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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£14,328.00 - £14,855.00 Annually (Actual) Pay Award Pending

Teaching Assistant job summary

Our ideal candidate will be a team player. You should have a track record of building positive relationships with children in order to support them to make exceptional progress, be committed to developing your own practice and share the school’s high expectations for all children.

Our children have compiled a person specification and they require:

“St John’s is a special place and it will need to have a special, wise teaching assistant.  We need somebody who enjoys spending time working with children and listening to our jokes”

“If you are a positive person with good characteristics this job will be perfect for you”

“We don’t mind if you’re a man or a woman, if you have green or blue eyes, if you’re tall or short or if you have long or short hair”

“Our children are strong, honest, polite and will treat you with a good attitude.  You will see them focusing on their work”

“The children here all have different backgrounds and different experiences”

“Please don’t be shy, we will be friendly and welcome you like part of us”

“St John’s is a special place and we need a special sort of person.”

You will:

  • Play a fundamental role in shaping the direction and future of our children
  • Be part of a highly successful network of schools both locally and nationally
  • Receive bespoke training and support in order to be the very best you can be
  • Have the capacity to bring innovative ideas to the classroom

“Here at St John’s our children’s needs are the foundation of all our decisions.  We value emotional intelligence, academic skills and creativity equally, nurturing each child’s intrinsic enjoyment and desire to learn whilst also shaping their interior posture.” Andrew Knight, Headteacher

“I’ve only been working at St John’s for half a term but I already feel part of the family and supported by everyone around me. We really help each other to do the very best for the children.” Class Teacher

“Everyone who works at and with St John’s knows that the children always come first in all that they do.  They all want to do the very best they can for the children.” Year 2 parent

St John’s CE Primary School is an academy within Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust.  If you are successfully appointed, the Trust will be your employer.

Application Instructions:

If you think you can give our children the love and support they need, please email our People Team at St John’s CE Primary on stj-people@stj.bdat-academies.org to arrange a visit with our Headteacher.

This post is suitable for candidates who may want to train to teach as part of a longer career plan. Support will be given, if requested, to investigate the routes into teaching supported by BDAT.

Due to safer recruitment guidelines, applications will only be considered via the MyNewTerm platform, a link to which is available from the Career Opportunities tab of our website www.stjohnsceprimary.co.ukCVs will not be accepted or considered.

Closing date for application is Wednesday 4th October 2023 at 12 noon.  Interviews w/c 9th October 2023.  Start date as soon as possible.

Trust details can be obtained from www.bdat-academies.org

All posts involving direct contact with vulnerable children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

St John's Church of England Primary School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to satisfactory vetting, including a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

St John’s

Life in all its fullness at its heart

John 10:10

Commitment to safeguarding

We have a duty of care to ensure all of our children are safe. In school we do this by making sure that everyone who comes into the building is suitable for working with children.

Due to safer recruitment guidelines, applications will only be considered on our official application forms which are available from the Career Opportunities tab of our website www.stjohnsceprimary.co.uk.

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About St John's CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
447 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Our school serves its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. At St John’s we pride ourselves on our knowledge of our children: the children come first in all that we do. We work hard to know every child, to know their strengths and interests, so that their learning is always challenging and interesting. We work closely with families to ensure that our families are empowered to support their children within and beyond school.

We are a popular two-form entry primary school with a nursery. The school is situated in exceptional grounds and draws children primarily from Bierley and the Holmewood estate. The team at St John’s work hard to ensure our curriculum is inspiring for our children, responding to their needs both academically and personally, building individual, independent children as they leave our school.

We are proud to be part of the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) family of schools. If you would like more information about our school or BDAT, you can browse our website or visit the BDAT website.

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