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SEN Teaching Assistant - Queen's Park Infant Academy

Job Introduction

Fixed Term, Commencing September 2023 until 31st August 2025

32.5 Hours, Term Time Only (including inset days)

8:45am-15:10pm with one day until 17:30pm Monday-Friday

Queen’s Park Infant Academy is a caring and happy school for children aged 4 to 7 years. We believe that the first years at school are vital for laying down positive attitudes towards life-long learning. Working together with parents/carers, we are committed to providing a high quality education for all our children. The school is part of Coastal Learning Partnership Multi Academy Trust; a vibrant, collaborative Partnership of sixteen schools working together around shared goals, values and aspirations.

We are looking to recruit a capable, committed and flexible SEN Teaching Assistant to support a named child who also attends afterschool club one day per week.

Please apply if you have:

  • Experience working with infant aged children or with SEND
  • High levels of energy, positivity, motivation and resilience 
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team
  • The ability to see every child as unique and build positive relationships
  • Aspirations to achieve excellence in all you do 
  • Commitment to continued professional development and are willing to make a positive contribution to our whole school

In return for your commitment, we can offer an environment in which you are encouraged to learn and progress, whether this be through professional qualifications or an ongoing programme of CPD. Our group of very different schools provides a range of opportunities for secondment and progression for staff throughout the academic year.

For more information about the school, please visit our website:

Applicants: Please send a complete application form to 

Closing Date:     Midnight, Thursday 7th December 2023

Interviews:       To be confirmed

To comply with our statutory safer recruitment practices and obligations, we are unable to shortlist incomplete applications. Please ensure you include a full employment and education history, details of two referees and explain any gaps in employment. CVs will not be accepted.

Coastal Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate that they meet the essential elements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, and Enhanced DBS check, Child Barred List check and satisfactory references. We will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern. Applicants are advised that it is an offense to apply for the role if they are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

CLP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the person specification will receive equal consideration for employment.   We value the fact that our schools are very different, as are our colleagues within them.  Our culture is one in which colleagues serve and inspire each other in the spirit of professional generosity; colleagues are empowered to be themselves and to be their best.  At CLP, everyone is welcome and encouraged to achieve and be heard.

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