14 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible or Sept 2023

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Life of EHCP or child remains in school

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £21575 and £21968

What skills and experience we're looking for

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy, part of the Blessed Edward Bamber Multi Academy Trust, is looking to appoint an SSA Level 2 to support a child that has recently been awarded an Education Health Care Plan. Due to the way that the local authority fund this provision this role is for the period of time that the child remains in our school only or the duration of the EHC plan. There is no indication currently that this departure will be any earlier than Year 6.

The role is an opportunity to work within the Special Needs Department of our school and combines support, engagement and interaction of the child in one to one, small and large group settings both inside and outside of the classroom. The successful candidate will show excellent attributes towards all areas of the SEN code of practice in particular those relating to Cognition for academic support, Communication and Language for developing social interactions and Emotional regulation. The successful candidate will have strong behaviour management qualities to support the child through a person centre approach, positive reinforcement and restorative practice to encourage learning. Being computer literate, an excellent communicator and having a passion for high quality Special Educational Needs provision within a primary school are essential.

Experience of working within such settings would be an advantage.

What the school offers its staff

The community we serve at St Cuthbert's Catholic Academy is a very special one. Family life for many of our children and their families can be a struggle. Our mission here is to provide a safe place that is filled with fun, laughter, enjoyment and discovery allowing our pupils to achieve well, whatever their starting point.

We work tirelessly, alongside our families to remove any barriers to learning their child may have and ensure all pupils achieve their full potential. Governors of our school are seeking a motivated and positive person to join our staff team and someone that is fully committed to upholding the Catholic ethos of the school, but this does not mean that candidates have to be a person of faith. Living out the gospel every day is the root of our mission at St Cuthbert’s.

We are also highly committed in our school to raising levels of achievement and attainment. We look to the successful candidate to work in partnership with the whole staff team to support and drive this aim forward. In July 2017 our school was graded “good” in all areas by Ofsted. We are rightly very proud of these achievements and are now focused on our journey beyond these grades. Effective support within the classroom context is critical to us maintaining similar or achieving even better judgements in the future.

We believe that our school community provides an opportunity like no other! We have a friendly staff, high quality professional development opportunities and a strong collegiate ethos. These factors put together make our school a great place to work.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors. All posts are subject to: ● To DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) ● Medical clearance ● Verification of your qualifications and National Insurance number. ● References are required including a judgement about your suitability to work with children. ● Open references will not be accepted. ● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures. ● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out.

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 ssm@ctkacademy.co.uk

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About St Cuthbert's Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
223 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01253 403232

Arranging a visit to St Cuthbert's Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ssm@ctkacademy.co.uk.

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