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Teaching Assistant Level 2

  • Employer: Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Pry
  • Reference: OLWCP/22/199410
  • Published: Thu 09/06/2022, 13:46 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/06/2022, 13:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 27 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School, Merseyside

Temporary (in the first instance) – Autumn Term 2022 & Spring Term 2023

Post:    KS1 Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

 School: Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School            

The children, staff and Governors are seeking to appoint an excellent Reception Teaching Assistant  to join our KS1 team in September 2022. We are looking for somebody who:
• is supportive of the Catholic nature of our school
• is passionate about learning and teaching in the Early Years
• has high expectations of themselves and of our children
• works well as part of a team and is able to bring a new dimension to our already successful staffing structure
• is willing to be involved in the wider life of the school and community.

We can offer:
• the opportunity to work in a happy, welcoming and caring school
• a lovely KS1 classroom and outdoor environment
• the support and guidance of an experienced Leadership team
• motivated, curious and creative young children who are eager to learn
• very supportive school staff and governors.


 To work with and supervise individuals and groups of children under the direction/instruction of teaching and/or senior staff, inclusive of specific individual learning needs, enabling access to learning for all pupils and assistance and support in classroom management and behaviour techniques.



Support for the Pupil

  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model
  • Be aware of and respond appropriately to individual pupil needs ensuring effective interaction
  • Provide specific support to pupils dependant upon their individual needs ensuring their safety whilst supporting access to learning activities
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and direction of the teacher

Support for the Teacher

  • Provide minimal clerical/administration support (e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money, etc)
  • Assist with the display of children’s work
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans
  • In liaison with the teacher, utilise strategies to support pupils in achieving learning goals
  • Report pupil achievements, progress and issues as appropriate in agreed format.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour in line with established school policy
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers

Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/learning programmes, taking into consideration pupil learning styles
  • Undertake literacy/numeracy programmes, recording achievements and progress and providing appropriate reports and feedback for the teacher
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

Support for the School

  • Be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection. Report all concerns to the appropriate person (as named in the policy concerned).
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development/improvement plan
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of directed lesson time, including before and after school if appropriate and within working hours
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

The post holder may reasonably be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time.




 Post:                            KS1 Teaching Assistant (Level 2)


School:            Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School        



Essential (E)


Desirable (D)


·         Ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities

·         Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues

·         Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model positive attributes

·         Good personal numeracy and literacy skills






Knowledge and Understanding

·         General understanding of national curriculum and KS1

·         General awareness of  working with pupils with additional needs, especially within a school setting

·         Experience of resources preparation to support learning programmes

·         Effective use of ICT to support learning

·         Understanding of other basic technology – video, photocopier

·         Knowledge and understanding of phonics, particularly Read Write Inc






Qualifications and Training

·         Minimum 2 years experience of working with and/or caring for children within specified age range/subject area or NVQ II or equivalent in teaching assistance

·         Above within an educational setting

·         Willingness to participate in relevant training and development opportunities

·         Willingness to undertake appointed person certificate in first aid administration






Professional Values and Practice

Must be able to demonstrate the following:

·         High expectations of all pupils; respect for their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds; and commitment to raising their educational achievements

·         Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently, with respect and consideration, and demonstrate concern for their development as learners

·         Demonstrate and promote the positive value, attitudes and behaviour they expect from the pupils with whom they work

·         Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, and carry out role effectively, knowing when to seek help and advice

·         Able to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers, recognising role in pupils’ learning

·         Able to improve their own practice through observations, evaluation and discussion with colleagues












  • Non-Teaching Application Form
  • Teaching Assistant Level 2

How to Apply

Please complete the application form and return to admin@olwprimary.co.uk.

Closing date: 30th June 2022

Interviews: 6th July 2022

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  • Employer: Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Pry
  • Reference: OLWCP/22/199410
  • Published: Thu 09/06/2022, 13:46 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/06/2022, 13:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 27 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School, Merseyside

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