Classroom Assistant, Lewisham

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St Mary's Lewisham Church of England Primary SchoolLewisham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 2, spine points 11-13 (pro rata - 25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)
Contract term: Fixed Term

St Mary’s CE School is a one form entry multi-cultural inner city school with a diverse community. We are the oldest school in Lewisham and think of ourselves as a family.

Safeguarding is at the heart of our school and children feel safe.

In July 2016 Ofsted judged St Mary’s CE to be a ‘Good’ school. Everyone at St Mary’s has worked tirelessly to achieve this and we look forward to achieving even more in the future.

Ofsted said ‘Teaching, learning and assessment are good because teachers make good use of information on how well the pupils are doing to plan future learning.’

The Governors are looking to appoint a Classroom Assistant to join St Mary’s School in September 2018.

This post is for 25 hours a week, term time only (39 weeks a year) on a fixed term contract until the end of the academic year. The contract may be extended beyond this date at the discretion of the school depending on funding.

This fixed term role would be ideal for a recent graduate who wishes to gain some school experience before entering teacher training. For the right person, the school may be able to offer a place on the schools direct scheme from September 2019.

The successful candidate will work alongside pupils in class to support with their individual needs, to enable them to achieve their goals. They will also assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic classroom assistant to take up a temporary post in our rapidly improving school.

Someone who will support the work of class teachers in all aspects of classroom organisation, who wants to be part of a small, caring, stimulating learning environment and would like to join St Mary’s committed and hardworking team.

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate good literacy & numeracy skills and be proficient at ICT. They will have a minimum of a level two or higher qualification.

Further Information

St Mary’s C of E Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we implement all elements of the safer recruitment process.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Original evidence of right to work within the United Kingdom will be required prior to commencement of employment i.e. National Insurance Number, Work Permits or Indefinite Leave to Remain.

At St Mary’s we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to completion of an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

St Mary’s CE School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

How To Apply

Applications packs are available from the Lewisham Website, Jobs-go Public and the TES website or can be obtained from Sandra Noble

This should be completed and returned via email to or by post to the school at the above address. CVs are not accepted. Visits during the school day are welcomed and encouraged. Please call the school office on 020 8690 2613 to arrange.

Only candidates who are successful in being shortlisted for interview will be contacted in regards to their application.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 15th June 2018
Interviews to be held week commencing Monday 18th June 2018

St Mary’s Lewisham CE School
329 Lewisham High Street,
Lewisham  SE13 6NX
Telephone: 020 8690 2613

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More about St Mary's Lewisham Church of England Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: 329 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6NX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8690 2613
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