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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    12 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

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  • Monday to Friday from 9:15 am - 1.15 pm. For the summer term only (April-July 2024), the Early Years Learning Assistant may be required to work from 9:15 am - 3:15 pm to support a larger than normal intake of new starters in April 2024.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £28,545 and £28,977

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children
  • A commitment to uphold the school’s vision, values and staff code of conduct
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and assisting the school in raising achievement for all its pupils.
  • A commitment to becoming familiar with and applying whole school policies, procedures and standards and be willing to implement them in a consistent manner
  • A commitment to attend in-service and external training courses and to develop and update knowledge and skills as required
  • An ability to develop positive relationships with children, valuing their diversity, in order to enhance their learning and social development
  • The ability to develop an understanding of the educational and social needs of pupils
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Numeracy and literacy skills to effectively support the pupils
  • The ability to form and maintain good working relationships with teachers, pupils and parents and be able to work in a team
  • The ability to remain calm in challenging situations and to ask for help when needed
  • Level 2 Maths or equivalent (minimum)
  • Level 2 English or equivalent
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Able to act on own initiative
  • Working with or caring for children
  • Experience of communicating with a wide range of people from different backgrounds
  • Understanding of the educational and social needs of children
  • Basic knowledge of IT to effectively support the pupils (or willingness to train)
  • A knowledge of some of the emotional, behavioural and social difficulties that may create barriers to learning

What the school offers its staff

  • At Myatt Garden we value the wellbeing of all of our staff. It is a key focus that informs every decision we make.

Come and join our team at Myatt and benefit from:

  • A stable, supportive and dedicated staff team who are passionate about what they do
  • An experienced and supportive EYFS Leader
  • Respectful, kind and eager pupils who love learning
  • An approachable, flexible and compassionate senior leadership teamOur school and nursery is full of enthusiastic and talented teachers, practitioners and support staff who put the children at the heart of everything they do.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and mentoring
  • Opportunities to join working groups and have your say in policy making and strategy across the school.
  • Recently renovated staff rooms
  • Free onsite car park
  • Whole staff social events

Further details about the role

The Learning Assistant will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team, under the leadership and supervision of the class teacher and senior staff. The Learning Assistant will work with individuals & groups to supervise physical/general care of pupils, including those with SEN; enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

The successful candidate will join a team that strives to ensure that all children, including those with SEND can, and do, make progress. Staff work collaboratively to support our children and make Myatt Garden an inclusive environment. Using a range of teaching strategies and resources, we are constantly striving to break down barriers to learning, ensuring all children are able to access the opportunities on offer and make progress.

Commitment to safeguarding

Myatt Garden School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any successful appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

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About Myatt Garden Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
425 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Myatt Garden is a vibrant and creative two-form entry primary school in Brockley. There are 361 children on roll, including our nursery. The school serves a very diverse community with our pupil premium children making up about 20% of our roll and 61% of our pupils belonging to global majority groups.

We place a high value on a broad and balanced curriculum which ensures children are passionate about learning and ready for future challenges. We have a strong shared vision where all our children are encouraged to enjoy and excel at learning and life. We have created a vibrant and enriching learning community where children, staff and families are valued, included and respected, and where all are encouraged to develop and achieve their potential and make a contribution.

We believe in the ability of every child and our mission is to create an environment where children have:
¨ the learning and social skills to succeed and contribute
¨ the confidence, enthusiasm and self-belief to achieve, create and participate
¨ the curiosity and passion to problem-solve, take risks and be ambitious
¨ and a sense of social responsibility that makes them team players, great friends and active citizens

Arranging a visit to Myatt Garden Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk.

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