Educational teaching Assistant - St Josephs Catholic Primary Dewsbury

Primary Schools
St Josephs Catholic Primary Dewsbury
28 hours 18 minutes
Healds Rd, Dewsbury WF13 4HY
Fixed Term
Grade 5
£12,274 - £12,520

We have a vacancy for the position of Educational Support Assistant, to start on Monday 7th September 2020, subject to school fully reopening. The start date may therefore be delayed. This is on a fixed term basis and the contract will be reviewed at the end of Spring Term 2021.                                                 

As an Educational Support Assistant, you will be supporting the learning for pupils with SEN. You will be a resilient person who is looking for a challenge in providing great support in this role. You will support teaching in the classroom during lesson time and support and improve progress out of the classroom through individual intervention work. At times the job holder will act up to cover the role of Teaching Assistant, when required. These hours will be paid at Teaching Assistant rates, so experience working in this type of role would be beneficial. 

Experience of working with children with SEN and knowledge of the national curriculum and current inclusion practices would be desirable for this role. In addition, you must be able to work as part of a team to support the learning and welfare of the pupil(s).

The following skills are essential:

  • Working under own initiative
  • Passion for children’s learning
  • Highly organised
  • Believes passionately in inclusion
  • Working in partnership with parents, other agencies and schools
  • Creative approach
  • High expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and is flexible and adaptable 

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

Our governing body value the health and wellbeing of our staff and provide a range of benefits. All staff at this school can self-refer, for free, to Kirklees Council’s purpose built Occupational Health Unit, in Huddersfield, for Physiotherapy, Counselling and wellbeing services, HEAL (Healthy eating active lifestyle) scheme etc. In addition, we have free flu jabs in winter and free tea and coffee facilities in our relaxing and welcoming staff room. As a Leader in Me school, both staff and pupils work together to create an effective school environment where everyone is important. 

We are 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. 

If you require further information about the role, please contact the school on 01924 462053. Applications must be completed using the CES application forms attached to this advert. Please ensure you read the guidance notes, so your application is complete, and return to the school via post or email to .


01 July 2020, 12:00 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.