9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 30 hours a week (term time only)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29412.00 - £30771.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • NVQ 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualifications or higher education

  • Working with or caring for children of relevant age

  • Training in the relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy & numeracy

  • First aid training/training as appropriate

  • Understanding of relevant policies/code of practice and awareness of relevant legislation

  • General understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes /strategies

  • Basic understanding of child development and learning

  • Good numeracy/literacy skills

  • Effective use of ICT to support learning

  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults

  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these

  • Display commitment to protection and safeguarding of children and young people

What the school offers its staff

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programs, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, for short periods of time.

Further details about the role

Main Duties:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.

  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.

  • 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 & promote self-esteem and independence.

  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress & achievement under guidance.

  • Deliver pastoral and learning support.

  • To deal with minor incidents and the health and hygiene of the children.

  • To read with individual children and groups and complete reading records as directed by the class teacher.

  • Under the direction of the teacher, to work with small groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning.

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 achoudhry@newwavefederation.co.uk

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About Shacklewell Primary School

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

An 'Outstanding' two form entry primary school based in Dalston, Hackney.

Arranging a visit to Shacklewell Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email achoudhry@newwavefederation.co.uk.

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