Teaching Assistant, Lewisham

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Tidemill AcademyLewisham

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 3 (SP5 – £22,800 to SP6 - £23,211) pro-rata for term-time working @ 85.32% (£19,452.96 to £19,803.63)
Contract term: Permanent

We have a vacancy for a talented Teaching Assistant to work in Year 3. You will be working in an exciting classroom where learning is always fun and engaging and excellent relationships exist between staff and pupils. Our children deserve the very best and the support they receive from our teaching assistants is key to our success, whether this be delivering interventions, supporting groups or working with the whole class on a key project. You will be working in a rewarding environment where you will need to be flexible and adaptable. You need to be dedicated to the education and pastoral care of children and be determined to make a difference to the lives of some deserving young children. Do you think you have the talent and dedication to make the difference to a very deserving community? 

 We offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.    


 Tidemill Academy, 11 Giffin Street, Deptford, SE8 4RJ

Salary Details 

Scale 3 (SP5 – £22,800 to SP6 - £23,211) pro-rata for term-time working @ 85.32% (£19,452.96 to £19,803.63)


35 hours per week (8.30am to 3:45pm, 4 pm, 4:30pm or 5pm) to allow for attendance at Monday professional development sessions & team planning meeting (night varies according to key stage) and includes 3 lunch duties.  Additionally, Teaching Assistants run an after school club one night per week which is claimed as overtime.

Further Information 

Tidemill Academy is a highly successful, energetic and happy school in the heart of Deptford and has an outstanding reputation for being a creative, positive and innovative school at the leading edge of educational reform.  Tidemill is a haven where children from all backgrounds flourish and we achieve this in a buzzing, multicultural area of South East London. Our children not only achieve excellent results – they sleep over at the Science Museum, surf in Devon, compete at the London Youth Games, are djembe drummers, make their own branded chocolate, exhibit at art galleries, set up blogs and perform Shakespeare at the theatre!  They do all this in an award winning building with exceptional facilities. 

Tidemill is a National Teaching School and is a centre for teaching and learning. We deliver professional development programmes for teachers including the National Professional Qualifications for leaders, NQT programmes, School Direct and specialist Speech & Language workshops. Many of our teaching assistants have qualified to become Higher Level Teaching Assistants or qualified teachers.

Tidemill Academy is part of the REAch2 Academy Trust, the largest primary-only academy trust in the country which currently has sixty primary academies spread across England.  However, we still maintain the Lewisham pay scales and keep to the same working hours and term-time only percentages……but we now have increased freedoms to ensure that the school is the best it possibly can be for our children and community.

Closing Date & Key Information 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can see our fantastic facilities and have a chance to meet the pupils, staff and Senior Leadership Team. A visit time has been scheduled on Wednesday 28th August @ 9.30am (45 minute duration).  The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 4th September at 9am and interviews will take place Wednesday 11th September. If you would like to visit the school, please email admin@tidemillacademy.org stating the position that you are interested in applying for.

 Completed applications shouold be sent to the following address by the closing date of Wednesday 4th September @ 9am. Alternatively you can email the pack as long as you also post a signed copy to the school.

Lisa Turner, Office Manager

Tidemill Academy

11 Giffin Street

Deptford, London



The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. 

Tidemill Academy is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. The advertised position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


More about Tidemill Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 11 Giffin Street, Deptford, London, SE8 4RJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8692 3470
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