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Post:                          Early Years SEND 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Location:                   Academy based

Salary:                       Grade 1, point 2, £14,019 

Contract:                   Temporary to 30th August 2024, to be reviewed Summer Term 2024

Status:                       Term Time Only Time, plus training days

Hours:                       29.5 hours
Advert closes:          9am,  1st December 2024
Interviews:               5th December 2024

We are looking for experienced SEND 1:1 Teaching Assistants to support within our academy. 

Our SEND team is a forward thinking, vibrant group of people committed to helping our pupils achieve their very best. You will be required to support the children individually as well as work with the children within a whole class and group setting. The posts will involve supporting the children’s learning, social and personal care needs.

It is expected that the successful candidates will liaise with the parents, staff and outside agencies around the needs of the pupil.

Purpose of the job

Overall purpose of the post is to work with teachers support teaching and learning by working with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direction of teaching staff and may be responsible for some learning activities within the overall teaching plan.

Teaching and Learning

  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff.
  • Provide classroom support in the teacher’s absence for short periods of time.
  • Support pupils to understand instructions.
  • Support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task.
  • Supporting pupils learning through play.


  • Prepare and clear up the learning environment including displays and the presentation of pupil’s work.
  • May handle small amounts of cash e.g. for school visits.
  • Photocopying, filing and preparing resources for lessons as directed by the teacher.

Exams, educational visits and other supervision 

  • May invigilate exams and tests.
  • May assist escorting pupils on educational visits.
  • May assist with break time supervision including facilitating games and activities.

Personal and welfare support

  • May assist pupils with dressing, hygiene and eating whilst encouraging independence.
  • Supporting pupils emotional and social well-being, reporting any problems to the teacher.

Systems, policies and procedures

  • Contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
  • Responsible for the careful and safe use of equipment

Team involvement

  •  May demonstrate own duties to new or less experienced staff.

Building professional relationship

  • Communicates with pupils to support learning and development and encourage acceptable behaviour.
  • Exchanges information with staff and parents/carers.

Record keeping and information management

  •  Record basic pupil data and providing feed back to the teacher.

Problem solving and decision making

  • Identify straight forward solutions to simple problems and minimal personal initiative required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • NVQ level 2 in Maths and English as a minimum plus any related area or equivalent or equivalent experience.
  • IT and keyboard skills.
  • Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to health and safety and child protection.

Physical demands and working conditions

  • May be required to stand for long periods and or work in awkward positions e.g. low chairs.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant conditions e.g. noise, outdoor working.

Flexibility Clause

As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.

Variation Clause

This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

Fluency in English

The post is covered by Part 7 of the immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role


Post: Early Years Practitioner – Level 3

Location: Ormiston South Parade Academy

Status: 17.5hrs Term Time mornings 8.30am – 12pm + 5 days

Salary: OAT Grade 3, point 6 – £8935

Advert closes 9am 1st December 

Interviews 5th December

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.

We are seeking to appoint:

·  An outstanding and experienced Early Years Practitioner

·  An Early Years Practitioner that has high expectations of what pupils can achieve

·  An Early Years Practitioner that is able to inspire, engage and challenge all learners

·  An Early Years Practitioner that is dynamic, creative and enthusiastic

·  A caring individual who shares our academy ethos ‘believe in yourself’

We can offer you:

·  An academy that has been recently judged as good by Ofsted

·  Pupils who are eager to learn and are exceptionally well behaved

·  Parents that work with us to allow their child to reach the best possible outcomes

·   Supportive colleagues that have high expectations of themselves and all pupils

·  A strong and effective leadership team that values a commitment to continuing professional development

Our academy is a vibrant learning community with highly committed staff striving to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils.

If you believe you have the skills, energy and experience this post requires, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information about our academy please visit our website  and read our fantastic Ofsted report

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Natalie Williams, PA to the Principal on 01472 231659. Visits to our academy our encouraged.