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Primary Phase Teaching Assistant

Alec Reed AcademyEaling


From £20,225 per year, 36 hours per week, Term-time only

free parking, gym and family friendly benefits


Do you want to make a real difference, one that really means something? Maybe you are an experienced TA looking for your next challenge, or a graduate seeking your first step into the world of education, or even someone looking for a stepping stone into teaching? Either way, this may be the best move you make!


You will relish in the opportunities that are available with us. We call our Teaching Assistants ‘CLASS Worker’s. They are indeed ‘class’ however here, the CLASS stands for Curriculum and Learning Access Student Support. The role involves working under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. This is position is to commence in January 2021.  


This role is to work term-time only, plus Professional Development days. The hours are Monday to Friday starting from 8.30am and finishing at 4pm twice a week, 4.30pm on one day for meetings, 5pm on one day for CPD, and Fridays at 3.30pm. The salary starts from £20,225 p/a and is dependent upon experience and qualifications. You should have a good all round education. It is essential that you have at least GCSE Grade D-G or Functional Skills Level 1 or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent); have an awareness and understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities; and experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age.


We enjoy a low staff turnover and a higher than normal team of support staff including dedicated Student & Family Education Workers and a high investment in CPD. We even have a number of staff that have progressed through our Academy gaining teacher status. Therefore if teaching is your end goal; this could be the place for you!


As an Investor in People, the Academy offers excellent career and professional development. The Academy is outer London but with Inner London pay, employer’s pension contribution of over 17%, and offers free on-site parking, free use of the gym, subsidised meals and family friendly policies including dependents entitlement. Since we’re just off the A40 at the Target Roundabout, travel connections are first-rate, with the A40/M25/M4/North Circular within easy reach and the Central Line Station just a short Bus ride away.


Please visit the ‘Quicklinks - Vacancies’ section of our website for more information and an application form: If you prefer to talk, please contact our HR department initially via email:


Closing date for completed applications:  Sunday 5th December 2021 at midnight. 

Interviews will be held w/c: 13th December 2021


ARA is committed to the protection and safety of our learners. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencing the role.


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