Support Assistant Special Needs (Mainstream)


St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, The Green, Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8JL

Support Assistant Special Needs (Mainstream)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time - term time

£21,575 – £22,777 per annum pro rata, Actual £15,279 - £16,130 per annum

St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, you will be employed by the Board of Governors.

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School

The Green


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 8JL

Tel: 0191 267 5956

31.25 hours per week Term Time Only - worked over 5 days

At St Cuthbert’s we live and learn in faith and love, through Jesus’ teachings. Our school is a place where we can grow as a family, helping each other to lead full and happy lives.

We are a happy, caring and thriving school with a strong Catholic ethos. We are looking to appoint a committed, dynamic and enthusiastic support assistant to join our dedicated team. We are looking for a person who:

• Will support and promote the Catholic ethos and values of the school

• Is able to inspire our pupils through our school curriculum

• Has recent experience of working with children with special educational needs across the whole of the Primary phase

• Has high standards and expectations in every aspect of school life

• Is committed to working as part of our school team

• Is an inclusive practitioner who firmly believes that all pupils can succeed

• Is able to communicate effectively with parents/carers

• Is committed to continued professional development

We can offer:

• Happy, confident and motivated children who embrace new challenges

• A strong Catholic ethos where all are valued

• A friendly and committed team

• An active and supportive Governing Committee

• A commitment to continuous professional development

• Enthusiastic and supportive parents

Visits to the school are welcome and can be made by contacting Miss Thompson, the School Administrator, to arrange an appointment. Application packs are available to download from our school website All paperwork submitted by e-mail must be signed on interview day.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to obtain ‘an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service’. As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th February 2023 (12 noon)

Shortlisting will be held on: Thursday 9th February 2023

Observations will take place on: Monday 13th February a.m.

Interviews will be held on: Monday 13th February p.m.


Closing date:

8 February 2023

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