Teaching Assistant - Full Time, Richmond upon Thames, South West London SW14

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Tower House SchoolRichmond upon Thames, South West London SW14

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Very generous (above National TA Scale) + 6% employer contribution pension scheme
Contract term: Permanent

This is a rare opportunity to join our friendly, dynamic school where all can thrive and staff are highly valued. Working as a Teaching Assistant you’ll provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils. During lessons, you’ll work together with the class teacher to support pupils with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour.  Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress, achieve and overcome any problems. You will support all areas of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and ICT within the classroom.

The successful applicant will: 

• Support pupils in respect of school curriculum, e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, and Early Years, as directed by the teacher.

• Demonstrate maturity and act as a role model for pupils and be a positive influence on their behaviour and performance at school. 

• Have good time management, be flexible in their working style to enabling them to work across different teams, have a can do attitude and a sense of humour.

• Hold Level 3 NVQ, or have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent

About us:

Tower House is a single form entry boys’ preparatory school for 190 boys covering Reception to Year 8, we prepare pupils for the top senior schools in the UK. 

We pride ourselves on providing a rich learning environment in which the boys are given time to learn about themselves as learners: – to practise the skills of thinking, debate and inquiry, to modify their views because of another’s reasoning and – not least – to listen, understand and empathise with the experiences of others.

We also place a great deal of emphasis on the development of each boy’s character and confidence – encouraging responsibility, compassion for others and a sense of humour.

We are a close-knit, supportive and happy team of staff who are all looking to learn from each other. 


We are located between Richmond upon Thames and Putney just off Richmond Park in East Sheen. We are an 8 minute walk from Mortlake train station (zone 3) and are well served by a number of buses. There is plenty of free street parking on the surrounding roads. The school is a 10 minute walk from Richmond Park and a 5 minute walk from East Sheen high street that an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants, high street and independent shops. 

Staff Benefits: 

In our experience, happy staff make a happy school. Our staff are our single biggest asset, and the success of our students depends on them.  So we take care of, and invest in them. A few of the things we offer are:

Generous pay over and above the national Teaching Assistant pay scale

Generous contributory staff pension scheme 

A supportive and open management team

Free school meals, tea, coffee and biscuits

Cycle to work scheme

We really value our staff and will do whatever we can to meaningfully demonstrate that. 

Here is what the Good School Guide has to say:

Reading is taken seriously and a reading wall records numbers of books read by each boy during the term. Library is enticing: jam packed with adventure books and offset by jazzy mood lighting. Every Friday morning reception boys head for the forest school where they build dens, climb trees and jump in muddy puddles. Emphasis on impeccable manners: boys are expected to shake their teacher’s hand and look them in the eye as they say goodbye at the end of each day.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The closing date for applications is Monday 30th March at midday. The School reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.

Tower House School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. Applicants will undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Tower House School is an equal opportunities employer.

More about Tower House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: 188 Sheen Lane, London, SW14 8LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88763323
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