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  • Start date details

    As soon as Possible

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 35 Hours per week. 8.15am - 3.45pm

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 31 August 2025, likely to extend

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,292 - £20961 ACTUAL Salary

What skills and experience we're looking for

Education, qualifications and training

*(a) Good spoken and written English and numeracy skills.

*(b) GCSE Maths and English qualifications of A – C/4-9 grade or equivalent.

(c) Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. English and maths.

(d) NVQ 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualifications or experience.

(e) Training in supporting children with SEN, including the delivery of specific interventions.

2. Experience

*(a) Working with or caring for children of relevant age in an educational setting.

(b) Experience of working with children in an educational setting with a wide variety of learning needs including pupils with special educational needs, pupils with English as an additional language and children from challenging or disadvantaged home circumstances.

(c) Experience in delivering interventions, including small group and 1:1 work.

3. Skills and abilities

*(a) Ability to relate well to and build effective working relationships with children and adults.

*(b) Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

(c) Ability to evaluate learning needs of children and actively seek learning opportunities for them.

(d) Ability to use positive behaviour management strategies to maintain high expectations of all.

(e) Effective use of ICT to support learning.

(f) Use of a range of equipment and technology.

(g) Ability to initiate and join in with playground and indoor games.

(h) Ability to support and encourage children to eat well at lunchtimes.

(i) Ability to train as a first aider.

4. Knowledge and Understanding

*(a) General understanding of national curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies.

(b) Basic understanding of child development and learning.

(c) Knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and a willingness to extend this.

(d) Knowledge and understanding of children’s social and emotional needs.

5. Commitments

*(a) Commitment to all aspects of inclusive education.

*(b) Commitment to achieving high standards, accelerating progress, promoting independence and challenging all pupils.

(c) Commitment to encouraging participation of parents/carers and the wider community in the life of the school.

What the school offers its staff

King Athelstan is a happy and diverse community school working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities in the local community. We have a Children’s Centre on site and Extended Schools’ provision in line with our vision of “Inspiring Excellence.” In September 2019 we opened a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs.

We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. We have free parking available in our staff car park and are not far from the centre of Kingston

Commitment to safeguarding

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is an equal opportunities employer. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About King Athelstan Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

King Athelstan Primary School is a two form entry, community primary school close to the centre of Kingston upon Thames.

We provide education for children from 3 to 11 years in our school (currently 419 pupils) and also offer a wide range of services and activities for 0-5 year olds and their families through Kingston Town Children’s Centre that is also based on our site.

We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. Ofsted rating, July 2022 : Good Our school was judged by Ofsted as “good” in July 2022.; We are proud of our school: Come as you are and leave us great.

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