1:1 Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 12:00
£23,114 - £23,893 pro rata
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Margaret's CofE Primary
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information
1-1 Teaching Assistant
Grade 3 £23,114 - £23,893 pro rata
35 hours per week
Required as soon as possible

We wish to appoint a high-quality Teaching Assistant to support a child with top up funding on a 1:1 basis.
The duration of this post is dependent on the linked child remaining at the school (currently in year 1) or funding ends. This will be reviewed on 1st July 2024.

We are looking for someone who:
• has an enthusiasm for teaching and learning
• has high expectations of children's achievement and behaviour and the ability to demonstrate quality classroom practice
• is motivated and uses their initiative when necessary
• is passionate about creating a stimulating learning environment
• has experience of working in a primary school setting
• works very well as part of a team and is willing to participate fully in all aspects of school life
• is able to relate well to children and adults, offering personal and social support to the wellbeing of key children and their families, attending relevant meetings
• has sound literacy and numeracy skills
• is a caring and understanding person, with a good sense of humour, who is committed to supporting high standards and enjoyment of learning.

• Experience of working in a teaching and learning capacity
• Experience of working with SEN support
• Experience of teaching individuals and small groups
• Experience in planning learning for individuals and small groups.
• Experience of working with children with general and specific learning difficulties.
• Ability to use skills, expertise and experience to support pupil learning.
• A caring and positive approach to children to ensure all pupils achieve their very best.

The working pattern is Monday-Friday 08.15 – 15.45 with a half hour for lunch.

Please refer to Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Please email completed application forms to stmargarets@durhamlearning.net.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.  

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 - 5.4 weeks (27 days) or 6.4 weeks (32 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 27 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 32 days annual leave. For example:
Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 27 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47 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) + 32 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 48 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date: Friday 1st December 2023 at 12 noon
Interview date: TBC

St Margaret’s CE Primary
Crossgate Peth, 

Tel: 0191 3847331
Email: stmargarets@durhamlearning.net
Website: https://www.st-margarets.durham.sch.uk/
Please note
This job is closed for applications.