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Teaching Assistant

Welling SchoolBexley

Job Title Teaching Assistant

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Deadline:  Friday 3rd December at 10 am

Interviews: tbc

Location: Welling School - City Region

Scale: Scale 3 

Appointment: Permanent - 27 ½ hours per week - 39 weeks per year

About Us:


Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and thrive as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.

Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London Borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them bringing their own part to make up the Welling School Community.   We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family.  As well as ensuring our students are knowledgeable and confident at Welling our shared values are to be:

  • Ambitious 
  • Kind
  • Active


See our website for further information about the school

Core Purpose:

To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with School policies and procedures and statutory requirements. To provide support for students with educational needs in a variety of learning environments

The Role:

Due to the exciting expansion of our talented team we are looking for creative and inspiring colleagues to work alongside our teachers in supporting our students - particularly those who need us even more.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be working with individuals or small groups in our specialist learning support areas as well as supporting our mainstream classrooms - making a real difference to our students and their progress.  No two days will ever be the same although they will always be rewarding and exciting.

Your previous experience as a learning support professional is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and how we can motivate and inspire them to achieve great things.  Because you have a calm, personable and patient manner and because you are creative, persistent and interested you will know why that is.

Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point, can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy Trust.  You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school professionals who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

Key Responsibilities:

As well as having a passion for young people and their futures, our colleague will:

  • be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
  • have a commitment to your own professional development and learning how best to support students in being successful
  • understand the need to be creative and well prepared
  • bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
  • have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff
  • be emotionally intelligent, able to maintain a sense of calm and demonstrate excellent patience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives.  The successful candidate will have the chance to work with students across the full age and ability range.

Contact Information:

Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged.  To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR Advisor on 020 8304 8531 or email

Applications should be completed and returned to  A Job Description and Person Specification can be provided at this time.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications. If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful. 

Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. 

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse: TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview:- should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment.  If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

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