1:1 Teaching Assistant

Salary details


Appointment type

Part time - 26.25 hrs - 75% of timetable           

Closing Date

Friday 22nd September

Interview date

Thursday 28th September

Start date

Monday 30th October or before if possible

1:1 Teaching Assistant


We are seeking to appoint a 1:1  Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. The right candidate will have a positive, calm and encouraging attitude, be patient and kind and be able to use their initiative. 

Job Purpose:

The right candidate will work 1:1 supporting a child in Year 7 to support her learning and emotional needs during the school day.  

We are looking for someone with the following essential qualities:

  • An ability to take on board advice and strategies specific to a pupil’s needs.
  • An ability to break learning down where required.
  • An ability to support pupil’s personal organisation and independence.
  • Is flexible, proactive and hands-on.
  • Has vision, energy and enthusiasm for this challenge and has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of building nurturing relationships.
  • An ability to work within a team.
  • GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, in English and Maths.

The following qualities are desirable, but not essential:

  • Experience delivering 1-1 and/or small group sessions

What we can offer you:

  • A welcoming, friendly school environment with small class sizes.
  • Training relating to SEND needs.
  • Enthusiastic children who are proud of their school and community.
  • Friendly, supportive and dedicated team of staff.
  • A strong team ethos.
  • High staff morale across the school.
  • Commitment to your professional development.
  • A school that is committed to high standards.
  • All our staff are hardworking and dedicated and have a clear focus on high quality teaching.

Further responsibilities:

  • To attend INSET and any other meetings as required.
  • To follow the policies, procedures and guidelines of St Wilfrid’s School.
  • Any other duties which may be required from time to time.
  • To work within and encourage the school's equal Opportunity Policy and contribute to diversity policies and programmes in relation to discriminatory behaviour.
  • To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the school's Health and Safety guidance and legislation.
  • Monitor any problems and difficulties reporting these to teaching staff.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above do not represent a full list of the tasks the post holder will be expected to perform. It is also recognised that the duties of all posts are subject to change from time to time. Alterations to duties and responsibilities and performance of similar tasks within the scope of and at the same level will be expected.

Informal visits to the school are welcomed by arrangement. Please email admin@stwilfrids.devon.sch.uk to arrange this.

To apply for this post, please submit a completed application form together with a covering letter. Applications can be hand delivered, posted or emailed to the school. admin@stwilfrids.devon.sch.uk

This appointment will be subject to a successful interview and the school receiving satisfactory references.

St Wilfrid’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will require the successful candidate to complete an enhanced DBS check.