SEND Teaching Assistants (2 posts) - Bowhill Primary School (Exeter Learning Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • NJC Grade C

Required to start September 2022.

Bowhill Primary School is a large, popular school situated out the outskirts of Exeter. Our ethos is based on developing a sense of community, aspiring to excellence, demonstrating a responsibility shown by all and respecting our environment. We have a very supportive community and are striving to achieve high standards in everything that we do.

We are seeking to appoint two SEND teaching assistants starting in September 2022 for 15 hours a week, (mornings based) to be part of our teaching team who can help us achieve our ambition of ‘caring for our future together’. 

We are looking to find staff who will work closely with our teachers to get to know our children, giving energy and commitment to each child to help them reach their full potential. We expect our staff to be able to calm and nurture children, provide positive behaviour management and be able to support their social and emotional needs. We are an inclusive school and our children are at the heart of everything we do 

The posts are fixed term for a year based on SEND funding at NJC Grade C for 39 weeks per year. The role would suit someone with experience of working with children with additional needs supporting within our early years, either at an individual level or within the classroom environment. You will work as part of a team, under the direction of the class teacher and SENDCo to ensure all children are receiving the best possible education to reach their full potential.   

Our new teaching assistants need to: 
-  Have an awareness of a child’s development with the early years 
- Be able to support with creative learning that is tailored to meet the needs of an individual from their starting point.     
- Demonstrate a drive for excellence in all aspects of school life 
- Be able to recognise and build on the strengths of all children whilst nurturing their wellbeing. 

In return we can offer: 
- children who are keen to learn, look after each other and are proud of their school 
- a supportive and dedicated staff team, who are passionate about providing our children with the best learning opportunities 
- the chance to be a member of an aspirational and forward-looking team 
- professional development opportunities to enhance career aspirations 

Exeter Learning Academy Trust (ELAT) is a partnership of primary schools based in Exeter. The Trust currently has four schools: Alphington Primary School, Bowhill Primary School, Ide Primary School, and St Thomas Primary School. 

We are a people-focused organisation with strong principles of enabling every child and adult within our Trust to thrive. We have high aspirations for all our children, regardless of their starting point, and in turn, expect our staff to have high aspirations of themselves. We believe that our strength lies in working together and using our collective skills and expertise to benefit the children in our schools.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role also requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

If you would like any further information, an informal conversation or to arrange a school tour, please contact the Head teacher at Bowhill Primary School 01392 206585. 

Full details of the job description, personal specification and application form can be found on the Exeter Learning Academies Trust website Exeter Learning Academy Trust | Creating Our Future Together
Please send your completed application form to    

Interview Date: Monday 27th June 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX4 1JT

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation Support

  • Salary Details

    NJC Grade C

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    15 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required