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Teaching and Learning Support Assistant Required

Grade: D to E (depending on experience and qualifications)

 £14,423 - £18,854

Permanent - 32.5 hours per week (term time only)

From 1st September 2015 (an earlier start date is negotiable, for the right candidate)

Do you want to use your skills to make a positive and tangible difference to children’s lives?  Come and join our expanding team as we move to three-form entry!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching and Learning Support Assistant and offer the opportunity to work in either mainstream or our specialist resourced provision for children with autism.  Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about improving outcomes for children of all abilities and who will relish the opportunity of supporting children, with varying needs, to reach their potential.  The successful candidate may be asked to take charge of a class for short periods, as a Cover Supervisor. Candidates with HLTA or other specialist qualifications are welcome to apply.

King’s Oak Primary School, recently judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, is situated in the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames.  Our school is a vibrant, culturally and socially diverse community school for 3 – 11 year old pupils with an ASD specialist resourced provision and an attached pre-school.  We currently have 544 pupils on roll and are expanding to three-form entry.

This exciting and rewarding role requires someone who is patient, flexible, adaptable, a ‘team player’ and who is also able to show initiative, both in the class situation and with groups/individuals.  The successful candidate will work alongside and under the guidance of class teachers and will be required to support varying sized groups of children, to facilitate the planned provision.  S/he will also be asked to attend weekly staff training sessions and planning meetings after school. 

We offer happy and enthusiastic children who love learning, excellent parental support and a strong staff team who enjoy working together!  Our current team is motivated, hard-working and dedicated to the full and equitable inclusion of all children.  All staff receive a high level of continuing professional development. 

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

We will be delighted to show potential candidates around our school!

Closing Date: Monday 15th June 2015 at 12 noon

Interviews will take place shortly after this.

To apply, please download the forms and return by e-mail to or contact us.  Only applications received on the official form will be considered.

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

King’s Oak Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.