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Teaching and Learning Assistant – KS1

Salary details: £ - £

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 7 Actual Salary £18,772.80 - £20,211.72 per annum (£24,958 - £26,871 per annum FTE)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Covering for maternity leave
32 hours 30 minutes per day, 39 weeks per year (8.30am - 3.30pm 30 minutes lunch break and 30 minutes lunch duty)
Closing Date
19 June 2024


This is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving primary school. We are seeking a learning support assistant to work with children in Key Stage 1 covering a maternity leave.

Why work for us?

Our school is a very happy, supportive and exciting place to work. We can offer you:

  • An enthusiastic, supportive and forward thinking team
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Friendly, motivated, committed staff who work with you as part of a team
  • Supportive governors who are committed to our journey to excellence
  • The chance to work with parents who are very supportive of our school values and ethos
  • Happy, engaged and well-motivated children (Behaviour, Personal Development and Attitudes Outstanding Ofsted Dec 2018) 

We are looking for people who have:

  • An understanding of how children learn in Key Stage 1
  • The ability to motivate and encourage in order to establish a supportive relationship with the child, giving praise and positive recognition to help build self esteem
  • The ability to work 1 to 1 with a child in an individual, small group or whole class environment, making accurate observations and communicating these with feedback to the teacher
  • A good understanding of inclusion and supporting pupils with a range of special educational needs
  • Good punctuality and a well organised approach with good time management skills
  • The ability to work flexibly and adapt to changes
  • The ability to engage with parents and develop positive relationships with pupils and staff

Our school:

  • OFSTED Good overall with Outstanding Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (Dec 2018)
  • Section 48 Inspection Outstanding (June 2019)
  • A close partnership with our parish and the Diocese of Hallam 

If you would like to visit school please make an appointment by contacting: Mrs Judy Randall (School Business Manager) info@st-marys.derbyshire.sch.uk  01246 232170

Please ensure your completed application is returned no later than 12 Noon on the Closing Date.

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.