Teaching Assistant (17 hours per week)

Saint John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Wigston, Leicestershire, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 3QL

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  • Expected start date

    24 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    24 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£18,887 to £19,650 (FTE)

Actual salary

£7,4351-£7,752 Actual Salary

Teaching Assistant (17 hours per week) job summary

Teaching Assistant (17 Hours Per Week)

Part time: 17 hours per week/39 weeks per year

Contract: Permanent / Part Time

Banding: Band 2 (Points 3-5)

Salary: £7,451-£7,752 Actual Salary (FTE 18,887-£19,650)

Start Date: 24 August 2022

Closing Date: 0900 1 July 2022

Interviews: 5 July 2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a strong candidate to support teaching and learning at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy. This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible, and resourceful individual able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal with constantly changing priorities. You will be flexible, reliable, and positive and be a good communicator working with parents, teachers and professionals for the good of the child. You must be enthusiastic and creative, be able to inspire pupils to achieve and be an outstanding team player that is willing to undertake necessary training and be able to show initiative, but also be able to seek or listen to advice.

Working as part of a team of Learning Support Assistants, the postholder will work under the direction of the Teaching assistant line manager to provide focused Maths and phonics interventions to pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2. The postholder will also use programmes and strategies to help promote positive behaviour, develop self-help skills and use IT packages. This support will be provided both as in-class support and as withdrawal sessions.


Working with class teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning
Coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis
Accompanying groups on trips
Supporting assessment and evidence learning
Working with the teacher to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability

Term time hours
The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school
Pension Scheme, Nationally agreed Terms and Conditions, Medicash and Electric Car Scheme
Good opportunities for personal and career development
Phonics training in Autumn 2022

GCSE English and Maths at Level 4 or above (or equivalent)
Previous childcare experience
A proven ability to work on their own initiative
Excellent communication skills and the ability to positively relate to children and adults
The ability to use the relevant technology/equipment
A can-do attitude
A commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem, and progress of everyone at the school
Closing Date for applications is 0900 1 July 2022. Interview date: 5 July 2022. Visits to the school are welcome and you can arrange to visit by telephoning the school office on 0116 2882203

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.

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About Saint John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Wigston, Leicestershire

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact email

St John Fisher is a school for children between the ages of 4 -11 yrs. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to flourish and develop to their full potential. Here they can acquire skills to become confident and articulate, well equipped to meet the challenges of a fast changing world.

We are committed to the development of the individual enabling every pupil to fulfill their potential, not only in their academic studies but also in sports, drama, music or wherever their talents may lie.

We believe that it takes a whole community to educate a child, so we aim to work in partnership with parents. We are very proud of our St John Fisher Parent Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA), which organises many social and fundraising events. As a Catholic school we have strong links with the parishes of St Mary’s, South Wigston and Immaculate Conception, Oadby.

We strive to offer a high quality education across the full curriculum, including many extra-curricular activities.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors and look forward to meeting you.

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