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Teaching Assistant (Additional Needs 1:1 Support) - Hempstalls Primary School

Hempstalls Primary School (Part of The Creative Learning Partnership Trust)
Hempstalls Primary School, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£23’500 to £23’893
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Teaching Assistant (Additional Needs 1:1 Support) Vacancy


Hempstalls Primary School

Collard Avenue



Required: Grade 4 Teaching Assistant (Additional Needs 1:1 Support)
Post Status: Fixed-Term Contract until 31/07/2025
Weekly Hours: 27.5
Salary: £23’500 to £23’893 (pro-rota, based on full time hours)
Pay Weeks: Term-time only
Start Date: Monday 2nd September 2024

Are you looking for an exciting creative new opportunity?
Hempstalls Primary School is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant, who is a specialist in additional needs, to join its professional and friendly team to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning. The position will be directly linked to a child’s Special Educational Needs and as such will be a fixed-term contract until 31/07/2025.

We are looking for someone who:
Has experience with SEN pupils
Will provide a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors to our school
Will contribute to creating a positive and creative learning environment
Is educated to GCSE (or equivalent) in numeracy and literacy skills
Is qualified to NVQ3 standard for Teaching Assistants
Has excellent ICT, communication and organisational skills
Fully understands and respects the importance of confidentiality

At Hempstalls we are proud of:
Our wonderful, friendly children and their achievements
Our positive and nurturing ethos and our clear values and vision
Our dedicated team of staff
Our inclusion policy for all
Our excellent relationships with parents and the wider community
Our very supportive governors
Our commitment to professional development.

Our Trust motto is ‘Come as you are and Leave as a Champion’. We are looking for someone who will willingly support this ethos.

At Hempstalls, we understand the importance of staff well-being and work-life balance. That's why we offer a comprehensive wellbeing package, including:
Access to confidential counselling services and well-being workshops to support your personal and professional growth
A wellbeing day
Opportunities for staff to participate in wellness activities and events, promoting physical health and mental well-being

We can't wait to welcome you to our Hempstalls family!

Hempstalls Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expect all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions as part of the recruitment process. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record and other relevant safeguarding information that may make them unsuitable to work with children.

It is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity.

A copy of the schools Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here: Safeguarding (

If you are successful in being shortlisted for this post, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence.

Closing Date: Friday 12th July at 4pm
Shortlisting: Monday 15th July
Interviews: Week Commencing Monday 15th July

Please complete the attached application form.

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