Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant, Woolwich

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St Mary Magdalene C of E SchoolWoolwich

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Start date: Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: APT&C Scale 2, from Point 3, dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

St Mary Magdalene C of E School is the only all through school in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are looking to appoint outstanding candidates to join our primary phase team.  This is a superb opportunity for committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants & Learning Support Assistants to support in the classroom.  All applicants should ideally have some class-based experience.  We are recruiting for our Woolwich & Greenwich Peninsula Campuses.

Those applying for the TA/LSA position should have previous experience of working with primary-aged children and preferably experience of working with children with autism.  This experience may have been gained within a mainstream education, in a specialist provision or maybe outside of education.  We offer successful applicants the opportunity to work as part of a friendly and multi-disciplinary team.   

We welcome applications from candidates who:   

  • Have NVQ Level 2 qualification (essential)  
  • Have experience of working with children who have SEND (desirable)
  • Have knowledge of Autism (desirable)  
  • Are able to prepare and teach effective interventions taking into account the individual needs of learner  
  • Have a professional manner  
  • Are enthusiastic and have a friendly approach  
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills   

Alongside this role, there will be an opportunity to be part of the midday meal supervisory team if desired.   

We can offer:   

  • a supportive leadership team and vibrant professional community  
  • a positive school culture which believes in distributed/ collaborative leadership  
  • a commitment to continuing professional development  
  • energetic and enthusiastic high attaining pupils  
  • a supportive, Christian ethos across our school communities    

Applications will be considered on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange a mutually convenient date for observation & interview.


As this role will involve contact with children we will take up at least two references before interview asking about your suitability to work with children. Any job offer will be conditional on you having a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Criminal Records Check and Barred List Check, having the legal right to work in the UK and having satisfactory overseas criminal records checks if deemed necessary.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend interview.  For further information, please contact Emma Clark by email eclark@koinoniafederation.com. 

About the school: St. Mary Magdalene is a popular and successful outstanding all through school with three school sites; our primary sites are in Woolwich and on the Greenwich Peninsula and our secondary site is based temporarily on the Blackheath Standard and will move to a brand new £40m site on the Greenwich Peninsula in November 2018 academic year.  St Mary Magdalene leads a federation with another primary school in Greenwich (SE10), Christ Church.

More about St Mary Magdalene C of E School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Woolwich, Kingsman Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 5PW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8854 3531
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We are a Federation of two schools - St Mary Magdalene CofE School and Christ Church CofE Primary School - located over four sites in Royal Greenwich, we work together as one team.      

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