SEND Teaching Assistant, Northampton

Closing date:

St Mary's Catholic Primary SchoolNorthampton

Date posted:
Start date: 3rd January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Fixed Term   - Unspecified End

This post is fixed term to cover:

The post is for the duration of the named child's attendance  at our school.

SEN Teaching Assistant – 26 ¼ hrs p.w.


We are looking to appoint a Special Needs Teaching Assistant   as soon as possible to support a KS1 pupil. 

Applicants should have: 

  • Good communication        skills 
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team 
  • English and Maths  level 2 or above 
  • Experience of  working with children of primary school age
  • A friendly and  approachable manner
  • The ability to deal  professionally and sensitively with children parents and staff and other        agencies as necessary 
  • The ability to set  demanding and challenging expectations and promote self-esteem and       independence.

Training, knowledge, and experience of working with children   with developmental, social communication and emotional/behavioral   difficulties would be advantageous.

Duties will include supporting the child’s social and academic   learning both within and outside the classroom. You will need a firm but fair approach and   feel comfortable to work on your own initiative when the need arises. 

In return we can offer:

  • A welcoming and  caring ethos where everyone is valued and supported. 
  • A dedicated and  friendly team of staff and governors. 
  • Well behaved children who are keen to learn. 

Interview  date is Tuesday 18th December 2018 


Our school offers a distinctive Catholic education where   everyone is able to feel valued, confident and secure. By working closely together, we create a   challenging, stimulating and effective learning environment where Christ is   our inspiration.

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary   School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its   pupils and staff, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this   commitment. The successful candidates   will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB disclosure. 

Pay Scale:

Grade E Points 13 - 16

Closing Date& Short listing:Thursday 13th December at 12:00pm 

Anticipated Date:Thursday 3rd January 2019

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. 

Job location

More about St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Woodside Way, Kings Heath, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 581011
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