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Teaching Assistant Level 1 (SEN) Temporary linked to SEN Funding

 35 hours per week Term Time Only

Fixed Term contract until funding is withdrawn

Previous applicants will not be considered for this post

The Governors of St. Malachy’s R.C. Primary School are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant (SEN) Level 1 to support a pupil in Year 1 under the direction of the Class Teacher & SENCo.

We are looking for an individual who: 

  • Is committed to upholding the Catholic ethos of our school
  • Has a good level of numeracy and literacy skills (at a level equivalent to NQF Level 2)
  • Has the ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Has an understanding of the role of the Teaching Assistant and other professionals working in the classroom
  • Can use relevant technology g., photocopier, computer
  • Has a basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Is willing to undertake First Aid Training as appropriate 


  • Experience of working in a primary or special school
  • Experience of working with children/young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; communication difficulties; severe profound or complex learning difficulties, where appropriate
  • Understanding of the National/Foundation Stage Curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies
  • Knowledge and/or experience of phonics based learning (Read Write Inc) 

We can offer you:

  • A friendly welcoming school community with a strong Catholic ethos.
  • Happy, enthusiastic children, keen to learn and proud of their school.
  • A hardworking team of staff and governors committed to high standards.
  • An opportunity for continued professional development.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and Internet Background Check.


Applicants should complete the CES Application Form associated with this advert, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Disclosure Form and where possible the Recruitment Monitoring Form.

Relevant forms available at

and should be returned to [email protected]

Closing Date for applications: 14th July 2023 (12 noon)

Shortlisting: 14th July 2023

Interviews: 19th July 2023









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St Malachy's Primary School, Eggington Street, Manchester, M40 7RG
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0161 205 3496
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