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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Term time: 33.5 hours per week Monday, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30 - 3.30 Wed 8.30 - 4.30 39 weeks per year (including INSET days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

GLF Associate 2, point 1 Actual Salary, £17,247

What skills and experience we're looking for

Forge Wood Primary School are looking for a Learning Assistant to join our school. You could be supporting a child on a 1:1 basis, or a class teacher in a class of up to 30 children. Ideally you will be an experienced Learning Assistant, but whatever your level of experience please use the supporting statement on the application form to show us how you match the skills we need and what you can bring to the role.

Your opportunity:

Our Learning Assistants really are valued members of our team and are expected to support the education and progress of either an assigned child who needs additional support with their learning, or in a more generalist role within a classroom.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing, diverse and welcoming primary school. Our schools have a passion for and, understanding of, what effective learning is and we help to inspire our pupils to be the best they can be. In return for your hard work we can offer excellent CPD opportunities and the support of a strong collaborative team.

What we're looking for:

  • Someone to assist in preparing the classroom, receiving children and clearing away
  • Help with planning activities and preparing materials to help the child access the curriculum
  • To support the children in class, group and individual activities, indoors and outdoors.
  • Assist in monitoring the child's progress, assessing achievement and recording results and observations, sharing outcomes with the class teacher
  • A can do approach and flexibility
  • Knowledge of SEND and supporting pupils with additional needs, is desirable
  • A confident and clear communicator with parents.
  • An excellent role model to children, colleagues and parents, exemplifying our core principle of kindness
  • A positive, open-minded professional actively supportive of the ethos, vision and values of the school
  • A member of the team who can build strong relationships with parents, children and staff

What the school offers its staff

About Forge Wood Primary School

Our School sits within a newly established cluster of schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Forge Wood our cluster includes the following other schools; Southgate Primary School, Kilnwood Vale Primary School, Greenway Junior School, Salfords Primary School, Lime Tree Primary School, Merstham Primary School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information and before applying.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • A growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive Teachers Pension Scheme/ Local Government Pension Scheme (delete as appropriate)
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Hours: 33.5 hours per week

Monday, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30 - 3.30 Wed 8.30 - 4.30

Term Time:39 weeks per year (including INSET days).

Salary: GLF Associate 2, point 1 Actual Salary, £17,247 (FTE £21,544)

Close date: 19 July 2024

(Please note advert may close earlier due to high number of applications)

Start Date: September 2024

Interviews: TBC

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Forge Wood Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
390 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
020 8716 4987

Arranging a visit to Forge Wood Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email k.sullivan@glfschools.org.

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