Teaching Assistant - Upton Primary

Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
£10.66 - £10.91 per hour
13 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Education, Schools
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Post Title:    Teaching Assistant

Location:     Upton Primary School, Iris Avenue, Bexleyheath, DA51HH

Status:    Permanent

Hours:     28.45 per week (08.45 amto 3.15 pm)

Grade:     TA2 – Bexley 05/051    

Closing Date:     Noon on Monday 25th March 2019    

Interview Dates:      Week commencing Monday 25th March 2019         

Post Start Date:    ASAP



The Role

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to support pupils in our outstanding school?  Have you got the drive and passion to help secure an excellent education for every child? Upton is a great place to work, with a welcoming community of children and adults, an attractive environment and a determined vision for the future. We need a Teaching Assistant who will inspire our children to achieve their absolute best and who are determined to help children overcome their barriers to learning whilst supporting the school to provide a great education for all children.

We are seeking to find positive and inspiring individuals who are committed to working as part of our fantastic Support Staff team. You will need to be hard-working, friendly and have a genuine interest in helping children achieve academically, socially and emotionally. Potential candidates would need to be flexible and have a positive attitude to working with children of all age ranges and abilities. This will be a permanent contract and the post is graded at Teaching Assistant 2, Bexley 05/051

You can visit www.upton.bexley.sch.uk for further information about the school.

To obtain an application form, or if you have any questions please contact Caroline Douglas, our Business Manager, at cdouglas@upton.bexley.sch.uk

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact our School Business Manager to arrange a mutually convenient time.

The closing date for this post is noon on Monday 25th March 2019; interviews will take place during that week.     

This post is considered to be a customer facing position; as such it falls within the scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out below. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

  • Ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and  vocabulary Ability to choose the right kind of vocabulary for the situation in hand without a great deal of hesitation Ability to listen to customers (staff and children) and understand their needs Ability to tailor your approach to each conversation to be appropriate to the customer (staff and children), responding clearly with fine shades of meaning, even in complex situations

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

A six-month probationary period applies to all appointments to the Council.