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Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/20/137538
  • Published: Thu 12/11/2020, 13:15 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 26/11/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 31.25 hours per week
  • Salary: £16,842 to £17,147 per year depending on experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London, , Waltham Forest

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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant (Fixed term until August 2021)

Scale 3, point 5 to 6 (£16,842, to £17,147 – actual salary)

31.25 hours per week, term time only (45.6 weeks)

Commencing ASAP 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment. 

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work with a range of pupils with SEND across the school.  This is a Fixed Term position until August 2021. 

The successful candidate will be a strong practitioner who understands the demands of pupils with a wide range of special needs, liaising with teachers to establish an appropriate learning environment for those pupils requiring support.  You will be working with Our SENDCO who is absolutely committed to the professional growth of TAs and the  development of a forward looking and happy team. The position may suit those with a desire to develop a career as a teacher.  

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest. 

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act. 

If you are interested, please look at our school website where you will find application forms and further information.  

Completed application forms should be emailed to 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  26th November 2020 at 9am

Indicative date for interviews:  TBC 

Please note:  applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.  

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.