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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Early Years & KS1)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Early Years & KS1)

John Scurr Primary School

Tower Hamlets

  • Expired
Scale 3
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
4th December, 2017
Apply by:
24 November 2017

Job overview



This is a ‘Good’ school which continues to go from strength to strength. The Head Teacher continually strives to make sure the school progresses in the right direction

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience, teamed with a caring nature and a desire to make a real difference then please do apply.

Are you:

Academically gifted and enthusiastic graduate looking to gain further experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a Primary School?

Do you have previous experience of supporting young people with learning needs? And able to think outside the box.

Do you need to gain primary Teaching Assistant experience in order to support your PGCE, or have a degree in Psychology looking to gain invaluable, post qualification experience?

This Graduate TA appointment will involve working in a small team, supporting a child 1-1 with additional learning needs. You will be responsible for promoting inclusion; working according to pupils needs ensuring they make positive progress. The successful candidate should:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be passionate about improving access to the curriculum with additional needs.
  • Have a proven track record of working with children 
  • Be highly flexible and adaptable in order to  meet the differing needs of the pupils
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills- GCSE in both ( Grade C or above) 
  • Have an extremely patient attitude ensuring a positive role model for children
  • Be willing to work in Early Year & KS1

Person Specification

For this Graduate Teaching Assistant post it is essential that all applicants are graduates with 2:1s or better at degree level. The ideal candidates will be highly personable team players. Will need to be a creative thinker and is interested in children who learn differently, with the drive and perseverance to out do all expectations. 

The Teaching Assistant post is for two terms until 31st July, 2018, and is geared towards anyone who is interested in Educational psychology or Social Work.

Do not send a CV but apply via the application form on the website ( standard TA JD and new application form) by November 24th 2017 to Michelle Drew. 

Interviews week beginning the 27th November, 2017

For an application pack, please download from the school website:

Closing date for completed applications, 24th November 2017

John Scurr Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. Cephas Street London E1 4AX: 0207 490 3647

Attached documents

About John Scurr Primary School

John Scurr Primary School is a mixed primary for pupils aged 4-11, located in Stepney, East London. A school of larger-than-average size, John Scurr is proud of its diversity, with pupils from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, as well as an above-average number of students with special educational needs. 

John Scurr Primary School is a member of the Teach East London Teaching School Alliance, along with 17 other primary and secondary institutions. It also has links with the University of Winchester’s Liberal Arts programme.   


Maria Lewington  

Values and vision 

Named for John and Julia Scurr, a pair of 20th-century equality campaigners, the school strives to offer an inclusive style of learning that promotes tolerance, diversity and academic excellence. Governors work closely with staff to ensure that the themes of access, aspiration and achievement are properly enshrined within the school day. 

Independence is another focus of the school, with pupils encouraged to support each other and think for themselves when encountering a problem.   

Ofsted report 

“Strong personal, spiritual, moral and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins pupils’ good behaviour both in class and around the school. Pupils feel safe at school.” 

View John Scurr Primary School's latest Ofsted report

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