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  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 31.25 hours per week, 38 weeks per year Fixed Term until July 2025 (with the possibility of becoming permanent)

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 Year

Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

St Mary’s Catholic Primaryis a highly successful school in the centre of Ipswich. We are part of the Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Required from 4 September 2024.

We are looking for a caring and creativeteaching assistantto join our fantastic school.

You will:

  • have experience of working in a school
  • have high expectations of children’s attainment, progress and behaviour
  • be able to use your initiative and want to help improve our children’s futures
  • be flexible and committed to working as part of a team
  • demonstrate a secure understanding of how children learn
  • have excellent communication, mathematics, and English skills (Grade C or level 4 or above).

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • a friendly, supportive and hardworking staff and governing body
  • well-behaved and motivated children
  • a positive environment in our well-resourced school
  • active encouragement of personal and professional development.

It is not a requirement of the role to be Catholic, but you should be sympathetic to the ethos of the school.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged, by arrangement and after school hours. Please call(01473) 728372to find out more.

All applications will be assessed upon receipt and we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. An early application is therefore recommended.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS 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 St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich

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

Primary school with one form entry - 7 classes with 210 pupils, close to Ipswich town centre.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-marys-ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk.

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