Teaching Assistant, South West London (SW17)

Closing date:Expiring today

Eveline Day SchoolSouth West London (SW17)

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Eveline Day School is a well-established independent preparatory school in Wandsworth catering for children from 3 to 11 years old. 

We believe that learning is a joyful and rewarding experience and we encourage our students to aspire to high academic standard and achievement, whilst supporting those children who may find learning more challenging.  We believe that every child can be the best they can be at Eveline Day School.

The students have a wealth of learning opportunities through a broad and balanced curriculum including residential trips from the age of seven, which help the children to develop independence and make decisions. The school is renowned for its creativity in music and drama and we believe that these skills build on self-esteem and confidence. Sport and high quality nutrition are an integral part of our school day. The school has an extended day and the children benefit from many extra-curricular activities.

The safety, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children is paramount to our ethos and the children use their initiative, take responsibility for their actions and make decisions about their own futures. ‘Pupils have very positive attitudes towards learning, they are highly motivated and very keen to deepen and broaden their knowledge’ (Ofsted 2017).

Our aim is to provide the children with a challenging learning environment in which academic stretch and pastoral support are always entirely personal and age appropriate. We aim to guide each child to achieve their full potential and celebrate individual development and knowledge. We work as a team, engaging staff, children and parents to provide a creative and child centred curriculum.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide support to children with mathematics, reading and writing on an individual, class or small group basis
  • To help children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • To help teachers to plan learning activities and complete records
  • To support teachers in managing class behaviour
  • To supervise group activities
  • To take part in trainin
  • To help develop programmes of learning activities and to adapt   appropriate materials
  • To motivate and encourage pupils
  • To assist with marking and correcting work
  • To attend meetings and reviews 
  • To liaise with the SENCO adviser
  • To help with school events, trips and activitie
  • To provide parents with reports of the children’s progress in all subject areas
  • To support the life of the school by attending activities and events and by encouraging participation in them.


Successful candidates will need to:

  • Be professional, enthusiastic and hard working
  • Possess a genuine love of children
  • Possess a good knowledge of the National Curriculum and the Primary Frameworks
  • Be an effective communicator with children, colleagues and parents
  • Be flexible and to act upon advice
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Possess a good knowledge of guidance to safeguard and promote the well being of children and young people and to have the responsibility towards children’s welfare at all times
  • Be aware of a range of developmental, social, religious, ethnic, cultural and linguistic influences
  • Possess a basic knowledge of First aid.


We can offer:

  • A stimulating working environment
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • A supportive, committed and very experienced leadership team.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.


Closing dates for applications:  Friday 30 August 2019



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More about Eveline Day School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: Up to 11 years
Address: Swan House, 207 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 208673 3188
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