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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 July 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: 30 hours per week including lunch time welfare duty

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £23,114.00 and £23,893.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in applying for the role of Teaching Assistant Level 2A at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. We are seeking to appoint an excellent, highly motivated and hardworking Teaching Assistant to join our team.

You will have experience working with children in a Primary setting and must support the Catholic ethos of the school.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We look forward to receiving your application.


• NVQ level 2 or above qualification – appropriate to the post (or equivalent)


• Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age
• Experience of working in a relevant classroom/service environment
• Experience of administrative work
• Experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviour


• Ability to operate at a level of understanding and competence equivalent to NVQ Level 2 standard
• Ability to relate well to children
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Good communication skills
• Ability to supervise and assist pupils
• Time management skills
• Organisational skills
• Knowledge of classroom roles and responsibilities
• Knowledge of the concept of confidentiality
• First Aid Certificate
• Administrative skills
• Knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage
• Good numeracy and literacy skills
• Ability to make effective use of ICT
• Flexible attitude to work


• Commitment to undertake in –service development
• Commitment to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people
• Satisfactory attendance record/commitment to regular attendance at work

Please see the application pack for the job description and further information.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th July 2024 – midday
Shortlisting: Friday 12th July 2024
Interview dates: w/c Monday 15th July 2024

Post Details
Grade: Grade 4, scale point range 4 – 6
Salary: £23,114.00 - £23,893.00 (pro rata)
Contract: Permanent
Required: 2nd September 2024
Hours: 30 per week including lunch time welfare duty
Weeks worked: Term time only

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A Spacious and well resourced environment.
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.
  • A welcoming, supportive and hard-working staff team.
  • An inclusive and caring school with a positive ethos based on good relationship.
  • Well resourced ICT provision.
  • A forward looking school offering good professional development opportunities.

More details of our school can be found at https://www.sacredheart-primary.co.uk/.

Potential candidates are welcome to visit the school before submitting an application. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

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 Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Thornton Cleveleys

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
206 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01253 821392

Welcome to our school. Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is a place where children, parents and staff work together to create a positive, vibrant and supportive learning environment.

We are very proud of our school and of the children who form our school community. Our Christian values are at the heart of our school vision and ethos. Children are taught to value themselves and others. They aim to achieve high standards through challenging themselves and identifying their next steps of learning. We have an outstanding and dedicated team, who are committed to identifying and meeting the needs of all children. This has resulted in outstanding results for 2022, performing way above the national average in all subjects.

Our aim is to encourage children to appreciate that education involves not only trying to achieve their goals, but to also be good citizens. We try to help them achieve this through an innovative, creative, fun curriculum that goes beyond the classroom walls. We take our children on a variety of school trips every year in Lancashire, including residential visits, and also trips to local theatres. We give our children many varied opportunities, including the chance to flourish in drama, music and performances. We have given children the opportunity to take part in stage shows every year.

Our school is a warm and welcoming place. We are committed to ensuring that parents and school work together to provide the best possible future for our children.

Arranging a visit to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Thornton Cleveleys

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bursar@sacredheart-thornton.lancs.sch.uk.

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