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Teaching Assistant SEN Level 1

Job information
Salary £3,914.00 - £4,123.00 (HC04)
Organisation St Mary’s C of E Primary School
Hours 10 hours per week (term time only)
Term/duration Fixed Term
Closing date 11.59 am on 17 October 2018
Interview date(s) Monday 22nd October 2018

Job details

Start date: As soon as possible

St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Credenhill is a good school with a strong Christian ethos, that is part of a happy and vibrant community. The Governors would like to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant level 1 to work on a 1-1 basis with a child in need of additional support. Please see details below in respect of job description and person specification. We will be offering a fixed-term contract that is linked to a child.

Main purpose of job:

  • Establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned.

  • To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible, both in group situations and on his/her own.

  • To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and outside the classroom, and promote the inclusion of the pupil with SEN.

  • Work may be carried out in the classrooms or outside the main teaching area.

  • To support our church school ethos.


  • To develop a knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupils to be supported;

  • To supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities;

  • clarifying and explaining instructions;

  • assisting in weaker areas, e.g. language, behaviour, social skills, reading, spelling, handwriting/presentation;

  • helping children to concentrate on and finish work set;

  • meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence;

  • assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes;

  • developing appropriate resources to support the children;

  • providing support for individual children inside and outside the classroom to enable them to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

  • To establish a constructive relationship with the pupils and interact with them according to individual needs;

  • To promote self-esteem and independence;

  • To provide the necessary pastoral care to enable children to feel secure and happy;

Support for teachers:

  • Assist with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and planning of a suitable programme of support for pupils;

  • Monitor pupil’s responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement as directed;

  • Provide detailed and regular feedback about the children to the teacher;

  • Contribute to the maintenance of children’s progress records;

  • Participate in the evaluation of the support programme;

  • Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy, and encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour;

  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers;

  • Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of children’s work;

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with the procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop;

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school;

  • Appreciate and support the roles of other professionals. Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required;

  • Where appropriate develop a relationship to foster links between home and school;

  • Liaise, advise and consult with other members of the team supporting the children as appropriate;

  • Contribute to reviews of children’s progress as appropriate,

  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance;

  • Prepare and present displays of children’s work as required;

  • Undertake other duties from time to time as required by the headteacher.

St Mary’s C of E Primary School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level.

For more information contact

Application forms and further details are available from Claire Ross, School Business Manager.

Tel (01432) 760408 or email

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview

Visits to the school are encouraged and will take place on the morning of Monday 15th October 2018. Please call our Business Manager to make an appointment.

St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Station Road, Credenhill, Hereford, HR4 7DW

Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.