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Teaching Assistant to support students with an EHC Plan

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£17,497 - £17,904 (full-time equivalent) - £15,795 - £16,154 (part time equivalent)
Norlington School & 6th Form. Norlington Road, Leyton, London,
Working Pattern:
Term Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/11/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Norlington School and 6th Form 

Teaching Assistant to support students with an EHC Plan

Pay Scale 3 point 14-17

Annual Salary: £17,497 - £17,904 (full-time equivalent)

Actual Annual Salary: £15,795 - £16,162 Fixed Term

Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boy’s school with a mixed 6th form school. Over the past 5 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement.

Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted;

'The progress of all groups of pupils...including the most able, is strong'

'Staff....enjoy being part of the school with it's distinctive family ethos'

'The behaviour of students around the school is calm and orderly'

(Ofsted October 2018)

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our Inclusion Department.  The role will involve working alongside teachers to support students with SEN in a wide variety of subjects and providing targeted intervention programmes at lunchtime, before and after school to support students to improve the skills they need to become effective learners in the classroom and successful adults.

The school is committed to providing all staff with excellent professional development and the Inclusion department has regular training sessions which focus on developing the skills needed to ensure we are an outstanding team who continue to achieve above average outcomes for students with additional needs. This post would be equally suited to high quality candidates committed to a TA career or an ambitious graduate with an interest in building up school experience prior to teacher training. 

The successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and a clear empathy for 11-18 year olds.  Training and/or experience in supporting students with additional learning needs such as Moderate Learning Difficulties; Global Developmental Delay; ASD; ADD/ADHD; Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties; and/or Literacy Difficulties would be essential. Experience in supporting students with physical disabilities would be advantageous for one of the posts available.

You will work 32.5 hours per week. 8.45am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and alternate Fridays 8.45am to 1.30pm/3.30pm – term-time only (45.6 weeks per year).

Throughout the year there are 6 Twilight sessions from 3.30 -6.00 and two events until 8.30 for which attendance is compulsory. This is a fixed term post to the end of term July 2020.

Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils.  Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

A recruitment pack and application form is available on the school’s website: , Our school/Vacancies link. Please email completed application forms to

The closing date for this post is Tuesday 5th November at midday.

Equal Opportunities
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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.