This job expired on 24 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part-time, term time
26.5 Hours a week, Monday to Friday
Contract type
Fixed term ( 1 year fixed term with the opportunity to go permanent)
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary
£11,879 - £12,110 including Crawley Weighting

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint two hardworking and dedicated TA's to join our Learning Support Team in September for a one year contract with the possibility to go permanent.

If you want to work in a school where everyone is valued and supported to be the best they can be (both students and staff) then this is the school for you. Please click on this link to get a flavour of St Wilfrid’s:

As you will see from the link, we have great facilities, great staff and above all, great students!

This is a school that wants to be the very best it can be. Do you want to be part of that? You do not need to be a Catholic to work here, indeed many of our staff are not, but a willingness to embrace the ethos of the school is expected.

St Wilfrid’s is a great school with an excellent reputation both locally as well as across West Sussex. The strength of community at St Wilfrid’s is a strong one based upon mutual respect. The staff work incredibly hard and are prepared to go the extra mile for the students in their charge. Our students are amazing and they contribute enormously to making the school such a welcoming and productive place. Our most recent Section 48 Diocesan Report (October 2017) and our Ofsted Report (January 2018) certainly reinforce this aspect of school life. All potential applicants are invited and encouraged to arrange a visit – we firmly believe you will not be disappointed.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
968 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley

St Wilfrid’s has an extremely strong reputation in the community and as such, we are heavily oversubscribed with waiting lists in all year groups. We are a 5-form entry Catholic School with 770 students in Year 7-11 and 192 students in our Sixth Form. In September 2020, we took 6 forms into Year7 and this will continue for September 2021 and beyond.

The students love their school and staff love working here. In our most recent Section 48 inspection, where we were rated “Outstanding”, the inspectors commented, “in every interview the word “community” was one of the defining characteristics of St Wilfrid’s”. The quotes below are from staff members who have recently joined us:

“I joined St. Wilfrid’s mid-way through the year, and the friendliness and supportiveness of my new colleagues helped make this smoother than I expected. The students have been friendly and helpful, and their behaviour has lived up to the high expectations everyone has of them. The warm Catholic ethos of the school is evident in the respectful relationships between everyone, and I love the perspective it gives to our busy days together.” Mr K Hector (Subject Leader for Humanities)

“As soon as I visited St Wilfrid’s and met the Headteacher, I felt assured that my aim as a teacher matched the ethos of the school – not just getting our students the best educational outcomes, but helping them to develop as young people. I quickly settled in and despite having been here only a year, it certainly feels like longer – in the best possible way! The staff team are welcoming and supportive and the students’ value the community they are a part of. The friendly, positive atmosphere around the school really does make teaching here rewarding and enjoyable!” Mrs K Houlton (Maths)

“I have been at St Wilfrid’s for just over a year and have loved every minute of it. From the moment I walked in for my interview and first day it has been welcoming and I have felt like I have always been here. St Wilfrid’s has a strong community feel and a massive positive vibe. I really enjoy being part of the maths team here and look forward to spending my future teaching career at St Wilfrid’s.” Mrs V Coote (Maths)

Students at St Wilfrid’s make “above average” progress overall and our reputation for this is countywide. We are determined to do even better.

If you are someone who wishes to work in a community which is inclusive and where every member is treated with dignity and respect then St Wilfrid’s is the place for you.

Arranging a visit to St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley

All potential applicants are invited and encouraged to arrange a visit – we firmly believe you won’t be disappointed. Please arrange a visit by contacting Sarah Minnis, Headteacher's PA, on 01293 425185 or by email at

School location

St Wilfrid's Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8PG

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