SEN Teaching Assistant: Closing date Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 12 noon.

We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to support a child in our Year 4 class.

Although the post will each be linked to one child, in order to avoid creating a dependency culture, in practice this will extend to working with other children in the same year group at times.

Experience of working with children with ADHD issues and/or on the Autistic spectrum would be an advantage. 

You will need to show a good understanding of children with special educational needs as you will need to take a lead in adapting whole class tasks so that the learning is personalised.

We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team but can also work independently. The successful candidate will also need to be able to develop strong relationships with children, colleagues and parents.

Courtney Primary is a friendly and welcoming school with children who want to learn. We are fortunate to be able to work in a bright, modern building with wonderful grounds and views.


The post is temporary.

It was recommended that the child concerned should start a specialist school this September but a place hasn’t been found. Especially in these circumstances, the applicant should be aware that we cannot guarantee how long the post will continue.


Visits to the school are encouraged.

Please telephone the school office on 01454 866670 or email to make an appointment to visit.


Closing Date:  Wednesday 12th September 12 noon

Interviews:  Thursday 13th or Friday 14th September



The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.


Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ where additional disclosure of information will be required.