilled collaborative. You will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced team and have access to a range of CPD.


  • Be committed to the safeguarding of all children;
  • Enjoy working with children; motivating and enthusing them;
  • Have a calming and caring manner;
  • Have experience of supporting children with SEND in their learning;
  • Be committed to raising standards for all groups of children;
  • Have excellent communication skills;
  • Be able to show initiative;
  • Be able to work as part of our team; flexible and adaptable.

Candidates wishing to view the school are welcome; please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Interviews: 5th June 2024

What the school offers its staff


  • Permanent position;
  • Salary: Grade 6 (actual £17,966);
  • Hours: term time only, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm including 5 INSET days throughout the year;
  • A school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their full potential, irrespective of ability;
  • The opportunity to work with motivated and friendly children;
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn;
  • CPD opportunities to grow and develop through mentorship and coaching.

Commitment to safeguarding

Thorpe Acre Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out; identification and Right to Work in the UK will be required; references will be sought, and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check) and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

We actively support the government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

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About Thorpe Acre Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
186 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01509 214974

We are very proud of our school and our success stems from a relentless drive to put children’s learning experiences at the heart of all we do. Our rich and creative curriculum, along with the pastoral support we offer, encourages every child to discover and nurture his and her special gifts and talents.

We are a busy, friendly local authority maintained school in Loughborough who have been rated as GOOD in all areas during our last three Ofsted inspections, carried out in February 2013, November 2017 and May 2023.

Arranging a visit to Thorpe Acre Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@taj.leics.sch.uk.

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