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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours

Contract type


Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of supporting pupils with special educational needs.
  • Has a passion to work with children on an individual/paired/group basis and see them flourish.
  • Can build purposeful relationships with both the child and their parents.
  • Has high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour.
  • Can provide a stimulating, safe and happy learning environment.
  • Has an understanding of both the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculums
  • Can work alongside our specialist SEND Teaching Assistant and outside agencies to deliver specific programmes of work.
  • Has a knowledge of visual timetable, signs, and symbols, set targets and measure progress.
  • Has an effective range of adaptations to support pupils with SEND.
  • Has a basic knowledge of Makaton and a willingness to further expand that knowledge.
  • Has very good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, a growth mindset, a good sense of humour and enjoys being part of a friendly and supportive team.
  • Is enthusiastic, caring, and hard working.
  • Can maintain confidentiality.
  • Is willing to make a wider contribution to the life of the school.

What the school offers its staff

  • Happy, hard-working, and motivated children who enjoy learning.
  • A welcoming, inclusive school community
  • Supportive and caring colleagues
  • A supportive and forward-thinking Governing Body
  • A well resourced attractive working environment
  • Commitment to your continued professional development

Abbey Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointments to any post are subject to vigorous pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check, a barred list check and Disqualification Declaration. A start date for successful job applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained. The job role you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education recommendations, an online check will be carried out on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence.

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 Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01623 481117

Arranging a visit to Abbey Primary School

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

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