Support Assistant Level 2


St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Bardon Close, Newbiggin Hall Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 4DZ

Support Assistant Level 2

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



Full time - term time plus specified days

£20,812 - £21,189 per annum pro rata (Actual salary £16,734 - £17,037 per annum)

St Marks Catholic Primary School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, you will be employed by the Board of Directors.

St Mark’s Catholic Primary School

Bardon Close

Newbiggin Hall Estate

Newcastle Upon Tyne


*This post attracts a Living Wage supplement. In addition to the hourly rate, this post will receive the Living Wage supplement to bring the hourly rate up to a minimum of £10.90 an hour.*

Post to begin Monday January 9th 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This post is initially fixed term until 31st August 2023 with a view to becoming permanent.

35 hours per week - Term time only plus 3 training days

The Governing Body of St Mark’s Catholic Primary School seek to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Classroom Support Assistant, initially temporary for one year, who is able to support the classroom teacher to inspire and nurture our children towards reaching their full potential. This role will mainly involve supporting children with special educational needs on a 1:1 and small group basis.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is fully supportive of the aims and ethos of our Catholic school

• Has high expectations of themselves and the pupils

• Is committed to working as a member of a team

• Is creative, lively and forward-thinking

We can offer you:

• A happy school community underpinned by a strong, Catholic ethos

• The privilege to work with enthusiastic, very well-behaved children who are eager to learn

• Dedicated, innovative and supportive teachers, support staff, governors and parents

• A network of support.

Visits to the school are welcome and can be made by contacting Mrs Watson, School Business Manager, to arrange an appointment. Application packs are available to download from our school website:

The Local Governing Committee of St Mark’s Catholic Primary School and the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. An offer of employment would be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th December 2022

Shortlisting will be held on: Thursday 15th December 2022

Formal Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 20th December 2022

Fixed Term

Closing date:

14 December 2022

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