1:1 Teaching Assistant

7 days left

Stafford, Staffordshire
NJC Pay Scale Point 4
12 Jan 2022
25 Jan 2022
Job Ref
1:1 Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

Teaching Assistant 1:1 Required at Veritas Primary Academy

Post:  Teaching Assistant 1:1

Hours: 20 hours per week, Term time only (39 weeks; 38 weeks + 5 Inset Days)

Salary:  NJC Spinal Point 4

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Fixed Term, dependent on funding received

Veritas Primary Academy is a two form entry school for children aged 4 to 11 years old that opened its doors in September 2015. We are a very friendly school where children are encouraged to become confident, caring and articulate and to use their abilities to the full. We aim to provide a calm and happy atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults.

We are part of the REAch2 Academy Trust family and foster close links with other schools throughout the Trust aiming to share resources, facilities and expertise to ensure the best teaching and learning possible.

We are seeking to appoint a member of staff to join our dynamic team of committed Teaching Assistants to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of a pupil diagnosed with a range of complex learning needs to enable him to make best use of the educational opportunities available. The role will require you to work both in the classroom with the pupil in small groups and 1:1 to work on specific targets set by the Class Teacher and SENDco.

Potential candidates should have an NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant childcare qualification and ideally have experience of working with children with SEN.   

Candidates should also:

  • Have a flexible approach to working
  • Have experience of working in Key Stage 2
  • Works well within a team
  • Displays a positive and proactive attitude to all aspects of school life
  • Displays initiative and ability to work independently
  • Is enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment
  • Have a calm and patient manner
  • Ability to adapt activities to engage an interest helping with their participation and inclusion
  • Use praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
  • Be instrumental in the planning and implementation of the pupils individual learning plan liaising with the Class Teacher, SENDco and other professionals
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned and parents/carers
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENDco, including feedback on the effectiveness of the learning strategies adopted
  • Be willing to undertake additional training as directed by the Headteacher/SENCDco
  • Be committed to the welfare and safeguarding of all pupils

In return we can offer you;


  • Excellent teaching staff and leadership
  • A school that provides a strong culture of collaboration and support together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike
  •  A vibrant and dynamic workplace
  • Continuous training and development opportunities
  • The chance to network and develop links with colleagues within the trust

We would like to hear from anyone who feels they can motivate, inspire and challenge pupils to achieve their very best and want to be a memorable chapter of the children’s learning story.

How to apply: Application packs can be found on our school website www.veritasprimaryacademy.com

Closing Date: Completed applications should be received by no later than 12pm Tuesday 25th January 22

By Post to:  Lucy Henderson, School Business Manager, Veritas Primary Academy, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0FL

Or by Email: recruitment@veritasprimaryacademy.com

REAch2 Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment.  Applicants are requested to complete an online Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

Interview Date and Task Completion: Friday 4th February 22 (this will be in school following social distancing protocols)

Veritas Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory written references.

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