Teaching Assistant – based in our Early Years Language Unit, Greater London - Wandsworth

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Smallwood Primary SchoolGreater London - Wandsworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,043 – £17,334 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistant – based in our Early Years Language Unit

£17,043 – £17,334 per annum

36 hours per week (with ½ hour unpaid lunch break)

Term Time Only - 39 weeks per year 

Smallwood Primary School is an expanding school, with a Language Resource Base and Children’s Centre, conveniently situated close to Earlsfield mainline station and Tooting Broadway underground. We are a rapidly improving school and need enthusiastic and committed teachers/support staff to continue our forward momentum. Our most recent OFSTED inspection (2014) describes us as ‘a good school with outstanding leadership’.

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. 

Additionally the school has a provision for pupils with communication and language disorders including Autism. The language unit now has a maximum of 40 children with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties. It is important to us that all adults contribute to the growth and development of every child and support their individual needs.  Therefore we are looking to expand our highly motivated and enthusiastic team of support staff. 

This role requires initiative and flexibility as well as a commitment to supporting complex children to reach their full potential. Our children do use alternative communication systems, such as Makaton signing and PECS. Skill in the use of these systems would be desirable. Experience of working in an early years setting is essential. You will work under the direction of the class teacher and will be expected to support individuals and small groups of children. A minimum of G.C.S.E. grade C or above in English and Maths and NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or relevant extensive experience is required.

Ideal candidates will be positive and enthusiastic in their approach and will seek to provide the opportunity for the children they are working with to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.  You will work not only with the class teacher, but with other Language Unit professionals, including, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists on a daily basis.  

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively an application pack can be found on the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

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

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

Closing date: 22 September 2017 (at noon)                 

Interviews: week beginning 02 October 2017  

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 & Children’s Centre  Smallwood Road  Tooting SW17 0TW  

Tel: 020 8672 6024  Fax: 020 8682 2065  

Email: Admin@smallwood.wandsworth.sch.uk   Headteacher Mrs F Loudon

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More about Smallwood Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Smallwood Road, Garratt Lane, London, SW17 0TW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86726024
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