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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 29.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed term contract until August 31st 2025, with the possibility to become permanent based on the needs of the academy.

Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


Pay scale

NJC 2019 point 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate individual, interested in supporting pupils to learn effectively and having a positive impact upon pupil outcomes.

The post is supporting a pupil in KS2 with Down’s Syndrome, and implementing their Education Health and Care Plan. The post holder will deliver learning through a combination of 1-2-1 and group support, to enable the pupil to learn effectively, as well as enabling inclusion through whole class learning. This includes delivering bespoke interventions and adapting learning to suit the pupils needs. The successful candidate will also work closely with the class teacher, SENCO, external agencies and parents to continually review and monitor provision and progress.

The post holder will be required to use initiative, maintaining a nurturing, positive approach to encourage growing independence, whilst also clearly establishing and maintaining boundaries.

Supporting independence will sometimes involve working on other tasks or with other children.

Essential qualities include:

  • ability to work flexibly and as part of a team, following planning and providing feedback to the teacher
  • display a positive attitude towards work and be friendly and approachable to all members of our school community
  • good communication skills with adults
  • hold and model high expectations for pupil behaviour and learning
  • commitment to a kind nurturing child centred approach to learning
  • good communication skills with children so that praise/directions are positive and clear
  • understanding of confidentiality
  • commitment to promoting the safety and welfare of children
  • ability to cope with the physical demands of the post

  • good standard of education
  • recognised TA qualification/recent experience working as a TA

  • willingness to address any identified training needs
  • commitment to the academy’s vision for education and its core values

Desirable skills/ qualities:

  • current first aid qualification
  • previous/recent experience working with a child with special educational needs
  • some knowledge and understanding of Down Syndrome

What the school offers its staff

Lisle Marsden CE Primary Academy is a highly regarded and oversubscribed three-form entry primary school. Our vision for education drives our mission to enable all children to flourish and achieve a life in all its fullness. We are a welcoming inclusive school, with a lovely atmosphere where children are happy and want to learn.

The successful candidate will receive support and training from our excellent Inclusion Team.

Interested candidates should complete an application form together with a personal statement (up to two sides A4) detailing their relevant experience, skills, knowledge and what makes them suitable for the role.

Application forms should be returned to thompsone@lma.nelcmail.co.uk

We encourage interested candidates to find out more about our academy by visiting our website https://lislemarsdenacademy.co.uk/.

Closing date Monday 16th October by 9.00am

Lisle Marsden C of E Primary Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. This post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Stringent Checks and Vetting Procedures apply to all posts as part of our Safeguarding Policy and all shortlisted applicants will also be subject to an online check.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Lisle Marsden Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
622 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01472 311040

Large Church of England Primary Academy

Arranging a visit to Lisle Marsden Church of England Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email thompsone@lma.nelcmail.co.uk.

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