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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 8.15 - 2.30 for three days per week and 8.15 - 3.30 for two days per week

Contract type

Fixed term - One year in the first instance

Full-time equivalent salary

S3 £23,576

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

30 hours per week over • 39 weeks per year • Term time only

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with the ability to support students across the curriculum on a fixed term contract. You should enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with teaching staff to support pupils, individually or in small groups. Previous experience of working with young people is desirable as is an interest in supporting students who have learning and behavioural needs. The role is an exciting chance to play a pivotal role in a supportive and friendly team and is also a great opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in secondary teaching.

You should also have:

  • Basic language, literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
  • Be educated to a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) level.
  • Good communication skills and a commitment to equal opportunities.

What the school offers its staff

  • An annual wellbeing long weekend in the autumn term
  • Priority admission for children of staff*
  • Paid lunch duty
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free onsite flu vaccination
  • Free carparking onsite
  • Onsite gym with subsidised membership
  • Free meals provided on inset days, parents evenings and open evening.
  • A comprehensive mentoring system for Early Career Teachers (ECT’s) which includes training and development
  • Personalised career path development (CPD) options

*This applies to staff who have been employed by Thamesmead School for at least two years prior to application and admission.

Commitment to safeguarding

Thamesmead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Thamesmead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1042 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01932 219 423

The school is situated to the West of London with good rail and road access. Our location means our staff enjoy living in areas such as West and South West London, Surrey and Berkshire making fantastic choices for city, suburban or rural living available.

Thamesmead is a vibrant and successful school. In 2019 our students gained strong GCSE results. 85% of students gained a 4 grade or higher in English and Maths and 58% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. 83% achieved 5 GCSEs or more graded at 4 or above.

"Pupils behave well, are co-operative and respectful towards their teachers and each other. Strong leadership aims to ensure that the school provides the best possible standards of teaching and learning."- Ofsted.

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