Teaching Assistant, Southwark

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Ivydale Primary SchoolSouthwark

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,726- £25,233 ( pro rata £15,584- £18,099)
Contract term: Fixed Term

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Required for September

Ivydale Primary School has a well-deserved reputation for being creative, friendly and dynamic.  The school is committed to build on these excellent qualities to deliver outstanding education for all our children. 

We are looking for two teaching assistants to join our team as soon as possible. We expect all our TAs to be able to work flexibly by supporting learning in classrooms as well as supporting individual children with EHC Plans in our inclusive school.

Both roles are suitable for graduates who are interested in a career in teaching.

We are looking for individuals who will work with teaching staff to support children in the classroom, undertake interventions as needed and to support children with additional needs.  Ideal candidates will be passionate about children’s learning.  

You should:

  • Hold a recognised and      relevant NVQ level 2 qualification (minimum) or be able to demonstrate      equivalent knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Minimum of GCSE (or      equivalent) English and Maths at grades A – C.
  • Have good verbal and      written communication skills.
  • Can solve problems and      can exercise initiative and independent action.
  • Demonstrate full      understanding of safeguarding issues within a school setting.
  • Experience of teaching      interventions is desirable though not essential.

Ideally, you will already have gained experience of working with primary aged children.


Post 1 (fixed term for 1 year) - supporting a child with additional needs within a Year 6 class. Working term time only for 30 hours per week (8.45am-3.45am). The post is Hay Grade 5, spine point range 16-23 (£21,726- £25,233). Actual pro rata salary is £15,584- £18,099.


Post 2 (permanent) - based in Early Years, you would spend 2 days a week supporting a child with an EHC plan and 3 days providing general classroom support. Working term time only for 33 hours per week (2 days a week 8.35am - 3.35am, 3 days a week 8am-4pm). The post is Hay Grade 5, spine point range 16-23 (£21,726- £25,233). Actual pro rata salary is £17,142.46-£19,909.58

Visits to the school are encouraged on Thursday 13th September at 10am or 2pm. Please email/call the school to confirm your attendance. 

Further details and application forms please visit our website www.ivydale.southwark.sch.uk . Completed application should be emailed to office@ivydale.southwark.sch.uk

Closing date: noon Tuesday 18th September 2018

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by telephone that week.

Interviews: Monday 24th September 2018

lvydale Primary School and Children’s Centres are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Ivydale Road, Nunhead, London, SE15 3BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 76392702
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Ivydale Primary School is located in The London Borough of Southwark. With around 450 pupils, aged 3-11, it is significantly larger than the average primary school, and serves a large and economically diverse catchment area, a fact reflected in the s...