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TEACHING ASSISTANT (LEVEL 3) - TA to Visually Impared Pupil

Grade:  SCP 6 - Point 11-19  (pro rata)

Working Pattern:  Monday – Friday 08.00am – 16.00pm  (Term Time Only + INSET days)

Responsible to:    Assistant Headteacher (SEND, CLA and Behaviour)


Blessed Trinity RC College is a busy, over-subscribed, 1250 place 11-16 establishment.  We have an amazing, purpose built school, enabling us to provide the very best teaching and learning opportunities within a bright, modern facility.

The school is located in extensive grounds and is situated close to Burnley Town Centre.  The school is easily accessed from across the region by bus, train and car and is located just five minutes’ drive from the M65, Junction 10.

The Governors are looking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to support a visually impaired pupil, enabling them to experience achievement, independence and self- determination.  Experience of working with visual impairments and writing braille is advantageous, however, not essential for the right candidate who has a willingness to learn.

This is a new role in the school and we are therefore willing to explore options with the teaching assistant resource.  We are looking for one full-time Teaching Assistant and will consider recruiting a part-time Teaching Assistant in addition.  The part-time hours are negotiable.

The role will involve working one-to-one with a visually impaired pupil.


providing direct support as required, including:-

• Working in partnership with teachers in the planning of lessons including the adaptations, materials and direct support the pupil will need.

• Producing resources and ensuring they are available and utilised.

• Ensuring pupil safety when undertaking any physical activity, practical subjects and movement around the school building.

• Supporting on educational visits.


What we are looking for:-

• Someone who is enthusiastic and can promote a love and passion of learning.

• Someone with excellent communication skills.

• Someone who is able to quickly form positive working relationships with pupils and colleagues.

• Someone who is willing to support the ethos of the school.


What we can offer you:-

• The opportunity to be part of a friendly and supportive team.

• Excellent and innovative facilities across the school.

• Opportunities for learning and development.


We would encourage you to find out more about Blessed Trinity RC College from our school website:

If you feel you have the skills required, we look forward to hearing from you.  If you would like to find out more about the position please contact Miss Joanne McCue, Assistant Headteacher on 01282 506200.


Closing date for applications:
Monday 16 March 2020

Interview Date:   
Week commencing 23 March 2020


Blessed Trinity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.


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Notes To Applicants

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form


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