Teaching Assistant

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Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
School:Christchurch Junior School
Salary:£13,401 to £13,943 per annum
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 13 June 2022 at 8am


Start date

May 2022

Contract term


Working hours

Part time – 30.33 hours per week (20.33 hours fixed, 10 hours variable)

Weeks per year

Term-time only contract, excluding INSET days



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 4 – 6

£19,264 to £20,043 (FTE); £13,401 to £13,943 (pro rata)


Christchurch Junior School

Reports to

Head of SEN/SEN co-ordinator


About the Post


We are looking for candidates who wish to pursue a career in education. The successful candidate would be responsible for supporting a range of pupils across the school. The role will include class-based support, small group and 1:1 groups and for the most part delivered on a one-to-one basis.


The working hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 3.10pm, to include a 20-minute lunch duty normally with a specific child.


About our School


Christchurch Junior School is a large, popular community school, which caters for almost 500 children aged between 7 and 11 years. The children spend four years here. The classes are organised in year groups hosting four classes each. We are an inclusive school and welcome children from all walks of life and all faiths. The children enjoy excellent facilities in purpose-built premises, which were constructed in 2001. Our facilities include a well-stocked Library and specialist teaching areas for Music and Computing. In 2011 we opened Old Building, purpose-built accommodation for serving hot meals which also provides additional teaching and learning space with a suite of Music rooms. We take pride in our school’s support for music and sport, and our playing field has recently been enhanced by a non-turf cricket pitch. The school is a member of the Christchurch Learning Partnership of schools that work closely together to ensure high quality provision for all local school children.


Our vision is to create a caring community of motivated young learners who develop the confidence, skills, attitudes and qualities to realise their full potential. The concepts of ‘Belonging’, ‘Achieving’ and ‘Growing’ are important to us, because they support us to achieve our vision.


The Wider Trust


We are a member of Twynham Learning - an exciting multi-academy trust of ambitious infant, junior, primary and secondary schools serving the local community. Our 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 groups of children in their learning, e.g. clarifying and explaining instructions; motivating; encouraging independence;
  • undertake learning activities with pupils of varying abilities to ensure scaffolding and access to the curriculum;
  • provide pastoral support for children;
  • share in the values of our school and Trust;
  • apply their deep understanding of English and Mathematics;
  • be adaptable and work as part of the team at Christchurch Junior School.
  • committed to delivering excellence for the pupils they support and overcoming barriers
  • support first aid during break times
  • committed to professional development
  • share a passion for education
  • support pupils SEMH needs
  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policies


You are likely to be someone who is or has the potential to be:


  • Education equivalent to GCSE Grade C in English, Maths and Science, or
  •  NVQ Level 2 or 3 / BTEC in Learning Support
  • Experience of pupils who have additional or special education needs


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture


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 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 Monday 13 June 2022 at 8am.


Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. 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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