GLPC Grade C - £18,092 to £18,748 (actual salary)
35 hours per week term time only plus INSET days with 30 minutes lunch break
This equates to 8.15am – 3.45pm (non-negotiable)
Required from September 2021
(This is a temporary contract which is expected to be for at least one academic year initially with potential to extend, depending on individual children's needs)
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 at our school. The position will most likely be working within Key Stage 1 or 2 but could include work in Early Years. It will primarily involve supporting children with Special Educational Needs, including those with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
Good skills in English and Maths are paramount. 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.
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 essential and will be a virtual tour. Please email the school office to make an appointment
Closing date: 9am Monday 6th September 2021
Interviews & tasks: w/c 6th and/or 13th September 2021
Please note that CVs are not accepted.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is an equal opportunities employer. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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.