Temporary Part Time Enhanced Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
27/04/2021 16:00
£20,092 - £22,183 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Pittington Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
27 Apr
Further Information

Temporary Part Time Enhanced Teaching Assistant
Required from September 1st 2021 (or earlier if possible) Until 31st August 2022, unless the child leaves the school mid year
32.5 hours per week.
Grade 5 £20,092 - £22,183 pro rata

This post is linked to the funding for a child who has special educational needs supported within our school with an Education, Health and Care Plan.

The Governing Body of Pittington Primary School seek to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic, creative and motivated Teaching Assistant who has recent and relevant experience of working with children with complex special educational needs.

This post would include 1:1 support and would involve supporting the child during unstructured times of the day, such as playtimes. The child will also need support with their intimate and personal care needs.

We require an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant who is able to provide exciting and stimulating learning opportunities and to support a child throughout all aspects of their school life. The successful candidate will also be expected to make a valuable contribution to whole school development and to enriching the experiences of all our children.

This role would require the successful candidate to work as part of a team, supporting the needs of 2 children with special educational needs within this class and so would require good communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team as well as a good understanding of complex special educational needs including ASD, speech and language and sensory processing difficulties.

You will need to be fully committed to inclusion within our primary school and to being an integral member of the Pittington Primary staff team. In addition, you will need to demonstrate high expectations and a strong commitment to promoting learning for children with special educational needs. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team aiming for excellence in all areas of school life.

As a school, we can offer you:
• Happy and enthusiastic children who enjoy school and have a desire to learn
• the opportunity to work within a school with an experienced and enthusiastic team of people who engage positively with external professionals offering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment to all children
• the support of a committed governing body
• Commitment to your continued professional development

Please contact the Head Teacher, Cathy Lee, for further information. A Teams meeting will be arranged in lieu of looking around the school. These meetings will be arranged for after the Easter holiday. Shortlisted candidates will be given the opportunity to visit the school.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

This post is not open to job share.

Closing date: Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 4pm
Interview date: Friday 14th May 2021

Pittington Primary School
Hallgarth Lane,

Tel: 0191 3720314
Email: pittington@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.pittington.durham.sch.uk