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Grade 6 - Salary: (£13,784 - £14,920)

30 hours per week (term time only)

Permanent & fixed term contract available (Fixed term contract will initially run until

31st March 2022 subject to the future budgetary & operational needs of the school.)


 We are looking to appoint Educational Teaching Assistants to join our team of hardworking, friendly and supportive staff. We are seeking applicants who are enthusiastic, caring and creative & also able to work as part of a team to support the learning and welfare of our pupils in school.

The successful candidate will also actively support the Mission Statement and the Ethos of our Catholic Primary School.

Are you an outstanding, highly motivated educational support professional with energy and enthusiasm to stimulate children to achieve beyond their expectations? Have you got a holistic and caring approach to removing the barriers to learning?


The ideal candidate will have training and experience in the following:

  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Have training or experience in Makaton, Phonics, EYFS or other school specific experience and/or qualifications.
  • Have some knowledge or previous experience with Special Educational Needs students and have a flexible approach to working with a wide range of children with varying needs.
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of school staff.
  • Provide support to pupils, teachers and the school, helping to cater for their day-to-day needs
  • Work proactively as part of a team
  • Support, recognise and use positive behaviour handling and de-escalation strategies
  • Promote a safe and inclusive learning environment for all pupils
  • Be a positive role model to pupils, setting high expectations for behaviour and achievement
  • Encourage pupils to engage with activities and provide both written and verbal feedback on their progress
  • Work effectively with the classroom teacher to promote a positive learning environment
  • Supervise pupils on trips, visits and out of school activities 


In turn we can offer:

  • A strong ethos and a sense of mission
  • committed, happy, friendly and supportive staff
  • enthusiastic children who love learning and school life
  • An attractive pension scheme
  • Access to Employee Healthcare services, including counselling, health & wellbeing support and physiotherapy


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Applications must be completed using the CES Application Forms. Please ensure you read the guidance notes, so your application is complete. Application forms and further details are available on our website or by contacting Kris Shepley (School Bursar) Tel: 01484 310700 or email office@ourladyoflourdesschool.org.uk

Candidates are welcome to arrange a visit to the school by contacting the school office, though consideration will have to be given to the additional precautions and measures that are in place due to COVID-19.

All completed forms need to be returned preferably by email to the address above for the attention of the School Bursar, Mr Kris Shepley, by noon on Friday 4th December 2020.

CES Application Form for Support Staff

Job Description & Employee Specification

CES Notes to Applicants

CES Consent to Obtain References Form

CES Equality Act - Reasonable Adjustments Statement

CES Recruitment Monitoring form

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