This job expired on 1 March 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 27 hours per week and 3.75 hours per week as Welfare Assistant

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £23,500.00 and £23,893.00 plus £12.00 per hour Welfare

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teaching Assistant Level 2

Key duties:

  • Implement planned learning activities / teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses and resolving related problems as appropriate;
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher for the session, day or week and providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour;
  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress / activities;
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher;
  • Communicates with pupils to promote learning, including assessing the impact of the communication on recipients and adjusting approach as necessary;
  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons / activities under the direction of the teacher;
  • Responsible for the careful and safe use equipment, such as play and standard ICT equipment;
  • Support pupils in social, health and emotional well-being, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher;
  • Share information about pupils with other staff, parents / carers, as appropriate;
  • Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required;
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to safeguarding procedures;
  • Demonstrate and adhere to the schools health and safety policies and procedures.

Teaching Assistants in this role may also:

  • Assist in the development of individual development plans for pupils (such as Individual Educational Plans);
  • Support the work of volunteers and other teaching assistants in the classroom;
  • Support the use of ICT in the curriculum;
  • Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities;
  • Invigilate exams and tests;
  • Assist in escorting and supervising pupils on educational visits and out of school activities;
  • Select, prepare and clear away classroom materials and learning areas ensuring they are available for use, including developing and presenting displays;
  • Support children’s learning through play;
  • Support pupils in developing and implementing their own personal and social development;
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence;
  • Demonstrate own duties to new or less experienced staff.

Welfare Assistant

Key duties:

  • Support other staff in managing pupil behaviour during recreational and dining activities;
  • Report pupil behavioural issues in line with schools policies;
  • Assist pupils to develop their independence through specific tasks;
  • Communicate with pupils to encourage acceptable behaviour;
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
Individuals in this role may also:

  • Provide comfort and support to sick, ill or distressed pupils in line with school policies;
  • Provide basic welfare support to pupils with special educational needs;
  • Provide clerical and administrative support;
  • Support pupils and parents / carers to improve attendance;
  • Demonstrate own duties to new or less experienced staff; 6. Gather / report basic information to / from parents / carers as directed.

What the school offers its staff

St Kentigern’s is a happy and successful school with a strong, caring Catholic ethos in the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust in the Diocese of Lancaster. The whole school team is dedicated to achieving the full potential of all its children.

Commitment to safeguarding

BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.

All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.

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About St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01253 393302

St Kentigern’s is a one-form entry school close to the centre of Blackpool. We have inclusive practice and staff work hard to ensure that all pupils achieve their very best. We are a happy and hard-working school with families drawn from many ethnic backgrounds and many of our children enter the school with English as their second language. We pride ourselves on the progress made by all children after they enter our school.

In September 2022 we became an Academy and joined the Blessed Edward Bamber Multi Academy Trust. Our new Headteacher will join us close to the beginning of this exciting journey. We are already seeing the benefits to staff and pupils of being part of the MAT and look forward to even more advances as the MAT grows in the future.

We have extremely close ties with our parish. Catechists and parishioners work with the children in many ways encouraging the links to St Kentigern’s parish. The Local Governing Body is made up mainly of parishioners and parents with a wide range of skills, continuing the strong ties to the parish and local community.

Arranging a visit to St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email christine.murray@st-kentigern.blackpool.sch.uk.

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