Job Opportunities

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Fairisle Junior School

Closing Date: 24/1/2018

Contract: Temporary, Part Time

Salary: £19,694 (Pro rata)

Reference Number: #FJS-001

Grade: 6

Fixed Term Contract

Are you passionate about making a difference to a child’s life chances?  

Do you believe in giving every child the opportunity to be the very best they can be?  

If so, we want you to join us.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional One to One Teaching Assistant to support a child who can be successful with a little extra help. The role will involve:

  • Supporting a child with an Education Health and Care Plan
  • Delivering appropriate interventions and therapy programmes
  • Helping a child realise their full academic and social progress
  • Supporting inclusion within the classroom and wider environment

The successful candidate will need to be able to work within the classroom, liaising with the class teacher and the Assistant Headteacher.  

We would welcome applications from those who have experience of working with children but also those who wish to pursue a new career in this area.  

We believe the key attributes for this role is: ·        

  • GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.         
  • High expectations of children's progress, attainment and behaviour.         
  • An ability to support pupils with barriers to their learning.         
  • The ability to motivate, challenge and engage children.         
  • The ability to use your own initiative, focusing on solving problems.   
  • The ability to work as a positive team member.         
  • Patience, empathy and good communication skills.         
  • Organisation and resourcefulness, the ability to work under pressure with good time management skills and a sense of humour.         
  • An understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding.         
  • Confidence in using IT.  

The position is for 20 hours per week.  All jobs are conditional on a named child remaining in the school and the ongoing review of children’s support as part of the standard SEN Annual Review process.

The start date is ideally as soon as possible, though is negotiable depending on current work commitments and notice periods.

For an application form, please follow the link on our school website and to visit us please contact Robin Hayes, Assistant Headteacher on 023 8073 3415.

Closing Date: 12(noon) 24th January 


Our federation and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please note that the online application feature isn’t available on mobile devices such as phones and tablets – if you visit the site from your computer or laptop you will be able to benefit from applying online. If you are unable to apply online, please post a printed copy of your form to the school.

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