Teaching Assistant (Grade 4 or 5)

Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4AY

13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    October/November 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Teaching Assistant (Grade 4 or 5) job summary

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Permanent 24 hours per week
Term time only plus 5 days

Actual starting salary Grade 4 £10,796 - £11,232pa (FTE* = £19,264 - £20,043pa)
Actual starting salary Grade 5 £11,232 - £12,401pa (FTE* = £20,043 - £22,129pa) 

 We are seeking to appoint for September 2022 a Teaching Assistant Grade 4 or 5 for our outstanding secondary school. The main purpose of the role, under the general supervision and direction of the teacher, is to plan and implement learning activities for individuals and groups. To monitor pupil progress and provide feedback to the class teacher and establish supportive and constructive relationships with pupils parents and carers. 

The ideal candidate will need to be: 

  • a team player,
  • patient, 
  • compassionate, 
  • use their own initiative, 
  • focussed upon progress, 
  • reflect the ethos of the school, 
  • willing to learn but also have knowledge of SEND • experience of supporting pupils with additional needs.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and you feel you have something special to contribute to St. Christopher’s, then we eagerly anticipate your application. 

The non-teaching application form should be completed electronically and emailed to head@st-christophers.org, marked for the attention of Mrs Walsh. It should be accompanied with a supporting letter of not more than two sides of A4 paper, in 11 point font, explaining your suitability for the post, including reference to your skills, experience and a flavour of your vision for working at St Christopher’s. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 10th October 2022 (12noon) and interviews are planned for the week commencing Thursday 13th October 2022. 

*FTE = Full-time Equivalent

Applying for the job

Please download and complete the Non-teaching Application Form attached and email to the address below.

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Supporting documents

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

About Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1304 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

St Christopher’s opened in 1958 and is an outstanding 11 - 18 Church of England Academy.Our caring community is based on a close partnership between staff, parents, pupils and governors and we foster strong links with local parishes and clergy, six of whom serve as School Chaplains.

We emphasise pupils’ whole development, offering high standards of teaching in a range of courses to cater for all abilities, a wide extra-curriculum and making a priority of spiritual nurture, with religious worship and teaching at the centre of school life.

We are an over-subscribed, flourishing and successful 11 – 18 Church of England Academy, an award-winning “Outstanding School” (SIAMS 2016). This year, 80% of Year 11 pupils gained at least 5 GCSE Grades 9-4 including English and mathematics, and 85% of A-level grades were awarded A*- C.

The school of 1000 pupils, plus a Sixth Form of 300 pupils, is attractively and conveniently situated close to the Ribble Valley and has excellent motorway connections via M65 to M6 and M62.

St Christopher’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

St Christopher’s CE High School is an equal opportunities employer.

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