Teaching Assistant Opportunities


St George’s CE Primary – Teaching Assistant

Salary details: £22800 – £23211

Job type: Full time – term time only, (39wks per year), 30hrs per week, 9.00 – 3.30pm (excluding 30 minute lunchbreak)

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 12pm 25th March 2020

Would you like to work somewhere inspiring?  Where taking risks and innovating is encouraged?  If you share our vision for taking the best from educational theory and putting it into practice to create lifelong learners then our school could be the place for you.

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team. You must have a good standard of English and Maths and be able to communicate effectively with adults and children. We expect that you will use your initiative and embrace new challenges to work with groups and with individuals. You will be willing to work closely with teachers and other support staff to plan for the individual needs of our SEN pupils. We can offer you a community of keen children, a hard working, motivated and caring team and a professional and supportive work environment, with a commitment to developing your skills.

It is essential the candidate has the following attributes:

  • The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Experience of working with children in KS1 and KS2
  • Experience of work with children with a range of SEN, including ASD
  • Have high expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • Knowledge of how to support teaching and learning effectively
  • Knowledge of ways to adapt and personalise learning to cater for the needs of individual children, particularly those with SEN
  • A range of behaviour management strategies, underpinned by a calm approach
  • A professional manner with excellent communication skills

The role will also entail Mealtime Supervisor duties.

Salary £22800 – £23211 Pro Rata Term time only 39 weeks per year

If you would like to apply for this position, please download and complete the application form and return the signed copy by email to admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk or by post to Barbara Whiting, St George’s School, Perry Vale, Forest Hill SE23 2NE.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 12pm Wednesday 25th March 2020; shortlisting will take place on Thursday 26th March with interviews on Tuesday 31st March, only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted for interview.

We encourage you to visit our friendly school.  If you would like to discuss the post further please ring either Karri MacAlpine, Assistant Headteacher or Barbara Whiting, School Business Manager who will be happy to talk to you.

St George’s is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Therefore, the successful candidate will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or to arrange a school visit please contact the school office on 020 8699 5127.


Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching Assistant Person Specification 

Application Form