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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade E, 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Teaching & Learning Support Assistant job summary

St Joseph's Catholic School

"Excellence for the sake of the Gospel"


Job Title: Teaching & Learning Support Assistant

Responsible to: SENCo


Contract: Permanent, full time

Start Date: September 2024

About the role

We are currently looking to appoint two Teaching & Learning Support Assistants to join our SEND team. The two posts available are to support our students in Inclusion and Pastoral areas and within the classroom.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and compassionate individuals who want to make a real difference in our students learning. For further information regarding this vacancy please look at our recruitment pack.

The ideal candidate

  • Good educational background with GCSE or equivalent in English Language
  • Level 2 or above Teaching Assistant qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Understanding of the education system
  • Understanding of how children learn
  • A sound grasp of the concept of inclusive practice
  • Knowledge of the concept of confidentiality
  • Awareness of child protection issues

About us

St Joseph’s is a co-educational, 11-16 Catholic voluntary-aided school in the diocese of Clifton and the county of Wiltshire. Our aim is to provide a caring educational environment where each person is valued and is given the dignity due to a child of God.

Everyone in our school is here for a purpose, to learn each day and to widen their knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding.

What we can offer you

  • A supportive, driven and highly committed governing body and teaching and support staff
  • Students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • CPD programme and ongoing professional development of the highest standard
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Local Authority Healthcare Cashplan - cover towards optical and dental, private consultations and therapy appointments
  • Access to discount scheme that includes over 300 stores
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – allows eligible staff to purchase a bike/safety equipment. You do not pay income tax or national insurance contribution on the part of your salary which is “sacrificed” to pay for the bike or childcare vouchers.

Find out more and apply

You can find out more about this role and St Joseph's Catholic School by downloading our recruitment pack.

We actively encourage and welcome visits to our school prior to application. Please contact Mrs K Snell our HR Officer on ksn@sjcs.org.uk or 01722 335380.

Please complete our online application via MyNewTerm. CV's will not be accepted.

Closing date: 11th July 2024

Interview date: Week commencing 15th July 2024

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a high number of applications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All new staff within the school will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The school has a designated senior member of the leadership team who is responsible for referring and monitoring any suspected case of abuse. All members of staff will receive training in line with our Child Protection policies.

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About St Joseph's Catholic School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
597 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

St Joseph’s is a smaller than average school. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is matched by a strong focus on pupil progress and hence improving their life chances.

Our reputation within the community, following year on year improvements in results has resulted in us becoming oversubscribed and a school of choice for many parents.

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