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Teaching Assistant

King Athelstan Primary School
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
£22,369 - £23,045 Actual
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
15th December 2023 11:59 PM
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Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Contract Length: Until August 2024 may extend
  • Job ID: 1386351

Teaching Assistant

GLPC Grade C - £22,369 - £23,045

Full Time - 35 hours per week term time only plus INSET days

This equates to 8.15am – 3.45pm with 30 minutes lunchbreak - (non-negotiable)

Required as soon as possible.

Fixed term contract until August 2024, likely to extend

Are you passionate about making a difference? Would you like to be part of our drive to inspire our school community to be aspirational, ambitious and to “dream big”? Do you believe in the relentless pursuit of excellence? We are looking for an outstanding Teaching Assistant to join our creative and dedicated team. This special person will be required to support the progress and attainment of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at our school. The role is to support the delivery of the provisi

on outlined in each child’s Education Health and Care or SEND Support plan. The position will most likely be working within Key Stage 1 or 2 but could include work in Early Years. Good skills in English and Maths are paramount.

Please note that our minimum requirement is GCSE A-C in English and Mathematics or equivalent; your application will not be considered without these qualifications.

Our Teaching Assistants are ambitious and often move on to complete PGCEs or take other routes into teaching. This role provides excellent work experience for candidates interested in child psychology.

All our TAs also provide support to pupils across break and lunchtimes. This requires the ability to work with all groups of children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old, along with a need to be kind, outgoing and creative. The role includes working both in the lunch hall with children and organising games and activities in the playground. You should be first aid trained or willing to attain that qualification. Enthusiasm is a must!

King Athelstan is a happy and diverse community school working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities in the local community. We have a Children’s Centre on site and Extended Schools’ provision in line with our vision of “Inspiring Excellence.” In September 2019 we opened a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs. We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. We have free parking available in our staff car park and are not far from the centre of Kingston.

Visits to the school are advised. Please email the school office 

Please note that CVs are not accepted and please refer to the Person Specification when writing your personal statement.

Please submit applications early as we reserve the right to close the advert once a suitable candidate has been found

Online checks will be carried out on shortlisted candisates as well as Right to Work checks. All successful candidates will undertake an enhanced DBS check with children's barred list check


Safeguarding Statement:

King Athelstan Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
King Athelstan Primary School

King Athelstan Primary School

Part of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames