SEND Teaching Assistant

St Mary's Catholic Voluntary AcademyNew Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire

Grade/SCP: Band 3, SCP 6-9

Hours: 15 hours per week (Morning, Monday to Friday term time), 39 weeks per year including 5 inset days

Salary: Full Time Equivalent £19,698 - £20,903 per annum 

Actual Salary for Part Time pro rata hours £6,856.93 - £7,276.40

Contract: Fixed term until 22 July 2022

Location: Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Longlands Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3BL

Start Date: As soon as possible  


God shines within our hearts.

Jesus walks by our side.

The Holy Spirit gives us strength.


OFSTED (2/3/2018), ‘Pupils behave in an exemplary fashion. They are polite and welcoming to each other and to visitors.’

DCI (21/3/2019), ‘St Mary’s staff and pupils take great pride in being part of the school which has a warm, family feel. The mission of the school is evident throughout the building and has been developed by both pupils and staff.’

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed individual to join our hard-working teaching assistant team. 

St. Mary’s CVA part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, would like to appoint a teaching assistant (SEND) to join the staff team from September initially for a year. You should enjoy working with children and be available every week day during term time. 


The successful candidate will work a child in our Reception class from September 2021.

Experience or an interest of working with children with autism and an ability to communicate via Makaton and have experience of personal care plans would be an advantage.

How to apply

To apply go to our trust website to complete and return the following documents and send to


•    Support Staff Application Form

•    Consent to Obtain References form

•    Rehabilitation of Offenders Form

•    Recruitment Monitoring Form


Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 9:00am 

Interview Date: Monday, 20 September 2021


The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested, prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.


Being part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust

On 1st September 2018, the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, part of the Diocese of Nottingham, brought together 25 Catholic schools located in Derby City, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stockport together in partnership, to ensure the very best spiritual, social and academic experiences and outcomes for the young people in our schools.

Everything we do is to better the lives and futures of our children, providing access to first- class teaching, both academically and spiritually and we are united by our collective vision to excel.


Why work for the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust?


•Access to first class CPD opportunities. We also work in partnership with Nottingham Teaching School Alliance to deliver meaningful and relevant CPD. Our Leadership Academy identifies and develops future leaders.

•Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 25 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.

•Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.

•Pension - automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.

•Terms and Conditions - we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.


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