9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible, depending on notice requirements

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 31.25 hours

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£26,238

What skills and experience we're looking for

Learning Support Assistant - Early years/KS1

We require a Learning Support Assistant to work in our diverse, caring and popular three form entry community school.

'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.’ -Aristotle

Downsview has a diverse and vibrant community and, as a school, we benefit from a rich variety of cultures and traditions. Our school has a committed and dedicated staff with enthusiastic and friendly children and parents.

We are looking for a creative, motivated and excellent Learning Support Assistant who would relish the opportunity to join our innovative, inclusive team. We are looking to employ exceptional staff who share our values and determination to ensure that Downsview children receive memorable experiences on their journey to becoming confident, life-long learners.

Applicants are required to demonstrate:

  • previous experience working with primary age children and a willingness to work across the school;
  • good Literacy and Numeracy skills, relevant experience or at least NVQ Level 2 qualifications/ equivalent;
  • the ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding roles and responsibilities within a classroom and a school;
  • strong interpersonal skills with a positive attitude, reflective and with a willingness to improve their practice;
  • able to build strong working relationships with all members of the school community.

What the school offers its staff

We offer exciting and creative learning opportunities.

We have a modern and well equipped staff room.

We have parking facilities on site.



Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our staff vacancies all require an enhanced DBS check. Downsview is GDPR compliant and is registered with the ICO.

Applying for the job

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About Downsview Primary and Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
615 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 8764 4611

Welcome to Downsview Primary and Nursery School.

'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.‘ -Aristotle

Visitors to Downsview quickly experience the warmth, energy and positivity of parents, children and staff. Strong relationships here are built on kindness, care and mutual respect and give rise to a valuable sense of community.

We aim to nurture the ‘whole child’ – body, mind and spirit. To this end, classroom learning focuses as much attention on how children learn as on what they learn. Children are encouraged to be ambitious and creative, to explore their learning in depth and push themselves to excel in a wide variety of pursuits.

We recognise that for children to thrive they need to learn to sustain their curiosity and so we embrace innovative approaches to teaching. We want the children to have memorable experiences on their journey to becoming confident, life-long learners. We seek to support all individuals to follow their own passions, whatever they may be, and so build their self-esteem and assurance.

As well as providing a strong academic platform from which to grow, our philosophy is to help children to find their own way towards living a life of purpose and fulfillment. We value and appreciate every single child for what they can bring to our community and offer a safe and trusting environment to enable them to flourish and succeed as they prepare for their future in a fast-changing world.

The link between home and school is integral to your child’s success and we wholeheartedly encourage parents to take an active part in their child's learning and in the life of the school.

Arranging a visit to Downsview Primary and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sec1@downsview.croydon.sch.uk.

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