Overleigh St Marys CE  is a friendly welcoming school that prides itself on prioritising the education and needs of the children above all else.

We are based in Handbridge, working closing with St Mary’s Church and both neighbouring high schools to create strong bonds and a sense of community.

All our current vacancies are listed below:-


Job Title:         Teaching Assistant -Specialist skills (Primary Schools - with special needs)


Salary:                           Grade 6 SCP 11-17 £25979-£28770 pro rata (actual salary £20917-£23165)

Hours:                           35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year 8.30 am - 4.00 pm (including 30 mins unpaid lunch break)

Contract  Length:         FTC to 23 July 2024 with the possibility of becoming permanent 

Start Date:                     ASAP

Head Teacher:              Miss E Drew

Join Our Team at Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School 

Are you a dedicated and passionate individual with a strong motivation to make a positive impact on the lives of pupils with complex needs? We are seeking a committed Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic team and contribute to the transformative journey of our pupils. 

Why Choose Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School? 

  • Passion for Impact:We are looking for individuals who are genuinely driven to make a difference in children's life chances. 
  • Advocacy for Every Voice:As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in advocating for the voice of the child, ensuring that each pupil's unique needs are heard and addressed. 
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning:We value individuals who enjoy learning and actively seek to develop innovative strategies that underpin high-quality provision for our pupils. 

What We Offer: 

  • A supportive and collaborative working environment with a dedicated and knowledgeable team of SEND professionals. 
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth. 
  • The chance to be part of a team dedicated to improving the outcomes for pupils with complex needs. 

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of pupils with complex needs. 
  • Committed to advocating for the voice of the child. 
  • Enthusiastic about continuous learning and the development of effective strategies for high-quality provision. 

If you are ready to embrace a rewarding challenge and contribute to the success of our pupils, we invite you to apply for the position of Teaching Assistant at Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School. 

Please return your application form with a supporting letter to Mrs Tracy Parry by email

Closing Date:  Monday 15 April 2024 @ 12 noon

Interviews:     Monday 22 April 2024          

Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks including: Enhanced DBS, Right to Work in the UK, references and health.



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Overleigh St. Mary's CE Primary School

Old Wrexham Road


Chester, CH4 7HS

01244 267525

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