This job expired on 15 December 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Closing date

    15 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 December 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,687 - £31,344

Ark Graduate Teaching Assistant job summary

Ark Graduate Teaching Assistant

Location: Ark John Archer Primary Academy

Contract: Fixed Term Contract 

Working Pattern: 32.5 hours per week

Salary:Inner London, Grade 5, £27,687 - £31,344


Ark John Archer

Ark John Archer Primary Academy is a vibrant and happy community school serving Battersea and Wandsworth, located just a few minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction station.

All staff at Ark John Archer Primary Academy are committed to giving our pupils the very best start in life. We have a clear set of values which underpin this mission. Our values are Respect, Aspiration, Kindness, Community, Resilience and Achievement. You will see these values around our school building and they are woven into teaching and learning. Our values help our pupils to develop as confident learners and to become the best that they can be.
At Ark John Archer Primary Academy we are proud to serve the local community, which is representative of this busy and exciting area in London. Our pupils come from many different backgrounds and cultures; we all learn together, and everyone is valued, supported and encouraged. 


Key Responsibilities

Learning Support

·         Support pupil learning through the delivery of specific learning and academic programmes and curriculum, setting high expectations whilst encouraging their independence and building their confidence

·         Assist with whole class teaching, under the direction of a qualified teacher 

·         Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher to assist in behaviour management and to support pupils in their learning objectives 

·         Promote inclusion, encouraging pupils to interact and work collaboratively

·         Mentor students on a 1:1 and group basis, as well as planning and leading a series of booster and intervention sessions

·         Observe, record and feedback information on pupil performance

·         Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards

·         Assist pupils' achievement outside of the classroom, e.g. computer lab, library

Support for the school

·         Supervise pupils in playgrounds, lunchrooms etc. and assist with general pastoral care

·         Accompany teachers and pupils on trips and out of school activities as required within contract hours, taking responsibility for pupils under the supervision of the teacher


·         Actively promote the safety and welfare of our children and young people

·         Ensure compliance with Ark network data protection rules and procedures

·         Liaise with colleagues and external contacts at all levels with confidence, tact and diplomacy

·         Work with Ark Central and other academies in the Ark network, to establish good practice throughout the network, offering support where required


This job description is not an exhaustive list and you will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks as directed by your line manager.

Person Specification: Graduate Teaching Assistant


·         Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at level 4 or above (or equivalent)

·         3 A Level’s at grade C or above (or equivalent)

·         Undergraduate Degree (In a subject relevant to the school curriculum is desirable)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·         Proven commitment to continued professional development and a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate to change, improve and develop.

·         Experience of building appropriate and effective relationships with young people.

·         Good literacy and numeracy skills.

·         Good interpersonal and listening skills; a high degree of emotional intelligence; and an effective oral and written communicator with children, staff and parents.

·         The ability to develop positive relationships with all young people.

·         Well-developed planning & organising skills including time management, prioritisation, delegation and administration.

·         Sound judgement and problem solving skills.

·         Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion

·         Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and pupil’s personal health and hygiene with appropriate training

·         Competent user of ICT.

·         Ability to lead sessions for pupils after receiving training.

·         Able to speak another language, play a musical instrument or coach a sport (desirable).

·         Experience planning and delivering sessions for pupils (desirable).

·         Experience of having worked successfully in at least one school in an urban, multi-cultural setting, teaching pupils from backgrounds of socio-economic disadvantage (desirable).


·         Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every pupil

·         A robust awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and you understand how and when to take appropriate action.

·         Belief that every student should have access to an excellent education regardless of background

·         Professional outlook, detail orientated and able to multi-task and meet deadlines

·         A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative

·         Helpful, positive, patient and caring nature

·         Calm and professional under pressure

·         Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion

·         Flexible attitude towards work and demonstrates sound judgement


·         Right to work in the UK

·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students

·         Willingness to undertake training

·         This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.






Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

This job post has expired.

About ARK John Archer Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
200 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Here at Ark John Archer Primary Academy, we aspire for all of our pupils to reach their full potential both academically and socially. With this in mind, we aim to develop highly aspirational, emotionally literate and knowledgeable individuals who have a genuine passion for learning and a positive sense of identity. From Early Years to Year 6, our curriculum should build the foundations on which life-long learners and confident leaders of the future can grow.

Deep rooted within our vision is the need for pupils to be exposed to practical, creative, engaging and challenging opportunities that develop their natural curiosity to learn, broadens their understanding and ‘brings learning to life’. We believe that by working Together as one we can provide our pupils with the strong start to their journey in education that they need, and more importantly, deserve.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Level 3 EYFS Practitioner

St Barnabas and St Philip's CofE Primary School

58 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6EJ

Teaching Assistant (FTC)

Academies Enterprise Trust

London, NW1 1BU

Teaching Assistant for Autism Provision

Ark Brunel Primary Academy

Middle Row, London, W10 5AT

Early Years Practitioner

Ark King Solomon Academy

Penfold Street, London, NW1 6RX

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in London