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Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: Learning In Harmony Trust
  • Reference: Pri/22/218994
  • Published: Fri 11/11/2022, 10:49 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/03/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri, Term Time + Inset Days (39weeks)
  • Salary: NJC Scale 4 (pt.7 £25,629 -  pt.10 £26,913) pro rata actual salary pt.7 £19,960 - pt.10 £20,960
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: John F. Kennedy School, Newham

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Teaching Assistant

Start dates: 1st September 2023 with potential for earlier start dates

JFK Special School is an innovative multi-site special school in East London (Beckton/North Woolwich/Plaistow/Stratford).

We are delighted to be broadening our provision by expanding one of our sites at Beckton with a new purpose-built block.

  • This expansion will create opportunities to join our team as a Teaching Assistants with options for career progression at JFK and our partner schools in the Learning in Harmony Trust.
  • As part of Learning in Harmony Trust (  you will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and well qualified staff team in a highly stimulating and rewarding environment.
  • The role would be to support the learning of all students across all ages who have significant learning difficulties, physical needs and, at times, challenging behaviours.
  • We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate initiative, integrity, a willingness to learn and positive interaction with others to support the profound nature of our students' needs.
  • The role will involve taking part in physical activities including swimming and supporting personal care for students.
  • To support the teacher in delivering the personalised curriculum for students.

JFK Special School:

  • Caters for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC).
  • Has a strong values-driven approach to education, ensuring it is a fantastic place to work and learn.
  • A stimulating environment where children can be safe and enjoy learning with a dedicated team of staff.  Staff are our most important resource and we invest heavily in CPD based on individual need.

If you would like further information please contact

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

Closing date: 31st August 2023

Interviews:     Arranged termly

Start dates:    1st September 2023 with potential for earlier start dates

Find out more about us by visiting our website 

Safeguarding Statement:

Learning in Harmony Trust 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. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in our care and expect all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and the successful applicant will need a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate and supportive references.

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