Teaching Assistant

St John's C of E Primary School

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Teaching Assistants (TA)

Including daily lunchtime supervision
Term time and INSET days

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.15pm (31 hours and 25 minutes per week)
Grade 3 point 5 – 7 £20,994 to £21,634 FTE

We are a dynamic and successful school with a positive ethos, have professional staff development at the centre of our work and strong family values.  We are looking for TAs who would like to help our children grow and evolve in a way that truly reflects our loving supportive community.

This is an opportunity for TAs to provide effective support to children in a caring and developmental environment in our outstanding two form entry school.

These roles focus on providing 1:1 support to individual children who may have special educational needs or a disability (SEND).  The successful candidates will need to be flexible and have the skills to provide excellent classroom practice and playground supervision across the school; and have the ability to build good relationships with individual and groups of children of all ages.

Our recruitment process is about finding the right person with the right experience and personality, someone who will be as excited as we are about supporting and developing our children.

Our new Teaching Assistants will have:

•       NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification/experience;
•       Experience of working in primary school classes; within EYFS or with SEND children would be an advantage but not essential;
•       A caring and positive attitude towards all pupils;
•       High expectations of children and themselves;
•       Flexibility and a commitment to going that extra mile to ensure pupils achieve their best;
•       Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills;
•       The ability to plan and deliver appropriate interventions;
•       An understanding and support of the distinctiveness of church schools (you don’t have to be Christian).


We offer the successful candidate:

•       A welcoming, positive and caring environment;
•       A supportive, dedicated and dynamic staff;
•       Well-maintained buildings in extensive grounds;
•       An ambitious, supportive and effective Governing Body;
•       A productive and helpful school association from our wider community who are all fully invested in the children’s learning – and last but not least;
•       Delightful, curious, engaged, enthusiastic and well-behaved pupils who thrive and achieve through our broad curriculum and activities.

If working at our school appeals to you and you have the skills, experience and personality we’re looking for, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on receipt and individual interviews arranged.

Application forms should be completed electronically and emailed to the address on the application form as soon as possible.

We are looking for experienced teaching assistants who are able to work between 8.30am and 3.15pm, Monday to Friday (8.20am Fridays); however, working only Monday to Friday mornings or afternoons may be available.  If you wish to discuss before applying, please email your full name, phone number and the best time of day to contact you to: recruitment@st-johns.croydon.sch.uk. Otherwise, please complete the application form and state clearly if you are only available mornings or afternoons or all day.  Application forms should be completed electronically and emailed to the address on the application form as soon as possible.

Our application form and guidance can be downloaded from the school website www.st-johns.croydon.sch.uk 

CVs are not accepted.  No agency enquiries please.

Safe guarding statement:

St. John’s C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. As this role involves working with children, it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – this means that you are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). The amendments to the Exceptions Order state that certain ‘spent’ convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are therefore not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. References for shortlisted candidates will be sought prior to interview and an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS will be completed on the successful applicant.

Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.

In line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UKGDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data.  The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Privacy Notices: www.st-johns.croydon.sch.uk

You have 2 day(s) until the application deadline.

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