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Teaching Assistant – Mainstream Classes & Language Unit Classes - Smallwood Primary School & Language Unit

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

34.5 hours per week (with ½ hour unpaid lunch break)
Term Time Only - 39 weeks per year

Smallwood Primary School and Language unit is a one form entry school with 272 pupils currently on role, including a resource base with 45 pupils. Our recent Ofsted inspection (2022) graded it a ‘Good’ school, highlighting: ‘pupils enjoy coming to school and are safe’, ‘they value their teachers and describe them as kind’.

At Smallwood is an inclusive school where we recognise the value our pupils add to our world today and in the years to come. We recognise that our pupils’ futures will be in a rapidly ever-changing and diverse world - a world that must value, celebrate and protect our surroundings, our environments, our cultures and ultimately our planet. Our pupils will become adults in a world where jobs will be created to solve problems that currently do not exist. Our pupils will need to be flexible, adaptable, critical and creative thinkers as well as being resilient.  Our pupils will need to have the confidence and ability to shape the world around them in order that they positively impact the wider world and our planet.

Our school vision of ‘Learning Together, Learners for Life, with Ambition, Achievement and Progress for all’ reflects our commitment to instilling a love of learning that we hope will stay with our children long after they leave Smallwood. Our school values ensure that every member of our community has the skills and tools they need in order to be successful lifelong learners. 

We are passionate about the education of our children, continuous professional development of all staff and a strong partnership with parents and the wider community.

The candidate will be positive and enthusiastic in their approach and have ambition to develop in a supportive environment.

You will be a passionate, patient and resourceful individual who will be able to respond positively to the challenges of working with groups and individual pupils of all abilities within a mainstream class. You will also support our pupils to ensure the safety, well-being and good behaviour during breaks. It would be desirable if you have experience of working within the Early Years setting but not essential.

You will be positive and enthusiastic in your approach and will seek to provide the opportunity for the children you are working with to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially. A minimum of G.C.S.E. grade C or above in English and Maths and NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or relevant experience is required.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

For any further details please contact ­­­­the school on the telephone number below.

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email admin@smallwood.wandsworth.sch.uk or by post.

Closing date: 20 May 2022 (at noon)        
Interviews: 26 May 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

Smallwood Primary School & Language Unit
Smallwood Road
SW17 0TW
Tel: 020 8672 6024
Email: admin@smallwood.wandsworth.sch.uk
Headteacher Mrs F Loudon



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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