St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust


Higher Level Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible (19289)


Closing date for applications: 09/10/2020 12:00 pm
Salary: Salary Band 4 Starting Salary - £21,166 - £23, 836 per annum pro rata
Contract: Permanent (32.5 hours worked over 39 weeks)
Sites: St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Based at St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Grantham


Job description:

We are seeking a proactive, motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will join our team at St Mary’s. We are a small, caring, single form primary school which a strong focus on supporting children and their families. We are looking to appoint a classroom teaching assistant for 32.5 hours per week to support the delivery of high quality teaching and learning and will inspire our children to achieve their full potential.


The successful applicant will:
• Be flexible and adaptable.
• Have good levels of subject knowledge in maths and English.
• Be able to challenge and inspire children by having high expectations.
• Be able to use high quality dialogue and high level questioning techniques to engage pupils in learning.
• Be passionate about working with children of all ages and abilities, including some of our most vulnerable pupils.
• Want to continue to learn and develop their own practice.
• Be a positive, optimistic and enthusiastic team player and role model.
• Be a creative thinker with a sense of humour.
• Provide regular, timetabled PPA and leadership cover for teachers across the primary age range.
• Run small group interventions to accelerate progress.
• Provide cover for when teachers are engaged in professional development opportunities.
• Support teachers in the classrooms.
In return we can offer:
• A pleasant working environment with like-minded dedicated and supportive colleagues
• Competitive salary
• Pension scheme
• Access to professional development


Applications must be submitted by 9th October 2020
Interviews will take place on 21st October 2020
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 submitted online by the closing date.



We are informing you that you can stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so. In our school we have provision for two parent governors and there are currently two vacancies which will be available from early October.


The governing body, with the headteacher, has responsibility for the running of the school, delegated to it from the St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Scrutinise use of resources for value for money and impact


No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills:

  • Finance Skills


Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor, attend induction training.


The Confirmation of Eligibility document summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in any STL CMAT school for 500 or more hours per academic year, or who are employed at the school for which the Parent Governor election is taking place are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.


If you would like to stand for election please complete the nomination form below and return it to the school no later than 25th September 2020. You should also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.


If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.


Please also see below documents explaining the role of the parent governor. If you need a paper copy of the Nomination Form these can be collected from the office.


If you would like any further resources of school governance please see the following website:


Yours faithfully,


The School Office