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'We have had a great start! Many thanks to parents and carers for their support in ensuring our students are in the correct uniform and are following our high expectations. We look forward to working together 'united as a holy family'.'


General Teaching Assistant (SEND)

Fixed Term to 31 August 2019

Term Time Only and paid on Band 4, SCP 9-13

Commencing ASAP– 25 h/p/w

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, driven, enthusiastic and experienced General Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated, supportive and ambitious SEN department.

As a GTA you will be passionate about improving the life chances of pupils. We are looking for an individual who can motivate, challenge and inspire all our pupils, irrespective of background or ability, to be the best that they can be. The role will involve supporting teachers in the delivery of highly differentiated lessons at group or one to one level and may also include personal hygiene and intimate personal care of pupils with physical and medical needs.

The leadership team have a focused strategy that aims to secure an Ofsted judgement of at least Good by June 2019 and this is an excellent opportunity for you to play an active part in the further and sustained improvement of the school.

  The successful candidate will be:
• Supportive of the Catholic ethos of the school
• Qualified to at least level 2 in English & Maths & confident with ICT

• Experienced in the classroom environment or in working with young people
• Committed to supporting pupils in their learning & development across Key Stage 3  

   and 4
• Able to motivate & encourage pupils to play a full and active part in the school

• A fluent English speaker

   In return we can offer:
• The opportunity to work in a successful, genuinely inclusive school with an excellent reputation
• A positive and progressive working environment focused on pupil progress


If you are excited by challenges, can work effectively as part of a team and are dedicated to making a tangible difference to the lives of the young people with whom you work, then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

For full details, please click on the links below or contact Mrs J Lemm on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01405 860276. We welcome visits from potential candidates - please contact Mrs Lemm to arrange this.

The closing date for this post is Friday 28 September 2018 at 12 noon.

Interview dates are to be confirmed. We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.

Holy Family Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance. Holy Family Catholic High School is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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