Teaching Assistant Supporting Pupils With SEND, Lewisham

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Cooper's Lane Primary SchoolLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: Spring Term 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 3 Spine point 15-17 £15,284 - Actual salary for 30 Hours a week, 6 Hours a day
Contract term: Fixed Term

The role

Coopers Lane Primary School is a diverse inner city school with a strong commitment to inclusive practice and an excellent reputation for teaching and learning. We are a popular community school with high expectations for all of our children. Our school moto is All Different, All Equal, All Smiling and this really captures the heart of Coopers Lane. The school currently has three forms of entry.

In March 2017, Ofsted judged Coopers Lane to be a good school and highlighted the progress the school is making towards becoming outstanding. “You set out clear expectations for enhancing the ambitions of pupils and improving their self -belief in what they can achieve”, Ofsted March 2017.

We are looking to appoint an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant preferably with experience in supporting children with ASD, to join our team of dedicated and resourceful staff at Coopers Lane School.

The successful candidate will be required to provide daily support for a child with Special Educational Needs in groups or 1:1, working closely with staff to maintain and improve the social, emotional, behavioural and learning needs for this pupil. As a confident and experienced Teaching Assistant, you will be able to tailor your approach to suit this child’s specific needs.

This post is for 30 hours a week, term time only (38 weeks a year) on a fixed term contract starting in the Spring Term until the end of the academic year July 2020. The contract may be extended beyond this date at the discretion of the school depending on SEND funding.


Coopers Lane Primary School

Pragnell Road

Grove Park


020 8857 7680


What we are looking for: 

• We are looking for someone who:

• Is a dedicated, enthusiastic professional

• Has a passion for learning

• Has excellent communication skills

• Has experience of supporting children with Special Educational Needs, preferably with children with ASD 

• Is passionate about inclusive education

• Is willing to learn and to be trained further in this role

• Is qualified to at NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualifications or experience

What we can offer:

• Enthusiastic children who love learning

• Motivated, welcoming and friendly team

• A broad and creative curriculum

• Strong, purposeful leadership

• Training and support

Salary details

Scale 3 Spine point 15-17

£15,284 - Actual salary for 30 Hours a week, 6 Hours a day

Further information

If you are interested in joining the team here at Coopers Lane, we would love to welcome you to our school so that you can experience first-hand what it is like to be part of our special community. Visits to the school are very welcome. Please contact the school office to make an appointment to come and have a look around.

Coopers Lane Primary School is 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 exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service. The successful candidate will also be subject to an overseas criminal record, qualifications and reference checks.

Coopers Lane Primary School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation

CV’s will NOT be accepted as an application. References will be taken up before interview.

Closing Date

Closing date for completed application forms is Friday 22nd February 2019.

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 25th February 2019.

Completed applications forms should be returned via the school office email info@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Please visit our website for further information about the school at www.cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Job location

More about Cooper's Lane Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Pragnell Road, London, SE12 0LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8857 7680
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