Literacy Teaching Assistants, Lambeth

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Platanos CollegeLambeth

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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable
Contract term: Fixed Term

(Initially for one year with opportunity to extend)

Your new company
We are currently looking for Literacy Teaching Assistants to join us at Platanos College. We are a mixed Secondary provision for ages 11-16. We are looking for applicants who have experience in working with small group interventions across both key stages. This TA position is initially for the 2017/18 year, with the opportunity of a permanent role for the right candidate. This job offers the successful Teaching Assistant the chance to join a high achieving team, and to challenge themselves and the pupils to progress their reading age and overall literacy skills.

Your new role
This post is suited to a dynamic Teaching Assistant to work exclusively on supporting small group learning. Platanos College has high expectations of all staff and pupils, and are looking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to support the delivery of literacy through English lessons. 

As a literacy specialist, there would be an opportunity to develop the following:

  • Planning of key literacy skills 
  • Literacy programmes 
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Creative Writing small group classes
  • Lexia
  • Back to Basics

What you will need to succeed
The successful Teaching Assistant will have at least NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent, and at least 6 months experience in supporting at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 within the last year. The ability to work alongside the English Department is essential. We have an integrated approach to supporting our pupils, therefore experience of assessing pupil progress and supporting the testing of our pupils is essential. 

For further information about us please visit 

Applicants should complete the employment application form found on our website detailing all their relevant skills and experience and return by post or email to

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 July 2017.

Start date: September 2017.

Platanos College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check (formerly known as a CRB check) and will be checked against the DBS barred list.  Appointments are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references as according to our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Platanos College

Clapham Road, London SW9 0AL

Tel: 020 7733 6156

Fax: 020 7738 6196 

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More about Platanos College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Clapham Road, London, SW9 0AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7733 6156
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Platanos College is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in South London. It is an academy state school supported by the Platanos Trust, a multi-academy trust set up with the intention of raising sta...