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Experienced Key Stage 2 Teaching Assistant

St Mary Magdalene C of E SchoolWoolwich, SE18

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, enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistants who have worked with upper KS2 classes to support in the classroom at St Mary Magdalene.

We are currently recruiting a Teaching Assistant to join our Woolwich Primary Campus, but the successful candidate will be employed as a Koinonia Federation member of staff and, as such, may be asked to move to other campuses if required (Christ Church SE10, St Mary Magdalene SE18 & St Mary Magdalene SE18) due to staffing changes.

Those applying for the TA position should have previous experience of working with primary-aged children in upper Key Stage 2.  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)  
  • 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

There may also be an option to do midday meal supervisor duties with this role.

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


The Koinonia Federation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory DBS & pre-employment safeguarding checks and references.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected'.  This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, they cannot be taken into account. 

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found of the Ministry of Justice website.

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

About the school: St. Mary Magdalene is a popular and successful outstanding all through school with two school sites; our primary campus in Woolwich and our all through campus on the Greenwich Peninsula.  St Mary Magdalene leads a federation with another primary school in Greenwich (SE10), Christ Church.

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