Teaching Assistant with SEND Duties - Fixed Term

We are a large, high performing, over-subscribed and highly regarded Church of England Primary Academy in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire; founded on distinctively Christian principles and ethos, with a desire to serve the common good. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated staff team, who is enthusiastic, hardworking, shares our high expectations and will actively contribute to our creative and forward thinking team.


The post would involve working in Foundation Stage 2 (Reception Year) to support a child with special educational needs/disability (Autistic Spectrum Condition).


The post is a full time position of 29.5 hours per week. It is a fixed term contract initially for one year, but this will be reviewed


The successful applicant would be required to work one to one and in small group and whole class situations to focus attention and promote learning, following the planning and direction of the class teacher. The child in question has delayed speech and language skills and moderate learning difficulty and also needs to work on programmes supplied and monitored by outside agencies. A comprehensive visual timetable would be followed to help the child to access the school day. The child will need support to participate in the curriculum with learning opportunities provided, appropriate to the child’s stage of development. As well as working with the class teacher and other adults and liaising with parents, the post holder will also be required to use initiative and to maintain a calm, positive but firm approach to encourage growing independence, whilst at the same time clearly establishing and maintaining boundaries. Supporting independence will sometimes involve working on other tasks or with other children, at the class teacher’s discretion. The child will also require assistance and oversight with personal independence and basic self-care needs.


Applicants should review the job description and person specification for more information regarding the role and if you would like to be considered for the post, please submit a letter in support of your application, detailing any experience/ knowledge/ skills that you feel would make you suitable for the role.

Applications should be returned to the academy office or emailed to office@lma.nelcmail.co.uk by 4pm on Tuesday 2nd July marked for the attention of Mr Dodsworth


Lisle Marsden C of E Primary Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

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