Teaching Assistant
Catcote Academy
Catcote Road
TS25 4EZ
Telephone: 01429 264036
Email: Carla.smith@catcote.co.uk
Website: www.catcoteacademy.co.uk

Salary: £14,812 per annum, £10.00 per hour (Band 5 SCP 5)
 33hrs week – Term Time Only + 5 PD Days
Temporary, Part time
Ref: 2020011


Catcote Academy provides learning for a wide
range of students with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities from age 11 to 19.


We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant preferably with specific experience of working with children with complex needs. This post is a temporary position for the academic year 20/21. 


Applicants with previous experience working within a SEN environment are preferable.  You must be strongly motivated and possess the character needed to work in a demanding and often challenging environment.


Closing date: 3rd January 2021

Interview Date: W/C 11th January 2021

Start Date: ASAP

Completed application forms to be sent to:

C Smith, Catcote Academy, Catcote Road, Hartlepool, TS25 4EZ



You will need to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered an interview.  Only applications submitted on the Trust’s application form will be accepted. 

Application forms can also be found at www.catcoteacademy.co.uk


We welcome applications regardless of age, gender,
disability, ethnicity or religion.

Please see our website for our Privacy Notice
(Job Applicants) regarding how we will use your personal information.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and check of the Children’s/Adult’s Barred list via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 




Job Description –
Teaching Assistant Level 1 (TA1)


Main Duties


Under the guidance and direction of teaching staff and/or senior colleagues:-


General Responsibilities

  • Work as directed by senior staff
  • Adhere to all Trust policies and college development plans including confidentiality, vulnerable adult protection, H&S, equal opportunities, SEN etc
  • Maintain a safe working and teaching environment including adhering to policies on safeguarding of students and behaviour management
  • Attend and participate in CPD activities as required
  • Attend meetings and liaise with colleagues in school and parents/careers as required
  • Be an effective role model for pupils by demonstrating and promoting positive values, attitudes and behaviours
  • Engage with all pupils as directed by the Trust in line with the overall goals of the Trust and the needs of all pupils
  • Work at multi-site locations as directed


Core Responsibilities

  • Support students with their learning and well-being including whole classroom, 1 to 1 and small group environments, under the direction of a Teacher / Tutor
  • Have knowledge of individual students in order to assist with learning and behaviour in line with any plans
  • Feedback to teaching staff on progress and behaviour of students and effectiveness of learning activities
  • Feedback to students in relation to learning and behaviour
  • Assist in preparing student reports and other administrative tasks including outcome plans, end of year reports, behaviour reports/plans and third party assessments
  • Support the assessment and recording of student progress and attainment
  • Support students in any location as directed, indoor and outdoor, including outdoor learning, educational visits, after school clubs, activity centres, vocational areas etc.
  • Supervision and support of students during break and lunch times including feeding where necessary
  • Assist and take part in physical activities as directed e.g. walking, swimming, trampoline etc
  • Preparation of learning resources, equipment and displays including cleaning, tidying & organising
  • Ensure cleanliness of equipment, resources and learning areas
  • Use ICT effectively to support learning activities
  • Escort students to and from college transport and escort pupils with an appropriate colleague if required
  • Accompany teachers/senior colleagues and students on educational visits and assist in the supervision of students
  • Carry out tasks for the general health, domestic care and welfare of pupils including toileting/changing, cleaning, using specialist equipment when necessary (this may include administering medicine under guidance and training on a voluntary basis)

Application Form

Corbridge Road
NE46 1UY

Tel.: 01434 605021
email: admin@hexham.northumberland.sch.uk

We are always looking to increase our bank of supply Teaching Assistants who are available to work in school. Work may be on an ad hoc basis to cover for absent staff or regular work to cover in a class when a child from our school attends a teaching session in their local mainstream school supported by their own Teaching Assistant.

We would be interested in hearing from anyone that has a Child Care qualification equivalent to NVQ Level Two or higher, with good levels of literacy and numeracy. Experience will also be taken into account. Application forms along with the Health Declaration forms can be downloaded below and should be returned to school via email. All Supply Teaching Assistants must have a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)clearance, which can be facilitated by school. We would recommend joining the DBS update service.

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