St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust


1:1 Teaching Assistant (21/018) - St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Closing date for applications: 01/11/2021 9:00 am
Salary: CMAT Salary Band 2 -£18,562- £19,312 per annum (Actual Salary £13,999 - £14,565)
Contract: Fixed Term – Attached to 2 children with an EHCP
Sites: Based at St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Grantham

Job description: 32.5 hours per week worked over 39 weeks a year


We at St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust on behalf of St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with 1:1 experience to join our innovative and friendly school team.


This will be a fixed term contract which will be reviewed annually in line with the EHCP.

We are looking to appoint a skilled, resilient Teaching Assistant to work predominantly one to one with pupils with an Education Health Care Plan.

The successful applicant will:

– Have experience of working with primary aged children as a Teaching Assistant or Teacher.
– Be resilient, have a calm, patient approach and positive attitude.
– Deliver social skills and sensory programmes.
– Be able to adapt plans and use ICT to support children’s learning.
– Be a team player and communicate effectively with staff and parents.
– Be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children, helping them to ‘believe, succeed and soar’.

Confidence to manage and support children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities is essential, as is showing initiative to adapt to individual needs of children. Prior experience of working on a 1:1 basis with children with high needs is desirable.

The work pattern for this role will be as follows: 8.30-3.30pm (half hour lunch break)

In return we offer:

  • A pleasant working environment with like-minded dedicated and supportive colleagues
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to professional development


St. Mary’s is a welcoming, supportive and friendly working environment full of brilliant children and staff! We are part of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust. We are committed to high quality professional training and career development.


You do not need to be a practising Catholic but must be committed to working within a Christian ethos. You will join a school with a clear vision to unlock the potential of all of our students through our Catholic Virtues. All our staff uphold the core virtues and Catholic ethos of the school, regardless of religious denomination, as we work as a community for our children in order to help them to become fully rounded people who achieve excellent academic results.


Interviews will take place on 12th November 2021.

We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers.

CV’s will not be accepted.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will undergo an enhanced DBS Disclosure check, prior to employment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from as diverse a group as possible.

All shortlisted applicants will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Completed application forms must be received on the Catholic Education Service (CES) application form and returned to the HR department or submitted below by the closing date.