Teaching Assistant – Level 3 (Linked to EHCP funding)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/12/2023 23:59
Grade E, SCP 8-11 (£24,702 - £29,777 per annum, pro rata + SEND Allowance of £1455)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Joseph’s Catholic Infant and Junior Schools, Birtley
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Dec
Further Information
The Federation of St Joseph’s Infant and Junior schools requires a committed, conscientious and exceptional individual to support and assist pupils with SEND, throughout the schools.  
In 2019, St Joseph’s Catholic Infant and Junior Schools were federated, to form one community. The federated schools have been selected as part of the DfE 2022 Rebuild Programme. Consequently, we hope to have a new school site within the next three years, which seeks to bring together the two school communities, to form one family.  
We pride ourselves on the warm, family atmosphere we provide for our children. The uniqueness of our small community means that every member of staff knows every child well and this enables us to develop very strong relationships with all of our families. The senior leadership team are unashamedly ambitious for the pupils in our care.
We are proud to be part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a family of secondary, middle, primary and first schools in Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland and Sunderland. Bishop Wilkinson is the largest Catholic education trust in the North East of England, which includes 48 schools - and this is an exciting time to join our supportive team.
The successful candidate will be required to provide support for all pupils including those with complex SEND profiles. They will work in class, with small groups, and individuals.
The candidate should have the following:
  • Previous experience of working as a teaching assistant
  • Experience of supporting children with SEND
  • Experience of working across the key stages
Experience of assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
The successful candidate will:
  • Support and monitor the challenging and demanding expectations set by the teacher and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Experience of planning and delivering age-appropriate activities.
  • Demonstrate excellent practical, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate a firm but fair approach to teaching and learning.
  • Be flexible and approachable. 
How to Apply:
To complete an online application form please click the 'Apply' button. 
Closing date: Sunday 3rd December 2023
Interview date: Wednesday 6th December 2023
The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.