Teaching Assistant (Critical Thinking)


Job Title: Teaching Assistant with Critical Thinking

Grade: Aquinas 3

Full Time Salary Range: £23,355.00 p.a - £24, 646.00 p.a

Pro Rata Actual Salary: £18,156.04 p.a - £19,159.66 p.a 

Allowance: A2 £1,763.00 p.a.

Hours: 32 hours per week x 39 weeks per year

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Accountable to: SENCO

Closing date: 15th April 2024 - noon

We reserve the right to close a vacancy advert prior to the closing date, should we find a suitable candidate.

Bishop Justus is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Teaching Assistant with Critical Thinking. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of background and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education.  We are open to applications from all who have relevant experience, ideally holding a similar role.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a flexible attitude;
  • Be an excellent Teaching Assistant;
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation;
  • Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent;
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace;
  • Be committed to continuing professional learning.
  • Sound literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks;
  • Possess a friendly and helpful demeanour;
  • Has passion and motivation within their role and
  • integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour;

 In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues;
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do;
  • A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals;
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances;
  • A school in which the students are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful.

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit prior to application.

Application Pack

Application Form

We are committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

As an employee of the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust you are required to have regard to the character of the Trust and its foundation and to undertake not to do anything in any way contrary to the interests of the foundation.



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