17 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Autumn 2024

  • Closing date

    4 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time, 35 hours a week (Monday – Friday) 39 weeks a year

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Commensurate with experience S3-S4 (£27,711-£28,128 Inner London FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

John Donne Primary School are recruiting a Teaching Assistant to provide for the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development for each individual child in their class and to support the overall development of the school. You will need to be caring, hardworking, willing to undergo training and most of all, enjoy working with children.

The Teaching Assistant will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team, under the leadership and supervision of the teacher/senior staff: will work with individuals/groups to supervise physical/general care of pupils, including those with SEN; support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Strong school partnerships
  • Happy, supportive and motivated team
  • Appropriate resources, environment and support
  • Innovative and collaborative organisation
  • Staff benefits including cycle to work, and technology scheme

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange a this.

John Donne Primary School is an exciting, creative and dynamic school where our focus is to give all children every opportunity to become successful, confident, curious and happy learners who will become future leaders and innovators. Our broad and aspirational curriculum is designed to support out children to achieve well academically as well as building the skills that will empower them spiritually, morally, socially and culturally to respond to a rapidly changing world.

NEST is a growing Multi Academy Trust, presently with 19 primary schools across Bromley, Kent, Lewisham and Southwark. Our schools have benefited from capital investment over the last five years and provide excellent learning opportunities for our pupils. We partner with several multi academies and maintained groups of schools. NEST are accountable for the work of the Thames South Teaching School Hub, delivering teacher training and development in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.

NEST is an exceptional and distinctive learning community

At NEST our commitment to the learning process challenges all of our schools to fully endorse the concept of collaborative learning. Just as our commitment to inclusion is a non-negotiable so too is each school’s contribution to inter-school learning and the development of a NEST wide professional learning community.

Our team is committed to the principle:

“We have a moral purpose to provide excellence and opportunity for all, to enable lives to be transformed”.

Nexus Education Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS clearance.

Applications should be emailed to recruitment@nestschools.org by midday on 4 June 2024

Please contact the school direct if you wish to arrange a visit. We reserve the right to interview candidates prior to the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

John Donne Primary School, part of NEST, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required
to undergo an enhanced DBS clearance.

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 recruitment@nestschools.org

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About John Donne Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
406 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 7639 0594

‘John Donne Primary is an outstanding school which enables pupils from diverse backgrounds to make rapid progress in acquiring basic skills and knowledge, while at the same time equipping them with an impressive range of personal qualities. (Ofsted October 2011)’

Our school is based in Southwark, South East London. We are in multicultural area where we have a highly pastoral & caring ethos, working with children and families and serving a diverse community.

Arranging a visit to John Donne Primary School

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

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