Grade Scale 3
Range SP 5-6 starting at £22,575-£22,983 (£15,511-£15,791 Pro Rata actual Salary)
28.75 hours per week. Term time only 44.86 weeks per year
Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity to join Gwyn Jones Primary School as a member of team in the role of Teaching Assistant.
We are a two-form entry, culturally diverse school based in East London and we are very proud of our school. Visitors comment on the warmth of the school and the friendliness of both staff and pupils alike. Our dedicated staff team are incredibly hard working and are committed to creating a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which every child can achieve their potential and develop a life-long love of learning.
At Gwyn Jones Primary School we are a Rights Respecting School and we actively teach our children about the rights of the child. The Rights Respecting ethos permeates all parts of school life and into our school motto “Inspired and Empowered”. This motto epitomises the staff’s genuine commitment to provide a rich, creative and challenging curriculum which inspires children’s curiosity and empowers our pupils to have a voice and be knowledgeable, active global citizens. We strive to ensure that every child thrives academically whilst benefiting from excellent pastoral care that nurtures and develops emotional wellbeing.
We are looking for someone who has good communication skills and is flexible in their approach when supporting children and working alongside other colleagues. We know it is important to be positive, inspirational and a real team player. To add to our team, we wish to appoint an excellent Teaching Assistant who will draw upon their experience and expertise in teaching to raise standards for all children including those with SEND. Together, we will drive outstanding learning and teaching that is challenging, interesting and motivational to all pupils building inquiring lifelong learners who care for their world and all that live in it.
I hope this application pack and the information available generally on our website and on social media will give you a flavour of our School. I would be delighted to show you around our friendly and caring school. To arrange a visit please contact the school office on 0208 556 7904 or email: HR@gwynjones.waltham.sch.uk
Closing date: Monday 25th September 2023 by noon
Shortlisting: Monday 25th September 2023
Interview date: Monday 2nd October 2023
The Schools in this Authority are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS and school will conduct an online search prior to interview.
All completed applications should be returned to the school by email to email@example.com
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.
The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy