Teaching Assistant - Maternity Cover

The Governors of Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Barnstaple are seeking to appoint a positive and inspiring Teaching Assistant to support children with SEND. This position is fixed term to cover a Maternity leave and involves working in both our Nursery and Reception class. We are keen to accommodate the best candidates who will make a positive impact on our school and standards. Applicants with experience are encouraged to apply.

We offer:

  • A welcoming school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • Children who are polite, happy and motivated to learn
  • A supportive staff team who genuinely want the best for our pupils
  • A commitment to your own professional development

The successful candidate will:

  • Be happy to support the Catholic ethos of our school
  • Be committed to creating challenge, excitement, creativity and independence in learning
  • Be dedicated to raising standards and be a good role model
  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Be dynamic, resilient and hard working with a positive nature
  • Be able to work as part of a team and establish positive relationships with pupils, parents, governors and staff
  • Have a reflective and evaluative approach to their practice

Further information and job descriptions and person specs along with an application form can be found on our website www.ourladys.devon.sch.uk under the Vacancies tab.  Please email completed application forms to csilverlock@olcs.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Required: From the end of January  


Salary: Grade B Spinal Point 11 - £17,824pa FTE


Contract: Fixed Term, Maternity cover until August 2022.


Part time: 30 hours per week (17.5 hrs in main school and 12.5 hrs in Pre-school


Closing Date: 10th January 2022         


Interviews: 17th January 2022


Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email               www.ourladys.devon.sch.uk