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1:1 Teaching Assistant with MDS responsibilities

To start September 2024

This position is for 31 hours a week paid at:

G3 6-9 Salary for 28.5 hours a week

G2 3 Salary for 2.5 hours a week



Term Time Only

Start: 01/09/2024

Cowbit St Mary’s Church of England Primary School is a small, inclusive school on the outskirts of Spalding. We pride ourselves on our Christian values as well as our friendly, welcoming staff and pupils.

We are looking to appoint a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to provide support to a child who has an Educational Health Care Plan.

The successful candidate will ensure that the child they support makes excellent progress in all areas of a carefully modified curriculum, to reflect their needs. You will spend most of your time in the classroom or working on a 1:1 basis.

You will be:

· Someone who is caring, nurturing and shows initiative

· Someone who has a good understanding of supporting individuals

· Keen to develop your experience and skills

· A good team player

· Flexible and adaptable

· Have excellent communication skills


The successful candidate will:

· Act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to safeguarding and behaviour management.

· Be resilient, have a calm and patient approach to learning.

· Have high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour.


· Be passionate about making a difference to the lives of children to ensure they achieve their full potential.

· Model and promote positive values, attitudes and behaviour.

· Have a willingness to be fully involved in the life of the school.

· Be reflective and keen to develop professionally to provide the best education for our children.

· Supportive of our Christian Values and Beliefs.

· Have good English and Maths skills (GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent) and NVQ 2 (or equivalent)


In return, we can offer:

· A welcoming, supportive, professional staff team

· Wonderful children.

· Continued professional development opportunities to support you in your role.

· A staff committed to high quality teaching and learning

· Opportunities to work collaboratively with excellent teachers and support staff


Previous experience would be an advantage, but training will be given. Training will be provided for safeguarding, first aid and Makaton. If you are interested in the above role, please complete and submit an application form. Application packs are available from the school website or by contacting the school.

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs Matthews, administrator at Telephone 01406 380369.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th July

Interviews will take place on Monday 15th July 2024

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS check, Pre-employment Health Check and supportive references. All pre-employment checks undertaken are in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’