High Level Teaching Assistant

Edmund Waller Primary School, London, SE14 5LY

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£27,498-28,497 pro rata subject to COL award April 2022

Actual salary

£1,548 per month

High Level Teaching Assistant job summary

The School is looking to appoint a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to work under the guidance of the Senior Leadership Team, Teachers and Phase Leads within a structured system of supervision, assisting in whole planning cycle and management/preparation of resources, and providing cover for whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers. In addition, the successful candidate will:

• promote and safeguard the welfare of children
• be highly organised, proactive, flexible and adaptable
• be reliable, resourceful and responsible
• have the initiative to self-manage and prioritise workloads effectively
• Assess the needs of the pupils and use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils
• Assist with the development and implementation of IEPs
• Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
• Deliver literacy and numeracy programmes and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills
• Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use
• Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support
• Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment resources
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
• Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.
• Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment
• Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate
• Monitor and evaluate pupils' responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
• Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
• Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested
• Undertake marking of pupils' work and accurately record achievement / progress
• Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
• Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents with, or as directed

Applying for the job

If you are interested in this position and think you have the right skills and experience, then please download an application form from the school website, complete and email it to jobs@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk (Please note CVs will not be accepted.)

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Edmund Waller Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
419 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
020 7639 0436

Edmund Waller is a 2 form entry school situated in the Telegraph Hill area of New Cross, within 10 minutes walk of Nunhead. It has very spacious grounds and large classrooms.

Edmund Waller Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced disclosure and satisfactory references will be required for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Edmund Waller Primary School is committed to equal opportunities both in the provision of its services and as an employer.

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