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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week TTO + 5

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary

£17,912 - £18,211

What skills and experience we're looking for

Core Purpose:

The Teaching Assistant Level 2 will work under the direction of teaching staff and will be involved in some learning activities within the overall teaching plan to enable access to learning which will be in addition to undertaking the core duties of the role.

Core Duties

Help to keep children safe by:

  • preparing and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment
  • dealing with accidents, emergencies, and illness
  • supporting the safeguarding of children
  • encouraging children’s positive behaviour

Provide support for learning activities by:

  • supporting the teacher in planning learning activities
  • supporting the delivery of learning activities
  • supporting the teacher in the evaluation of learning activities
  • promoting independence

Support children’s development by:

  • contributing to the development of children physically, emotionally and socially and the associated skills
  • contributing to children’s communication and intellectual development
  • contributing to planning to meet children’s development needs.

Support literacy and numeracy development by:

  • supporting pupils to develop their reading, writing skills, speaking/talking and listening skills.
  • supporting pupils to develop numeracy skills and to use and apply mathematics.

Support the use of information and communication technology for teaching and learning by:

  • preparing and supporting the use of ICT resources for use in teaching and learning

Use information and communication technology to support pupils’ learning by:

  • undertaking the preparation of ICT to support pupils’ learning.
  • supporting pupils’ learning through

Observe and report on pupil performance to inform the teacher’s assessment and planning.

Prepare and maintain the learning environment by:

  • preparing the learning environment and learning materials for use
  • monitoring and maintaining the learning environment and resources.

Provide displays by:

  • setting up, maintain and dismantling displays.

Promote positive behaviour by:

  • implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • supporting pupils in taking responsibility for their learning and behaviour

Develop and promote positive relationships by:

  • interacting with and responding to children and adults
  • developing positive relationships with children and adults
  • communicating effectively with children and adults
  • supporting children in developing positive relationships

Provide effective support for your colleagues by:

  • maintaining working relationships with colleagues
  • developing your effectiveness in a support role

Support the development and effectiveness of work teams by:

  • contributing to effective team practice
  • contributing to the development of the work team

Reflect on and develop practice by:

  • reflecting on own professional practice
  • taking responsibility for and participating in continuing professional development

Support children’s play and learning by:

  • participating in activities to encourage communication and language.
  • providing opportunities for children’s drama and imaginative play
  • encouraging and supporting children to be creative in physical play
  • creating a range of play opportunities to children
  • supporting children’s rights and choices in play
  • encouraging children to explore and investigate.

Contribute to supporting bilingual/multilingual pupils by:

  • contributing to the development of skills of bilingual/multilingual pupils in the target language
  • supporting bilingual/multilingual pupils during learning activities

Support a child with disabilities or special educational needs by:

  • supporting a child with disabilities or special educational needs by providing care and encouragement
  • providing support to help the child to participate in activities and experiences.
  • supporting the child and family according to the procedures of the setting

Other Duties

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, training, and briefings as appropriate.
  • Be aware of, and comply with all Trust policies and procedures, in particular those relating to child protection, health, safety and security, financial management, confidentiality, and data protection.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work, and aims of the Trust.
  • Commitment to the principle of working collaboratively with other schools within the St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust.
  • To continue personal development and to engage actively in the appraisal process.
  • To undertake other duties as directed by the Headteacher.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you, the systems, and structures of the school to ensure good order and the health and safety of pupils and students. An agreed system of performance management operates throughout the school and all colleagues are encouraged to further their own skills through continuous professional development.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Monica's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young
people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory
enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About St Monica's RC High School, a Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1111 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

St Monica’s RC High School is a comprehensive High School welcoming pupils aged 11-16 in
Prestwich north of Greater Manchester. We are part of the St Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic
Multi Academy Trust.
Our Headteacher is committed to continuing the rapid improvement which is now taking place within
the school.
As a Catholic school we pride ourselves as a community to follow our school mission statement:
At Saint Monica’s we are a Catholic family, diverse and different, supporting each other in all we do
through prayer and service.
We seek to live out the gospel values of justice, forgiveness and peace recognising the potential of
each person in our community.

Arranging a visit to St Monica's RC High School, a Voluntary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@stoccat.org.uk.

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