Primary or Secondary Teaching Assistant, Lewisham

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St Matthew AcademyLewisham
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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £21,695 - £22,843 (£18,657 - £19,177 Pro Rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Role: Primary / Secondary Teaching Assistant

Required: Immediate Start

Salary: Scale 3, Spinal Column Points 7 - 10: £21,695 - £22,843 per annum (Pro Rata £18,657 - £19,177)

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time only

Working Hours: 36 hours per week 

Location: Blackheath (London Borough of Lewisham)

Closing Date: 9:00am, Friday 6th December 2019

We seek to appoint a committed and energetic Teaching Assistant to join our Academy. This is an exciting opportunity to support quality first teaching for all of our pupils across the Academy. The Teaching Assistant is responsible to the SENDCo for supporting learning within classrooms, providing high quality interventions, supporting the class teacher and the work of the Academy. This role offers an exciting prospect for a candidate to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that our all-through Academy brings. 

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.  At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the Academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our Academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our Primary and Secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique, all-through setting with opportunities for personal development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectations, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the academy are strongly encouraged to apply.

There are positions available in both our Primary and Secondary phases and are suitable for either a graduate looking for a future career in teaching, or experienced TAs looking for a new challenge. For candidates with relevant prior experiences and training in a specialised area, opportunities may be available for more specialist work, at scale 4.

We Offer:

• Fantastic pupils with great potential

• Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another

• A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for our support staff

• A fully equipped gym and fitness suite available for all of our staff to use for free

• A wellbeing programme which highlights the importance of wellbeing and promotes a work-life balance

• Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, a Cycle-to-Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Tech Scheme

To apply please complete an application form and monitoring form, and return it to (CVs are not accepted).

Closing Date:   9:00am, Friday 6th December 2019

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More about St Matthew Academy
Address: St. Joseph's Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0XX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8853 6250