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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

B/C Grade £10.60-£11.39 per hour

SEND Teaching Assistant part time job summary

Whitchurch Primary School is a one form entry school situated on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Tavistock, on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park.  It is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to work along side a child with high SEND for 4/5 days per week, term time only.  

 As an experienced Teaching Assistant, we expect you to be enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individual who can demonstrate effective working alongside the class teacher across all areas of the curriculum.

  • To promote inclusion through the development of social skills, language and emotional well-being.
  • To liaise with other professionals both within and outside the school.
  • To show a high degree of initiative and be able to react to given situations with integrity and compassion.

Desirable characteristics:

  • experience in working with children with SEND and 1:1
  • experience supporting intimate care
  • experience supporting children with language delay and social communication difficulties
  • experience supporting children with behavioural difficulties 

This role is offered on a fixed term basis linked to funding.

You should have a good standard of general education, specifically good numeracy and literacy skills.  You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude and can-do approach.  The successful candidate will be friendly and approachable, with a good sense of humour. 

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01822 616202 to arrange this.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure. Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website Policies | Whitchurch Community Primary School (whitchurch-primary.devon.sch.uk)  All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search. 

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 Whitchurch Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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