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Associate Teacher/Teaching Assistant

Associate Teacher/Teaching Assistant

Nishkam School West London


  • Expired
Grade 4
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Apply by:
12 January 2018

Job overview

Associate Teacher 

Dates:   Apply by 12pm, Friday 12th January 2018

Job to start ASAP

Salary:  Grade 4 (FTE: £19,190.00 - £24,161.00) 

Location: West London, Isleworth  

Contract type:  Full-time 

Contract term:  Permanent

Overview: Nishkam School, West London is an innovative state of the art all-through 4-19 school. Nishkam’s outstanding primary school opened in 2013 with the secondary phase due to open in September 2018, with a four-form entry in year 7 of 100 pupils. The school is part of an outstanding Multi-Academy Trust. (4 schools, 2 nurseries; vocational college in Kenya)

Nishkam School West London will be a flagship school for our Trust offering all-through provision in an expansive 11 acre green site. Opportunities like these are few and far between and will interest those with creative minds and high aspirations, seeking to inspire a new generation of children through a values led, multi-faith curriculum.  

The Role

To support the next phase of development the Governors are seeking to appoint a bright, enthusiastic and creative associate teacher to join our friendly and inclusive school. 

The successful candidate will be:

· preferably a graduate

· committed to and able to support the school ethos 

· able promote high standards of attainment and behaviour

· inspirational, enthusiastic and highly motivated

· able to work as part of a team and take individual lead as appropriate

· able to inspire and appreciate creativity

· able to assist teachers in planning and preparation of lessons appropriate to the class and individuals

· able to support pupil learning in classroom settings, with individuals, small groups and whole classes as appropriate.

· able to assist in monitoring pupils’ progress and assess work to achieve individual progression and whole school improvement

· experienced in promoting the wellbeing of pupils, providing guidance and support

· able to communicate and consult with parents

· able to assist in preparing reports as appropriate

· able to support the medical, learning and wellbeing needs of a child with Diabetes including; following a Care Plan, testing blood glucose, giving/monitoring insulin injections

We will offer you

· a friendly and welcoming team

· hardworking and dedicated colleagues

· enthusiastic and diligent children

· supportive parents, carers and community

· a committed and fully involved governing body

· a well-resourced learning environment

· opportunities for professional development

Nishkam School Trust (NST) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS disclosure.

To Apply: 

· You need to complete an application form, which you can download from our website or contact the school office on 0203 141 8760

· Applications to be sent to by 12pm, Friday 12th January 2018

· Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted week beginning Monday 15th January 2018 to attend an interview.

· Interviews: TBC

Attached documents

About Nishkam School West London

Nishkam School West London is a mixed, non-selective, Sikh-ethos, multi-faith all-through school with sixth form situated in Hounslow, West London. The Nishkam School Trust also has schools in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Kenya. Nishkam School Trust has a 30-year history of educating children, working with the government for the past 10 years on schools for the Sikh community.

Headteachers for Nishkam School West London

Sukhjeet Rai (Primary)

Gerard Dineen (Secondary)


The school virtues are represented by the slogan "Excellence in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well", and by the school name, with the word "nishkam" translating as "selflessness". It works towards the mindset of serving others, a practice with the potential to transform students and promote humility.

Why work for us?

The Trust is evolving together as a family. We know that to reach our highest aspirations for our students, through embedding values to go beyond each student’s expectations in every part of their learning journey. We continue to pay great emphasis on our programme of Continuous Professional Development focusing on reaching our school vision. “To empower children with virtues, to enable them to excel academically and spiritually.” Please see article from Amanda HM Chief Inspector

Nishkam Schools aim to nurture lifelong learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and compassionate contributors to society. We have, as a trust, grown and have become a family of teachers and students that have the same attitude, respect and love for becoming better human beings and improving our minds and hearts to make a difference in our homes, community and the wider world. If global is local then we are here to show our neighbours that we can all work together and improve not only our education in learning and teaching but our life experience to become selfless humble individuals.

Staff Benefits

We know that teaching and working in schools can be hugely rewarding. We recognise that our staff give a lot to the school, their colleagues, our students, and their families. As a thank you, through our staff benefits, we hope to offer various ways to ensure that all staff that work for the school enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

Competitive salaries

We offer competitive salaries for both teaching and non-teaching staff based on the type and level of role you do. Pay ranges are reviewed annually and are regularly higher than National Teacher Pay Scales.

Excellence Awards

Staff are rewarded for exceptional performance through an additional pay award at the end of the academic year.

Career Progression Opportunities

We show loyalty to our staff through training and advancement opportunities. The school will provide financial support with access to National Professional Qualifications (NPQH/NPQML/NPQSL) and to other external courses of study that are of benefit to the school, including at Masters and Doctorate level.

Professional Development

The school has a thorough schedule of training for all staff in addition to opportunities to attend conferences and off-site training events relevant to your role. We work collaboratively with other schools, which provides opportunities to visit and share best practice.

Coaching and mentoring support for Early Careers Teachers & Teach First teachers.

Every member of staff has access to the National College e-learning service designed specifically for the education sector. The service combines a broad range of online courses.

Coaching for Leaders

We believe that professional leadership coaching can help foster self-understanding and drive lasting, transformational change. We offer 1:1 coaching for both our middle and senior leaders.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service that provides support to all employees, their partner/spouse, and dependent children over 16 still living at home.

Flexible Working

A diverse workforce with work-life balance is important for us so flexible working arrangements are available on request.

October Half Term break

We plan our term dates in a way that allows for a 2-week October half term break.

Before and After School Care

A highly subsidised Breakfast Club and after school care is available to all staff with children at the school.

Staff Room Facilities

There is a large staff room available to all members of staff. Tea, coffee, and milk are provided in the staff room free of charge as well as microwaves, toasters, and fridges.

Staff Car Park and Free Charging Points

The school has a large staff car park which is available for any member of staff wishing to drive to work.

We also provide 16 free charging points for electric vehicles.

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