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  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

Teaching Assistant £14,649 - £15,393 / MDA - £1310

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

Be a team player and flexible in approach

Understand the role of a Teaching Assistant and be able to communicate effectively with pupils and adults alike

Support the aims and ethos of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Support children’s learning and general development across the school as required

Work with either individuals or groups of children who are experiencing difficulties with emotional literacy or other aspects of school or home life

Establish supportive, caring and secure relationships with children and parents / carers

Develop knowledge of a range of learning and behavioural support needs, to plan, devise and implement programmes to help develop children’s emotional literacy skills and well-being

Be qualified to NVQ Level 3 or have other qualifications which show a depth of learning

Have experience of the classroom environment, supporting children with additional needs

Have good literacy and organisational skills

Know how to make learning exciting, engaging and interesting as well as the ability to enthuse and motivate pupils at all levels

Be willing (subject to training) to administer medication, provide intimate care, manual handling and first aid.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • A welcoming school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • Children who are polite, happy and motivated to learn
  • A supportive staff team who genuinely want the best for our pupils
  • A commitment to your own professional development

Further details about the role

This is a fantastic opportunity; St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is a school with high expectations and standards and a happy team of staff and children. If you have a passion for ensuring children learn and achieve at the highest level, we would like to hear from you.

Please email your application and all the attachments to our Headteacher Mrs Sharon Betts at .

Teaching Assistant Salary: £22,737 (C3) - £23,893 (C6) pro rata. Actual salary: £14,649 (C3) - £15,393 (C6)

Midday Assistant Salary: £22,366 (B2) pro rata. Actual salary £1,310 (B2).

Contract: Permanent Part-Time 30 hours (including 2.5 hours Midday Assistant), term time only

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 15th April 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 17th April 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email.

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.

Applying for the job

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About St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01258 820417

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1JX

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