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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible, can be discussed at interview

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Pay scale 6, points 18-20

What skills and experience we're looking for

All applicants must be supportive of the Christian ethos of the school.

You will need to be:

  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills including spoken English
  • Able to inspire and motivate pupils to achieve their academic potential
  • Be caring and supportive of the various needs of our pupils
  • Work in collaboration with others including under the direction of the SENDCo and class teacher

Ideally, candidates would hold the Level Four Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants. Successful applicants who do not would need to be prepared to undertake this qualification.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved children
  • A strong, friendly and highly motivated team
  • Future opportunities for career advancement
  • The opportunity to be a part of a rapidly improving school where you are personally able to make the difference to the lives of children in one of the most deprived parts of the country.

Commitment to safeguarding

The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced Criminal Record Check via DBS. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all members of staff to share this commitment. William Ford subscribes to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s racial and social justice charter and is an equal opportunities employer.

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About William Ford CofE Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
332 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
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The governors and leadership of William Ford C of E Junior School are looking to appoint an inspirational and outstanding teacher with the enthusiasm and drive to live up to our high expectations to deliver a positive impact on student outcomes.
The school’s curriculum intent is set around the idea of ‘purposeful learning, engaging activities,’ a curriculum where children have a real or fictional purpose to the learning or are working towards a purpose at the end of the unit.
William Ford is an exciting and nurturing place to work. The school has been on a significant improvement journey yet, despite the rapid pace of change, our latest survey showed 100% of staff agree that they are proud to work at William Ford with over 95% either strongly agreeing or agreeing that the school is well led and managed. Within our recent staff survey comments include:

“Work life balance is the best I have seen in a school.”
• “Much has happened to improve work life balance including generous leadership release, reducing marking and having leaders available to support in class. Generous absence and TOIL policies.”
• “The Senior leadership team always support staff well in managing the children’s behaviour, they give planning time to take the pressure off of not having enough time to plan for lessons. They have implemented a new marking scheme where staff members complete reflection sheets to reduce the time it takes to mark all of the children’s books.”
Our curriculum intent has received national interest, with the school presenting at various conferences. This could be your opportunity to join our wonderful team and make a difference to pupils who face many challenges yet are excited to attend school and learn each day.
All applicants must be supportive of the Christian ethos of the school.
You will need to be:

An excellent classroom practitioner

Have high expectations of your pupils

Be keen to be creative and imaginative in your delivery of the curriculum

Be flexible to adjust into our new structures, demonstrating an interest within special educational needs provision
We can offer you:

Enthusiastic children who are keen to learn

The opportunity to work with colleagues within school and further afield as we actively build informal partnerships with other schools

The freedom to be creative and imaginative in your approach to our curriculum delivery

A supportive staff and governing body

Arranging a visit to William Ford CofE Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sgladden@williamfordschool.co.uk.

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