6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale

£21,189 - £22,369 pro rata pa based on hours & weeks worked

What skills and experience we're looking for

SEND Teaching Assistant – EYFS

Starting date: As soon as possible

Salary: Grade 3 (£21,189 - £22, 369 pro-rated)

Hours: 33.5 hours per week (8:30am –3:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday / 8:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday)

Contract type: full-time – fixed term for a year (in the first instance)

Reporting to: Headteacher and Head of SEND, Safeguarding Behaviour and Pastoral Care

John Gulson Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All pupils and members of staff at John Gulson Primary School Primary School are provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential without discrimination of any kind, as referenced in the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teaching assistant with a SEND background / specialism to work alongside colleagues in our newly formed SEND support nurture provision for EYFS. This provision is already having great success for the children who access it, and we now want to increase and expand this provision. We are looking for a candidate who is inclusive in all they do and has the passion and drive to achieve the best results for all children.

Main purpose

To provide learning and care support for pupils with special educational needs (SEND). This role will be based in our nurture-based provision (‘Nestlings’) for EYFS children. This will involve working with the teacher to plan and deliver activities and supporting pupils with routines, transitions and meeting their SEND needs to support them to achieve well in school.

What the school offers its staff

Duties and responsibilities

Supporting pupils with additional needs and disabilities, with our school values always at the heart

Teaching and learning - supporting the planning process and ensuring delivery of the provision is of the highest quality.

Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals, with mutual respect, commitment and dedication to improve the life chances of all chilren at the core

An ongoing commitment to your own Professional development

Safeguarding knowledge adherence to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 and the PREVENT duty.

In return we offer:

  • A welcoming community and a highly motivated, professional staff team that are driven towards continuously raising standards.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Calm and purposeful learning environments
  • Friendly, polite, well-behaved children who deserve the very best
  • Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community
  • A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Core values at the heart of every decision

Further information about John Gulson Primary School is available on the school website: http://www.johngulson.coventry.sch.uk

If you would like to discuss the post further, you can contact the Head of SEND, Mrs. S Webberley-Holmes, via the school office (02476 227791).

How to apply

Further details and application packs can be obtained below or by contacting Mrs S Webberley-Holmes at s.webberley@johngulson.coventry.sch.uk

Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs S Webberley-Holmes at the address above.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 6th June 2023

Interviews for shortlisted candidates: TBC

Informal visits are encouraged. We are offering tours of the school on:

Monday 22nd May, at 3:30pm OR

Tuesday 23rd May, at 3:30pm OR

Wednesday 24th May, at 3:30pm OR

Thursday 25th May, at 3:30pm OR

Friday 26th May, at 3:30pm

Please call the School Office to book a place on: 02476 227791

Further details about the role


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:


Enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.


All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to s.webberley@johngulson.coventry.sch.uk

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Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About John Gulson Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
471 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
02476 227791

Arranging a visit to John Gulson Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.webberley@johngulson.coventry.sch.uk.

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