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  • Start date details

    To be confirmed

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Salary: Dependent on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an excellent Teaching Assistant to work with pupils with special education needs, who can motivate, inspire and progress the learning of all children and be a valued member of our staff team. A graduate applicant would be welcomed.

The successful applicant will have the abilities to:

  • Engage, supervise and provide particular support for pupils with special educational needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and work alongside the class teacher to adapt learning tasks to meet pupils’ individual needs.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs, consistently using visual support to aid understanding and support transitions.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Exciting and enthusiastic children.
  • An opportunity for you to be listened to and develop your skills as a Teaching Assistant.
  • A stimulating, well organised and supportive environment in which to work which includes clear systems and procedures and policies to support you in your role.
  • An experienced, committed and friendly team to work with, including a dedicated line manager to guide and support you through daily aspects of the job.

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.

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.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@olivergoldsmith.southwark.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Oliver Goldsmith Primary School

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

School location

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