Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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SEN Teaching Assistant
Grade 3, point 5. Starting salary £5,509
13 hours per week during term time only, Thursdays and Fridays - from September 2019

Combe Down Primary School are looking to recruit a 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant to support a child in the Foundation Stage with an Education, Health Care Plan. We are looking for a warm, caring individual who can offer an exceptional level of care and foster the child’s independence. The candidate will need a level of physical fitness for moving, lifting, handling and for pushing a wheelchair.

We are looking for someone to motivate, support and encourage the pupil to fully access the curriculum and school life and to help with personal care. Experience of working with children with cerebral palsy and speech and language difficulties would be beneficial.

This role is dependent on individual pupil funding and therefore is a temporary position and will continue until such time as the funding ceases and/or the child leaves the school if this is earlier.

The successful applicants will need to:

  • Be a team player
  • Inspire and motivate children
  • Have high expectations and excellent classroom practice
  • Have a desire to improve their own practice further.
  • Be willing to embrace, support and develop the Christian ethos of our school.

In return, we are proud to offer you:

  • Enthusiastic children
  • Willing, hardworking staff team
  • Supportive parents who are keen to be involved
  • A strong team of governors
  • CPD across the Trust

Please look at our website and that of the Trust for more information about the school. Visits to the school are encouraged. Please call the school office on 01225 840324 to arrange.

Applications: Please return the completed application form to the School Business Manager either electronically or to Sylvia Jones at Combe Down Primary School, The Log Cabin, Church Road, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5JQ.

Closing date: 20/05/2019

Interview date: 22/5/2019

The Palladian Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A satisfactory DBS check is required for this post prior to commencement.  The postholder will be expected to contribute to the protection of children as appropriate, in accordance with any agreed policies and/or guidelines, reporting any issues or concerns to their immediate line manager.


School Meals Supervisory Assistant
Monday - Friday 11.30am - 1.30pm, term time only
Grade Q11 (£3,843.41 per annum actual salary)

Please email your application form to the school office ( or send it by post to: 

Combe Down Primary School
The Log Cabin
Church Road
Combe Down

We encourage you to visit the school and our children. Please contact the school office to make arrangements.

                                                                                                                          Updated 15 May 2019