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Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: St Nicholas Catholic High School
  • Reference: SEC/21/175927
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 15:08 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/12/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 8.30am to 3.30pm with half an hour lunch
  • Salary: Grade 6
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St NIcholas Catholic HIgh School, Cheshire

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Teaching Assistant

St Nicholas Catholic High School is a mixed catholic secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in Northwich, Cheshire, and caters for approximately 1,250 pupils.

The school opened as a secondary modern in 1965, becoming a comprehensive school in 1972. It is a voluntary-aided school.

Values and vision

As a Catholic School, Gospel values permeate all the work undertaken in St Nicholas Catholic High School.  Pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of education in their own fulfilment as well as for the betterment of society. 

The school aims to nurture students’ faith through liturgical celebration, and provides pupils with opportunities to take part in retreats. St Nicholas welcomes the views of parents, and considers them to be central to the successful education of their children. 

The school’s Mission Statement summarises what the institution is aiming for: “We aspire to embrace the Gospel and its values, celebrating uniqueness and diversity. Our learning, within an enterprise culture, is based upon trust and respect which define our relationships within the world family. Everyone Matters.”

“St Nicholas Catholic High is an Ofsted rated good school. There has been a rising trend of attainment since the previous inspection and data provided by the school on current performance suggest that this has not only been sustained but, indeed, improved upon. 

“Learning and progress are good for most groups across the school, including for those students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Students' achievement is therefore outstanding.”

Teaching Assistant with specialist skills AAAE5053

Grade 6 - £24,054 - £26,845 (2022 Pay Award) - pro rata per annum

Temporary position (In the first instance) until July 2023- 32.5 hours per week – 39 weeks per year.

8.30am until 3.30pm 

The Governors wish to recruit enthusiastic an adaptable teaching assistant required to work with students with challenging behaviour in mainstream SEN provision. The successful candidate will be required to work with students both on a one to one basis and in the classroom helping them access the curriculum and in addition will be delivering specific interventions in line with the students EHCP.

Applicants should be fully supportive of the School’s Catholic foundation and Christian ethos.

Application deadline is 9am Monday 02 December 2022.

Interviews will be confirmed following the closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (as amended by S147 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002), all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.


This position requires you to disclose any spent convictions as the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job, YOU MUST, THEREFORE, DISCLOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE APPLICATION FORM.

If successful, you will also be required to apply for a Criminal Record Check from the Criminal Records Bureau.  The level of check required for this job is Enhanced Disclosure. Further information is contained in the Further Details document enclosed.

Application forms can be downloaded below or alternatively are available from school and should please be returned to or

St Nicholas Catholic High school,

Greenbank Lane,





For any further information regarding the role, or to arrange a site visit prior to submitting your application please contact Mrs Dawn Poole on 01606 706020 or via email: