6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Mon -Fri, 8am until 4:30pm

Contract type

Fixed term - Option to extend for the right candidate.

Full-time equivalent salary

Inner-London salary, commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Reach Academy Feltham

At Reach Academy Feltham we believe it is impossible to teach to high standards unless the teacher knows the children, both personally and academically. By keeping the school small, we believe it can create a community where no pupil is left behind, providing every student with the opportunity to achieve academic success.

Role overview

This role is perfect for a graduate or career-changer seeking to move into education, or for an experienced teaching assistant.

The successful candidate will share the school’s vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels.

This role involves supporting pupils inside and outside the classroom and has an elevated status within our school, with significant career progression available for the best candidates.

Role responsibilities:

  • You will be trained to use a range of assessment to know clearly where pupils are in their learning, what they need to do next and how to effectively support them, at the individual, group and class level.
  • You will constantly be developing professional understanding around all aspects of the role, including subject knowledge, understanding of child development, attachment and specific areas of AEN.
  • Crucially you will work closely with families to support them to effectively support their children, operating with sensitivity, empathy and high expectations.
  • You will support learning beyond the classroom by organising trips and supporting extra-curricular activities.
  • You will work with teachers to plan backwards from the intended outcome at the medium term and lesson level, ensuring that the needs of all learners aremet.
  • You will deliver support that offer clear instructions and modelling,opportunities for pupils to practice and strong routines throughout.
  • You will support the building of a strong classroom culture, building strong relationships with pupils, an organised classroom environment and a sense of joy.
  • You will always follow all school practices and protocols relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection and will act as a guardian and steward of the building and the community, ensuring that resources are taken care of
  • You will proactively take responsibility for one’s own development, seeking opportunities to learn, grow and lead.
  • You will undertake any other duties as directed by the Leadership Team.
  • You will always follow all school practices and protocols relating to

    Safeguarding and Child Protection and will act as a guardian and steward of the building and the community, ensuring that resources are taken care of and managed effectively.

    You will proactively take responsibility for your own development, seeking opportunities to learn, grow and lead.

    You will undertake any other duties as directed by the Leadership Team

    Personal specification:
    • Qualified to degree level and above preferable;
    • Experience of working with young people preferable; Excellent communication, interpersonal & organisational skills; Excellent numeracy and literacy;
    • Ability to build strong relationships with children and adults;
    • Ability to be reflective and take on board feedback; Ability to break down learning and plan activities.

    We will invest in any necessary training for you.

  • About the Process - How to apply:

  • Please read our‘Safer recruitment’ statement at the end of the job pack.
  • Follow this link to complete an online application form.
  • The deadline for application is Tuesday 25th January 2024, at 5pm.
  • We actively encourage early applications. Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

If you would like to have an informal conversation to discuss the role, please contact the co-headteacher for Primary, Tilly Browne on matilda.browne@reachacademy.org.uk or the co-headteacher for Secondary, Beck Owen on beck.owen@reachacademy.org.uk

What the school offers its staff

Employee benefits

We care deeply about our entire team. In order to take care of our students, we need to take care of one another. For this reason, Reach Schools offer great employee benefits throughout the year.

  • Weekly instructional coaching - Professional development is important to us, so much so that we offer collaborative and non-hierarchical coaching in a fun and shame-free environment, every week.

  • 10 inset days - To ensure outstanding staff training and provide time to deeply understand pupil data and plan for great outcomes.

  • 5 days term time leave - We understand that accessing desired time off for teachers and school staff can be difficult. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for team members to accrue term-time leave.

  • Flexible Working - A diverse workforce with work-life balance is crucial for our school's stability. If you need to adjust your schedule for personal commitments or seek part-time or hybrid working, don’t hesitate to let us know.

  • Enhanced maternity pay - Reach Schools value families and community relationships. For this reason, we aim to be a support system for staff who are on maternity leave.

  • Free Friday breakfast - On Fridays we show our appreciation to one another as a staff team with encouraging shout-outs and delicious pastries.

Commitment to safeguarding

Reach Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the processwelfare of children and young people.

In order to meet this responsibility all candidates will be subjected to a
rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

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About Reach Academy Feltham

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 18
School size
921 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
0208 893 1099

Welcome to Reach Academy Feltham. Our staff are all driven by our mission to equip all of our pupils with the skills, attitudes and academic qualifications to enable them to go on to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity. Our school focuses on bringing together the whole community in a shared dedication to do whatever it takes to achieve successful outcomes for the children we all love and care for.

We have the highest academic expectations whilst maintaining a loving, family-focused culture. As the Co-Headteachers, and supported by our Senior Leadership Team, we aim to know every pupil as an individual, harnessing the power of family relationships and all-through knowledge, to ensure that we can tailor our curriculum, support and resources to meet each child's needs and desires.

Arranging a visit to Reach Academy Feltham

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@reachacademy.org.uk.

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