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SEN Teaching Assistant (Reception)

Gosforth Road, Southmead, Bristol, Bristol, BS10 6DS
Little Mead Primary School
Full Time
BG5, NJC4-5; Actual salary: £14167- £14703
8th September 2022
Start Date
31st October 2022
26th September 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
220908 LMPA TA2 SEN Rec
Start date
31st October 2022
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • Contract length: Linked to named child
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1268915

Little Mead Primary Academy are looking to appoint a SEND Teaching Assistant to join their Reception class.

The role will include a mixture of class-based activities and small group intervention, including 1:1 work. The successful applicant will deliver specific interventions and an individualised curriculum, working under the direction of the class teacher and external agencies.

Your daily routine will involve:

  • Working 1-to-1 with a named child, enabling them to access all areas of the curriculum and work towards developmental milestones, as directed by the class teacher.
  • Meeting and greeting the child at the beginning of the day.
  • Handing over the child to the parent/carer at the end of each day, sharing successes and key information.
  • Liaising and feeding back to the class teacher daily successes and areas for development.
  • Delivering speech and language sessions with a clear focus and providing incremental steps for success.
  • Providing personal, social, welfare, emotional and behavioural support.
  • Facilitating social communication and interaction with peers both in the playground and in the classroom.
  • Taking an active interest in the needs and welfare of the named child.
  • Talking clearly and concisely to ensure instructions are understood and followed.
  • Supporting with intimate care and changing.
  • Working alongside teaching staff, parents and a range of professionals on a regular basis to implement and review programmes of intervention.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • High expectations of all children and themselves
  • A commitment to improving outcomes for children
  • A positive attitude and a flexible and enthusiastic approach to their work

We can offer the right candidates:

  • Term time hours 5 days a week 
  • The opportunity to be part of a lovely team
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension scheme
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunities for career development within the Trust

Hours: 31.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 08.30-15.30, term time and INSETs.

Please see the person specification for full expectations of the successful applicant.

About Us

Endeavour Academy Trust is an inclusive and collaborative group of schools in North Bristol. There are currently four Endeavour schools: Little Mead Primary Academy, Henbury Court Primary Academy, Fonthill Primary Academy and Charlton Wood Primary Academy.

This is an exciting time to work for Endeavour Academy Trust. We have committed to measured and sustainable growth, which will enable us to create a group of excellent schools with ambition for every child.

Our Offer to Staff

We invest heavily in the tailored professional development of our staff with opportunities to develop expertise and experience across the Trust. Our focus on collaboration means that everyone is part of a team. Within Endeavour, we develop our own teams. If you are ambitious and prepared to work hard we will support your career development and help you to be successful.

As proof of our commitment to staff retention and development, we offer enhanced terms and conditions of employment (compared to standard teacher/local authority entitlements), a friendly working environment with supportive leadership, and encourage our staff to maintain a positive work-life balance.

Employee Benefits

As a minimum, we offer the following benefits to all employees:

  • paid induction and training suited to the role;
  • tailored career progression through a performance management cycle for all staffing groups;
  • free tea, coffee and milk;
  • confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme;
  • free parking;
  • use of the Cycle Scheme;
  • paid completion of a DBS check;
  • flu vaccination vouchers;
  • free eye tests (where the employee is desk-based);
  • where eligible, automatic enrolment to the relevant pension scheme;
  • honouring of continuous service earned in the Local Authority;

Guidance for Applicants

  • Please note that CVs will not be considered.
  • Look carefully at the job description and person specification before applying for this role.
  • Ensure that you cross-reference the person specification throughout your application with examples of where you have fulfilled aspects of the job description and the impact it had
  • Please complete all sections of the application form as thoroughly as possible. 
  • Ensure that you put details of referees. If you have concerns about the suitability of a referee, please contact the recruiter directly.

 Application shortlisting: Wednesday 28th Septmber

Interviews: Wednesday 5th October


Safeguarding Statement:

Little Mead Primary Academy is part of the Endeavour Academy Trust, which is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You can find our Child Protection Policy on the trust's website: We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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