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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 September 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2023

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  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£15,868.00 Annually (Actual) L3 - 34 hours per week term time only +5 days

Teaching Assistant job summary

Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Luton 

Teaching Assistant 

34 hours per week term time only + 5 days - L3 pt6-8 (£15,868.04)

We would welcome applications from Graduates or Sixth Form Leavers looking to move into a career based in Education.

No previous experience required.

Required as soon as possible

Cardinal Newman School is an 11-19 comprehensive school with Specialist Science Status, serving the Roman Catholic community in Luton and Dunstable. We are one of the most successful schools in Luton and have a thriving 6th form with 300 students. We have been consistently described by Ofsted as a ‘good’ school and under Section 48 as an ‘outstanding Catholic school’.

We are currently looking for a suitable candidate to support the class teacher in all aspects of teaching and enhance learning opportunities for pupils, supporting the development of subject knowledge and practical skills for pupils with SEND.

The post holder will provide support for pupils with SEND within the classroom, under the direction of the teacher, to enable pupils to meet their full potential.  They will develop the skills and expertise necessary to be able to give feedback to stakeholders on pupil progress, and give the required access arrangements.  Within the classroom, they will aid with the development of a purposeful, safe and motivating learning environment, that incorporates inclusivity for all.  The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with teachers, other teaching assistants, parents and outside agencies to provide a holistic approach.  This includes the role of mentoring individual pupils to support their progress in all aspects of their education, including social, emotional and literacy needs.  Further interventions will be delivered for those that require the additional support.    

Training and support will be given for applicants that are new to the role.

All members of staff are offered to be singed up to a health care package.

For full details about this post please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Interview date:  To be confirmed

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, prohibition order check and the Disclosing & Barring Service.

Roman Catholic School in the Diocese of Northampton

‘Together towards our Lord through learning, love and faith’

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding at Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Cardinal Newman Catholic School School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. Our school policies for Child Protection and Safeguarding can be found on the Safeguarding page of our website.
As a school we ensure that we are compliant with all legislative and statutory guidance, most notably:
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working together to safeguard children
The PREVENT duty
Staff training
All of our staff complete accredited level one safeguarding training online. Our safeguarding team have all completed level three training.
All staff also receive regular updates and training.

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About Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1649 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The school is founded on the Christian values expressed in the gospels: peace, truth, justice and love. These values underpin everything we do within the school and they unite us as a Christian community. We view each person as special and unique and our highly professional staff is dedicated to ensuring that every pupil fulfils their God given potential. Cardinal Newman Catholic School is a truly inclusive community and we celebrate our pupils’ achievements, together with providing outstanding pastoral support.

Christ is at the centre of all we do, which is reflected in our mission statement "Together towards our Lord, through learning, love and faith". The life and school journey that we are all on is rooted in Christ and this permeates all that we do. The cornerstone of our high achievements is a dedicated and hardworking staff who are proud to work here. Our staff want to do their best for all our children and strive for excellence in everything they do.

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