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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Term time: 27.5 hours per week - 5 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3, £14,130 - £14,604 per annum. £11.79 - £12.18 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Atherton are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed teaching assistant to join our school.

The successful candidate will be able:

  • To supervise and provide support for all pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • To assist with the development and implementation of Individual education/behaviour plans and personal care programmes.
  • To establish positive and constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • To provide specialist support to students with barriers to learning on a one-to-one basis, in a small group or in or out of the classroom
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times.
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times (break and lunch time) including Before and After school as may be reasonably directed.
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher as may be reasonably directed.

To participate in the staff review and development appraisal process.

What the school offers its staff

Atherton Sacred Heart will offer:

  • A warm, caring school with supportive colleagues and governors.
  • A welcoming atmosphere where each individual is valued.
  • Opportunity for professional development.

This position is to provide support to children and staff. Please see the person specification and job profile for more details regarding this role. Our most recent Ofsted inspection was March 2022.

Please apply for this position by returning the attached application form and return to school for the attention of the head teacher, Mr McDermott.

We are able to welcome visits to school by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office to make an appointment on 01942 883429 or via the recruitment@athertonsacredheart.wigan.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding children and has safer recruitment procedures in keeping with DFE statutory guidance. All posts are subject to the required DFE pre-employment checks being completed including an Enhanced DBS Certificate [including a Children’s Barred List Check].
As part of the shortlisting, we will carry out an online search as part of due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

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About Sacred Heart RC Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
180 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01942 883429

Arranging a visit to Sacred Heart RC Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@athertonsacredheart.wigan.sch.uk.

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