1:1 TA (Skills Specific)

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Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
School:Twynham Primary School
Salary:Grade 5, Support staff salary points 4 – 6; £12,598 to £13,107
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 8am


Start date


Contract type

Part time, 28.75 hours per week, term time plus INSET

Green book (support staff) conditions

Contract term

Fixed term to 22 July 2022


Grade 5

Salary range

Support staff salary points 4 – 6;  £12,598 to £13,107


Twynham Primary School


About the Post

We are looking to appoint a 1:1 Teaching Assistant to join our learning support team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for working with a range of pupil needs (eg physical, emotional or learning) and for the most part delivered on a one to one basis

There is a Special Needs input in the support to pupils in activities.  Support is largely on a one to one basis to pupils with disability, learning difficulties or social, emotional and mental health needs.  This may include pupils with a high learning ability (‘gifted/talented’).

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented colleague.

At Twynham Primary School we recognise that each child is different and we pride ourselves on ensuring that we teach children from their starting points.  Laying the foundations for future learning is important to us, and each child at Twynham Primary School will have a very clear understanding of their learning skills, applying them in all areas of learning both academic and social.

We are a member of Twynham Learning - an exciting multi-academy trust of ambitious infant, junior and secondary schools serving the local community. Its aim is to offer this generation of children, young people and those involved in their education the very best leadership, teaching and learning, professional development and support services.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • support the teaching and learning processes.
  • assist the Headteacher/SENCo to promote individual pupils’ academic, social and emotional development through the development and implementation of programmes of pupil work and support and in the provision of a stable, caring and supportive learning environment
  • to enable the pupil(s) to achieve their full learning potential and facilitate their personal, academic, social and moral development


You are likely to be someone who has:

  • Experience of working with children in an educational setting, together with the identified specific competences/skills
  • Significant empathy with pupils who have additional or special educational needs.  Where appropriate, to be prepared to undertake special skills training e.g. signing, to meet additional educational and communication needs
  • A willingness to attend courses as required to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills to improve the general level and quality of support given to pupils and teachers and to maintain the identified competence of the post holder

Education standard equating to GCSE Grade A*- C (9 - 4) in English, Maths and Science or equivalent NVQ Level 3 / BTEC in Learning Support is essential



Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Twynham Learning HR on 01202 878073 or email us at


How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit an Application form and Criminal Records Declaration Form by email to:  

Only applications on the Twynham Learning official ‘Application Form – Non-Teaching Posts’ will be accepted. You can download the form here:

The closing date is Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 8am



Twynham Learning is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.


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