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

Main/upper scale plus special needs allowance (SEN1)
Reference: 2020012


Catcote Academy provides learning for a wide range of students with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities.

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and skilled Classroom Teacher to join our highly committed special Academy team and teach across a range of abilities, ages and subjects.  This is a temporary position for the academic year 20/21.


You must be strongly motivated and possess the character needed to work in a demanding and often challenging environment.


Closing date:    3rd January 2021

Interviews:        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 (About Us/Vacancies). 

 Shortlisted candidates will be welcomed to contact the Academy to arrange a convenient appointment for a guided visit of the facility.  This will be considered in line with the current Government guidance regarding social distancing.

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). 

Each class teacher is responsible for carrying out the duties of a teacher as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. This job description may be modified by the CEO, with agreement, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job, commensurate with the salary and job title.




To carry out such appropriate duties as may be reasonably directed by the CEO, from those described in part 7 and Annex 1 of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.



1. To have a commitment to the agreed whole school vision, values and goals as detailed in the school development plan. To positively promote and contribute to the team ethos of the Academy

2. To plan, prepare and deliver an appropriate, broad, balanced, relevant, personalised and challenging curriculum to all students appropriate to their needs. The programme of work must:

• take account of each student’s prior knowledge, individual needs, strengths and aspirations
• consider the needs of the student in all aspects of development
• consider various national strategies regarding curriculum and other relevant research
• be in line with whole school policies
• motivate students and promote learning autonomy
• have an awareness of decisions made by the Government, LA, Trustees and Support Agencies

3. To assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of students making accurate and productive use of assessment

4. Contribute to raising standards of student attainment

5. Supervise, co-ordinate and direct the work of support staff who are assigned to them and where appropriate other Teachers

6. Participate in arrangements for the appraisal and review of their own performance and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff

7. Prepare necessary resources and materials, maintain a safe and stimulating classroom environment and maintain classroom resources

8. Ensure that all the students within the class have equal access to the experiences and opportunities provided

9. To take an active part in meetings/working groups

10. Communicate effectively with students, parents and carers and collaborate with colleagues and other relevant professions within and beyond the Trust.

11. Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies and procedures and actively promote these to support the school’s values and vision.

12. To have high expectations of the student in regard to work, attitude and behaviour. To ensure high standards of behaviour so that effective learning can take place and good relationships can be formed within the school community

13. To have pastoral care of the teaching group, within the school ethos, by:

• being a good role model for the student in all personal qualities
• fostering the positive self-image of each student through praise and encouragement
• respecting each student and ensuring that each student develops through praise and encouragement

14. To relay any concern to the Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy CEO and the CEO

15. To continue personal and professional development

16. To safeguard and promote the welfare of students for whom you have responsibility or come into contact with, to include adhering to all specified policies and procedures

13. Any other tasks as may be reasonably requested by the CEO

17. To carry out your duties with full regard to the Academy’s Equality & Diversity Policy

18. To comply with Health & Safety policies, organisation statements and procedures, report any incidents/accidents/hazards and take pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect both yourself and others



Application Form

Corbridge Road
NE46 1UY

Hexham Priory School uses Supply Teachers and would expect any supply teachers that we use to be on the Northumberland County Council supply teaching data base. To find out more details about joining the Teaching Supply scheme, please ring Northumberland County Council on 0845 600 6400.

We like to invite possible supply Teachers into school on a voluntary basis to spend some time with our pupils before they cover a staff member. We have found that this benefits both the pupils and the supply teacher, especially if they have little special needs teaching experience.

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