This job expired on 20 June 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 18 hours (includes lunchtime duties). - 8.45-15.15 pm (3 days a week – flexibility to choose certain days) - Term-time only + 1 Inset Day

Contract type

Fixed term - Ending 31 August 2025.

Actual salary

£9,682 p.a.

What skills and experience we're looking for

1. JOB PURPOSE To work under the instruction/guidance of teacher and the SENCO where appropriate to undertake work/care/ support programmes, to enable access to learning for all pupils. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. 2. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Support for Pupils 1. Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters, as appropriate. 2. Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning. 3. Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans and Personal Care programmes. 4. Establish constructive relationships with pupils, act as a role model, and interact with them according to individual needs. 5. Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils. 6. Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher. 7. Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence. 8. Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher. Support for Teacher 9. Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work. 10. Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed. 11. Assist with the planning of learning activities. 12. Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/ progress as directed. 13. Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc. 14. Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour. 15. Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed. 16. Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake appropriate marking of pupils’ work. 17. Provide clerical/admin support for learning e.g. photocopying, word processing, filing, money etc. Support for the Curriculum 18. Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses. 19. Undertake programmes linked to Early Years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher. 20. Support the use of IT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use. 21. Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use. Support for the School 22. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. 23. Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. 24. Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school. 25. Appreciate and support the role of other professionals. 26. Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required. 27. Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required. 28. Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including at breaktime and lunchtimes. 29. Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher. 30. To undertake other relevant duties allocated at the discretion of the classroom teacher, SENCo, Headteacher or other designated supervisor.

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled teaching assistant to join our supportive and experienced team. The successful candidate will work closely with teachers to provide appropriate levels of in-class support and interventions primarily to children in Key Stage 2. All required training will be provided.

This role is initially a fixed-term appointment with the opportunity of becoming permanent in the future.

Please complete and return all 4 forms to the school office via email address: office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk & mark for the attention of Sue Ayres, Office Manager.

For full details including job description, person specification and application form are also available on the school website.


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to arrange on 01225 303990.

Commitment to safeguarding

All staff and volunteers are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Barring check before taking up their new position and will support our rigorous safeguarding procedures.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

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

About St John's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
311 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

St John’s is a fully inclusive school and aims for every child to reach their full potential through a rich and engaging curriculum. You will be supported and valued in our motivated and caring team.

Arranging a visit to St John's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby


Compass Point Primary School

South Street, Bristol, BS3 3AU

Apprentice TA

Marksbury CofE Primary School

Marksbury, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9HS

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Roundhill Primary School

Mount Road, Bath, BA2 1LG

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA) x 2

Queen's Crescent School

Windsor Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 0QT

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Bath and Somerset, Bath and Bristol