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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119 - £31,364 pro rata

Actual salary

£19,641 - £24,525

Pay scale

Grade 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a SEND Teaching Assistant, who will work in partnership with classroom teachers to differentiate appropriate support for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

As a SEND TA, you will be required to work with children across all year groups, to meet the needs of the school.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, positive and enthusiastic, love working with children and helping them to strive to achieve against their targets.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate should

  • Be able to develop positive relationships with young children
  • Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour
  • Have experience of supporting children with moderate to severe SEND needs, including autism, ADHD, behavioural, social and emotional learning difficulties, speech and language needs
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
  • Be a confident and clear communicator with parents
  • Have GCSEs or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and Maths

You must be willing to:

  • support and uphold our Catholic ethos
  • design and prepare resources to support language development and understanding as well as resources to support children with difficulties in cognition and learning
  • implement strategies as recommended by professionals, e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, which might include, but are not limited to, teaching language through categorisation tasks and games, sequencing activities, pre and post tutoring of key vocabulary, and using a phonological and semantic approach when teaching new vocabulary.
  • work in consultation with the class teacher to create an environment which is language rich, in terms of spoken language and the use of complementary communication systems such as visual symbols.
  • lead interventions that target reading comprehension, word reading, and spelling.

What the school offers its staff

  • A happy and successful school
  • Professional and hard-working staff who go the extra mile for the children
  • Happy and confident children who enjoy learning
  • A committed and supportive Senior Leadership team and Governing Body

Further details about the role

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

Date for visits: Monday 15th April at 2:00pm, please email school to arrange this.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; online check; identity and right to work.
All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

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About St Mary's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
418 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

St. Mary’s is a successful and highly respected Catholic Primary School, in Harborne, Birmingham. We are a mixed, over-subscribed, 2-form entry Catholic Primary School for children aged 4-11, with capacity for 420 children. Our Catholic ethos is embedded in all that we do, and we strive to ensure that our pupils’ experience of Catholic Life is rich and meaningful. We are proud to share a unique relationship with our neighbouring parish of St Mary’s, and indeed the wider community of Harborne.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk.

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