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THRIVE Practitioner / 1 to 1 TA

Woodlands Primary SchoolWiltshire

This is not a Wiltshire Council vacancy therefore please contact the school direct for further information.

We’re currently looking for a THRIVE Practitioner/1 to 1 TA to support the development, social, emotional and behavioural needs of pupils, improving their active engagement in their social and academic environments and access to learning.

The TA role will be in the mornings and the Thrive role in the afternoons.

Key duties:

• Working with selected 1 to 1 children as required, we are looking for a highly committed teaching assistant to work as a 1 to 1 with a selection of children in the mornings but who would have the flexibility to be a whole class TA if required.  Ideally you will already have school experience supporting young pupils with special educational needs and an HLTA qualification would be desirable but not essential.

• Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils according to the school’s policies, including safeguarding and PREVENT.

• Use specialist skills, training, or experience to support pupils’ social and emotional development and support the development of positive behaviour.

• To support the day to day running of a Thrive provision ensuring that pupils are effectively supervised, implementing timetables, planning (including Thrive/individual behaviour plans), strategies and activities to meet the individual needs of pupils

• Establish positive relationships and partnerships with young people, acting as a role model and responding to the needs of each individual student.

• Provide play and arts-based enjoyable experiences that give young people the opportunity to learn through experience rather than through cognitively based learning.

• Deliver 1:1, small groups and class group sessions 

• Establish constructive relationships and partnerships with parents and families and participate in feedback sessions as directed.

• Maintain a calm and positive environment in which pupils can learn and which is conducive to positive behaviour.

• Support teaching staff to carry out assessments and implement action plans, both whole class and individual

You will need to have:

• good Literacy and Numeracy skills

• high expectations and the ability to motivate pupils

• the ability to establish clear boundaries and routines, which will ensure the pupil’s enjoyment and success in learning

• a calm personality, patience and a good sense of humour

• a flexible attitude to work as this role could involve changes on a daily basis

In return we can offer:

• a friendly and welcoming school community

• happy and hardworking children

• a vibrant school curriculum

• a school with a caring and supportive ethos where everyone is valued

• a dedicated and enthusiastic staff team

• a commitment to your personal professional development

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Please enclose a covering letter with any application.

Hours of work:  8.50am – 3pm Monday to Friday


Full time/Part time 

Contract type: Permanent/Temporary/Maternity cover/Volunteer

Closing date (and time): Midday Friday 17th September  

Interview date: TBC  

Commencement date: ASAP

Additional information

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please make an appointment by contacting the school office on 01722 335849.

Further details and/or an application pack can be obtained from the school office by email via Additional information about our school can be found on our website

Woodlands Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

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