Teaching Assistant, London

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The City of London Primary Academy, IslingtonLondon

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Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SC4 point 18 – 21, £18,302 - £19,466 actual salary
Contract term: Permanent

Term time only (39 weeks per year), 35 hours per week initially

SC4 point 18 – 21, £18,302 - £19,466 actual salary

The City of London Primary Academy Islington is a two-form entry school, sponsored by the City of London and is situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of Islington. We are the newest primary school to join the family of highly successful City schools, where pupils have achieved Outstanding results, ranking the City of London Academies Trust as the top performing academies chains in the country for pupil progress. Our school is partnered with the City of London School for Girls (CLSG), an ISI Outstanding rated independent school. 

COLPAI opened in September 2017 with 60 Reception places and will grow year on year. In September 2018 we will have Reception and Y1 pupils, with our numbers rising to 420 by 2023.

Are you an ambitious and highly effective KS1 Teaching Assistant, determined to make a difference to children’s life chances? If so, come and join the dedicated team at the City of London Primary Academy Islington and help our children to be the best they can be. An excellent start to education has far reaching implications for a child’s future success and so we seek an exceptional and enthusiastic teaching assistant who is able to nurture, inspire and challenge curious minds through high quality interactions with young children. As a Teaching Assistant, part of your role will be to deliver a range of high quality interventions including phonics, early reading, writing and maths. Experience of working in EYFS and KS1 is essential.

If you have high expectations of what young children can accomplish, commitment and flexibility in taking on this new and exciting challenge then we would love to hear from you.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, medical checks and satisfactory references.

To apply, visit https://www.colpai.org.uk/news/?pid=6&nid=4 to download a job pack and application form. Completed application forms should be sent to office@islingtonprimary.cola.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: Monday 16 July 2018, 9.00am

Interviews: Week commencing 16 July 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be required to support a lesson lead by the teacher as part of the interview process. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the post, please contact the Office Manager on 020 7504 0556 or email office@islingtonprimary.cola.org.uk. 

Additional notes

This role requires a commitment to work an additional 45 minutes per day to communication with teachers, plan and prepare lessons, complete assessment and attend CPD/ staff meetings and is paid as overtime in addition to the advertised salary. 

Hours for this post will reduce to 32.5 hours per week when the school opens on its new site. Applicants for this post will be applying acknowledging that this will be a requirement of the post and the salary will reduce pro-rata.

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More about The City of London Primary Academy, Islington
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Temporary Address, C/o Moreland Primary School, Moreland Street, Goswell Road, London, EC1V 8BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7332 1432
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The City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI) is a brand-new school opening in September 2017, offering 60 Reception places. The school will grow, year on year, to reach its full complement of 420 pupils by 2024. For the first two years, COLP...